Meet the Advisors

Ben Sawyer, MBA, LBB

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Coach

Ben has 30+ years of executive leadership experience with a strong record of accomplishment. A Lean black belt, Ben has significant guided Strategy Execution experience, having worked with many clients to achieve dramatic, sustainable operational performance improvement outcomes. His organizational leadership has consistently resulted in dramatic performance and financial improvements.

Jennifer Strahan, MS, MBB, FACHE

Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer has partnered with over 100 health systems and businesses to help them transform their operations. Jennifer has served as the Executive Director of Lean Six Sigma at WellStar Health System in Atlanta, as well as lead consulting positions with Vizient Mid-South and the Advisory Board Company. Jennifer received her Master’s in Health Care Leadership from Dartmouth College and her Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from The Ohio State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate with University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lisa Counsell, RN, BSN

Chief Commercial Officer

Lisa comes to SOAR with over 2 decades of clinical, leadership and clinical informatics experience. She spent 19 years at McKesson Corporation, leading large teams in clinical consulting, EHR optimization, ROI teams, direct sales and sales support. She has held leadership positions at several startup organizations focused in sales & business development. She has a bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, with experience in critical care, and has significant experience partnering with executives to achieve successful transformation engagement outcomes.

Roger Spoelman, DBA, MBA

Senior Advisor, Strategy, Leadership, and Innovation

Dr. Spoelman is an accomplished healthcare executive and coach, having served as President/CEO of Mercy Health, a regional network of hospitals, physician organizations, and health network operations in western and northern Michigan. He also served as a senior executive for Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States having been posted as President/CEO of several of Trinity Health’s largest regional health systems including Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, Trinity Health of New England, and Loyola University Health System in Chicago. Roger has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, community health improvement, leadership development, physician integration, physician groups, and governance. He is also a frequent speaker and facilitator, helping organizations develop a culture of innovation.

Gemini Majkowski, DSc, MBA

Senior Advisor, Performance Excellence

Dr. Majkowski is a Baldrige Master Examiner, a doctorally trained leader, strategist and change agent in both the private sector and Department of Defense. She focuses her consulting on Baldrige Performance Excellence journey coaching, healthcare leadership, strategy, and sustainability.

KaiLonnie Dunsmore, PhD

Senior Advisor, Education and Communities of Excellence Initiatives

Dr. Dunsmore is an educator, researcher, literacy expert, professor, and program developer. She is doctorally trained and focused on grant development and deployment of Education and Community of Excellence initiatives.