“Dave is one of the most thoughtful, progressively-minded individuals I have ever worked with. He has served our organization as a trusted strategic and financial advisor during a time of significant change and where we faced big challenges. In this role, Dave brought insightful, productive suggestions that helped define our future direction and were responsive to the rapidly changing demands of a market that is seeking greater value. I highly recommend Dave and 4Sight Health”
- Daniel Fromm, Chief Financial Officer, Fairview Health Services

David W. Johnson, CEO

Dave is the CEO and founder of 4sight Health, a healthcare boutique specializing in thought capital, strategy and venture investing. 4sight Health operates at the intersection of healthcare economics, strategy and capital formation. The company’s 4-stage analytic (Assess. Align. Adapt. Advance.) reflects the bottom-up, evolutionary character of market-driven reform.

Mr. Johnson is the author of the just-published Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare. He is the author-in-residence at MATTER, the Chicago-based healthcare incubator, and the Health Management Academy, writes the widely-read “Market Corner” commentaries and contributes monthly to Cain Brothers’ Industry Insights. He is an investor and/or advisor for several early-stage healthcare companies: Bienestar; Curate Health; GaussSoft; HealthiPass; Link Capital and MultiScale.

During his 28-year investment-banking career, Mr. Johnson managed over $30 billion in healthcare revenue bonds and led significant strategic advisory engagements for his health system clients. Dave specializes in capital formation, asset-liability management, enterprise risk analytics and new business-model development. His expertise encompasses health policy, academic medicine, economics, statistics, behavioral finance, disruptive innovation, organizational change and complexity theory.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dave was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa and a United States Presidential Management Intern. His civic and professional affiliations have included Harvard Medical School (Visiting Committee); the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Board, Executive and Finance Committees); the University of Chicago (Harris School of Public Policy’s Visiting Committee, Student Engagement Sub-Committee Chair and the Urban Health Lab); the Health Management Academy; Harvard School of Public Health; CHRISTUS Health (Audit Committee); the British-American Project (U.S. Chair); and Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Center (Finance Committee Chair).

Dave enjoys reading, writing, travelling and has run ten marathons.

Terri Brady, Principal

Terri is a Principal of 4sight Health and a Senior Leadership Development Coach at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. At Booth she has the principal responsibility for the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative at the University of Chicago Law School. She also develops and manages programming for the Leadership Development Organization at the Booth School. She created and implemented the new Change Management event at Booth and is responsible for the curriculum on group process/team dynamics.

Prior to her position at Booth School, Ms. Brady was a Communication Arts Consultant at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris she designed and taught a course “Leading Through Persuasion: The Art of Communication”. She established her own company, to pursue a range of consulting, leadership and educational projects, including political campaign work. Ms. Brady practiced law for ten years. The Wall Street experience included time at Shearman & Sterling, where she was a litigator with a complex commercial practice. As an attorney, she focused on securities law, corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, accountants’ liability and intellectual property.

Ms. Brady graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She received her JD from the Columbia University Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (superior academic achievement), a Thomas G. Shearman National Scholar and an International Fellow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Russian/International Studies from Grinnell College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, received the Grinnell Honor Scholarship, and was a Varsity Cross Country runner (and MVP). Her previous work experience also includes: Harvard’s Russian Research Center, the US Agriculture Department, the Iowa Supreme Court, the US Treasury Department and the US International Communication Agency. She is a certified Mediator and certified by the Hogan Assessment Systems (personality-based assessment inventories). She is a board member of The Plexus Institute (supporting change with complexity science).

Terri enjoys going to the theater, travel, collecting antiques and learning to play the guitar.

Lalitha Ramachandran, Operations Director

Lalitha brings to the team a strong background in Life Sciences coupled with experience in healthcare policy, economics and law. Her prior experiences have made her a well-rounded and holistic healthcare professional equipped to research, analyze and forecast developments in this space. She is an undergraduate in Biotechnology and Biochemistry and completed her Masters in Regenerative Medicine at the top of her class. She obtained her second Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, with an additional certification in Health Policy by The Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy.

Lalitha has carried forward her technical knowledge to pursue her passion for enabling better outcomes in healthcare, having worked with varied players in the industry. Her skill-set includes experience in lean management and the Kaizen methodology of efficiency best practices within large hospital networks, global health research, and healthcare policy analysis for international firms in the Electronic Health Records space. She also has experience in laying the foundations of an early stage healthcare business, working to build it from the ground-up with active involvement in business development, project management and market research.

At 4sight Health, Lalitha works on policy-related research to support the firm’s intellectual capital on market-driven health reform, interacts with and supports companies in the firm’s investment portfolio, and conducts financial and market analysis on prospective portfolio companies.

A bookworm struck by wanderlust, Lalitha also loves playing the Indian classical instrument – Veena.

Keith Hollihan, Editorial Director

Keith is editorial advisor at 4sight Health. As a writer and editor, Keith specializes in collaborative projects with business and industry thought leaders, CEOs, and top executives grappling with industry change and strategy. He enjoys working with startups and established companies that are driving change in their markets through disruptive approaches, stand-out value, and great thinking.

Keith has ghostwritten many books, speeches, articles and op/eds, and has helped shape leadership programs and change agendas through strategic messaging work. He’s also co-director of a Founders Club of exceptional healthcare startup leaders in the Twin Cities.

In his spare time, he writes novels, rides his bike, and clears brush on his hobby farm. Born in Canada, he has traveled widely and lived in Japan, the Czech Republic and the U.S. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Rachel Johnson, Creative Director

Rachel Johnson is a graphic designer based in Providence, RI. She currently is an Art Director at RDW Group, working with various clients and industries. Prior to joining RDW, Rachel was a graphic designer with Providence College where she developed publications and print collateral for the Marketing and Communications Department. When she’s not designing, you can find her on her bicycle heading towards the beach.

Shannon Morfin, Principal

Shannon is joining 4sightHealth after spending 10 years in healthcare finance and healthcare real estate. Shannon has worked with every single asset type in healthcare. Most recently, she was the SVP of Strategic Development at LinkCapital and was responsible for health system partnerships and business development. Prior to Link, Shannon was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Welltower, and previously worked at Ventas REIT, Ziegler Capital Markets and Bank of America. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus on both Finance and International Business along with a Math minor from Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame. She is currently working towards her MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Shannon enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering and tutoring.

Karen Handmaker, Principal

Engaging population health management expert with a passion for new models and technologies to improve health and healthcare with the “consumer at the center.”

Widely recognized for cultivating and maintaining strong, long term multi-level client relationships, strategic planning, thought leadership and industry knowledge. Frequent speaker, writer and trainer on population health management and primary care transformation. Recognition: IBM Industry Academy, NCQA PCMH CCE, Population Health Management Journal Editorial Board.

Current areas of interest include integrating health and social care, enhancing personalized health and wellness through analytics and machine learning applications, championing and enabling market-based products and services that produce measurable value across stakeholders.