A depth of operational and clinical experience among ECG’s professional consultants informs and enhances our collaborative oncology consulting and project work.
Jessica co‑leads ECG’s Oncology Services practice and has more than 20 years of experience coaching and advising oncology leaders within health systems, oncology practices, and NCI-Designated Cancer Centers.
Jessica understands the challenges faced by cancer programs and their patients, and she is dedicated to helping clients provide transformative cancer care in their communities. Whether it is connecting patients to care through new digital tools or advising clients on programmatic changes to improve tumor site–specific care models, Jessica delivers data-driven solutions that are rooted in an understanding of the change management and implementation actions required. Through the provision of impactful advisory services, Jessica and her team have helped a range of clients, from large academic centers to smaller community programs, realize their strategic objectives, including market expansion, recruitment of top-tier researchers and clinicians, NCI designation, and financial sustainability. Jessica is a national speaker on cancer-specific topics related to performance improvement, advanced payment methodologies, patient access and engagement, and strategic marketing positioning, and she coauthored Oncology: Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance, a book published by HealthLeaders Media. Prior to joining ECG, Jessica spent almost 10 years leading cancer programs at academic medical centers.
Matt is co-leader of ECG’s Oncology Services practice. Utilizing nearly 20 years of experience, he assists clients with developing and expanding their oncology programs through improved clinical coordination, enhanced physician leadership, and increased clinical capabilities. Matt is passionate about improving access to high-quality cancer care and works with health systems to create enhanced, sustainable, and comprehensive cancer care delivery models.
Matt is also recognized as a firm leader in business transactions. He has facilitated over 120 complex business transactions among hospitals, health systems, and medical groups. Matt’s clients value his proven track record of developing innovative solutions to complex problems, ultimately finding a way to get the deal done while providing pragmatic counsel to ensure that the arrangement will be durable.
Matt has completed approximately 200 oncology-related engagements in 30 states, counting among his clients many of the leading National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers. His technical expertise, relentless drive, and collaborative approach yield enduring benefits for the clients and organizations he serves. Matt’s work has included developing strategic plans, providing support in launching new clinical modalities, and assisting programs with growth and expansion opportunities through acquisition and partnership.
In addition to Matt’s leadership of ECG’s Oncology practice, he holds leadership roles with Association of Cancer Executives and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Matt is also a frequent author and speaker, having completed over 50 speeches and articles, on oncology related topics. He is coauthor and editor of the book Oncology: Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance.
Stephanie’s extensive experience in oncology executive leadership roles, focusing on strategic and facilities planning, along with practice transformation, provides clients with a diverse skill set to assure the exceptional execution of any oncology initiative. Clients appreciate her expertise and ability to implement strategies effectively and collaboratively, bringing any project to a successful conclusion.
Before joining ECG, Stephanie was a principal for 1BB Consulting, with engagements focused on cancer patient care and research that included strategic planning, service line integration, network development, clinical operations assessments, regulatory compliance, accreditation readiness, facilities planning, and the implementation of innovative value-based care models. Prior to 1BB, Stephanie was a system associate vice president for cancer programs with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. There, she developed and executed strategies to ensure the fiscal sustainability of the university hospital and Simmons Cancer Center that transformed an operating deficit into a 40% operating margin.
Blending her policy background and analytical expertise, Meagan helps clients take advantage of opportunities in their markets to improve the delivery of healthcare. Meagan’s experience with strategic initiatives across the healthcare industry helps her clients gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues they encounter and identify actionable and lasting solutions.
Meagan has nearly 10 years of experience working in consulting and project management for healthcare organizations. At ECG, Meagan assists providers with strategic and financial planning on initiatives related to service line development, organizational restructuring, and business and affiliation planning. Meagan’s detailed understanding of key service lines, combined with her systems-level work on broader strategic initiatives, enables her to approach the complexities of program planning from a health system viewpoint.
Meagan is an emerging leader in the firm’s Oncology practice and has led dozens of oncology engagements spanning a broad range of project types, including planning, affiliations, transactions, physician alignment models, and financial analysis. She is passionate about helping cancer organizations navigate the challenges of a rapidly evolving field and evaluate opportunities that will ultimately lead to more sustainable and successful programs.
ECG brings a multidiciplinary approach to all of our engagements, providing a depth and breadth of knowledge to meet your consulting needs.