Sg2 Experts

Sg2’s team of experts leads the development of analytics, intelligence and consulting. Their thoughtful analysis and provocative opinions guide health care leaders as they navigate the evolving health care landscape.


Lisa Simovic National Vice President

Lisa has 25 years of experience in a variety of areas within the health care industry, including strategic planning and marketing, academic medical center administration, and clinical research. As part of the founding team at Sg2, Lisa has helped many Sg2 national and regional health system clients and prospective clients...

Stephanie Snider

Stephanie Snider Director

As part of Sg2’s Intelligence team, Stephanie brings 20 years of clinical and public health expertise to the behavioral health service line, where she assists clients with behavioral health business strategy and program development decisions. She is particularly skilled in psychiatric facility assessment and planning as well as ED throughput,...

Ryota Terada Director

As a member of Sg2’s Intelligence team, Ryota contributes to the development and delivery of orthopedics and spine offerings. He contributes to publications, web seminars, the annual development of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecast and other analytical tools. In his time at Sg2, Ryota has also focused on payment- and policy-related...

Susan Ventre, PhD, MHA

Susan Ventre, PhD, MHA Principal

As a consulting principal on Sg2’s Life Sciences and Industry team, Susan leads strategic engagements with pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics manufacturing companies to provide market insights and direction to their most strategically important growth areas. Susan’s extensive experience includes working in life sciences contract research and health service delivery...

Melissa Threlkeld, FACHE Principal

As a principal on Sg2’s Consulting team, Melissa manages complex strategic engagements with academic medical centers, national health systems, regional health systems and community hospitals. She is a trusted advisor to health care executives, answering challenging questions related to market relevance, sustainable growth, strategic partnerships, major investments and disruption/innovation. Melissa...

Jayme Zage, PhD Principal

As a senior member of Sg2’s service line thought leadership team, Jayme supports client needs across a broad range of service line initiatives, including structuring, strategic planning, workforce alignment, technology adoption and care delivery innovation. She is an esteemed thought leader in behavioral health and the neurosciences; while working on-site...

Katherine Zentner Senior Director

As part of the Intelligence team, Kate leads the development and delivery of Sg2’s neurosciences, spine and orthopedics offerings, working closely with clients to provide comprehensive research- and analytics-driven strategic intelligence. In her current role, she has contributed to projects including the annual development of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecast,...