About Us

Let’s face a simple truth: These days, it’s easy to print a bunch of business cards, build a website and call yourself a consultant. But after three decades and more than a thousand client engagements, we’ve learned a few truths of our own.


At Fitch & Associates, we’re dedicated to one thing: Our clients’ success. We put that dedication to the test every time we answer the phone. Every time we get on a plane or shake a hand. Every time we sit down and just listen. And every single time we deliver a recommendation.

You see, we know that when we help organizations improve their quality of services, decrease their response times or strengthen their financial structure, we’re helping them make a difference in real people’s lives.

It’s why we come to work every day. And it’s incredibly rewarding.

Call us today at 816-431-2600, and let’s talk.



Meet Our Team

We bring together some of the most resourceful and innovative people in the industry in a collaborative, cost-efficient team approach. It’s an environment where nothing gets in the way of solving a client’s problem. Consultant by consultant, client by client, we’ve built a reputation for first-rate work, a positive outlook and the highest standards of service and ethics.

Our team has worked as CEOs, chiefs, directors, managers and clinicians, giving us a clients-eye view of critical issues and real-world organizational dynamics. In addition to earning advanced degrees and technical certifications, members have also received professional designations from the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, and other prestigious organizations. Fitch team members have presented at professional conferences, authored collegiate textbooks, contributed chapters to administrative texts and published hundreds of articles in professional journals.

The Firm’s Partners

Jay-Fitch
Joseph J. Fitch, PhD
Founding Partner & President
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Christine-Zalar
Christine M. Zalar,MA
Founding Partner
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Guillermo-Fuentes
Guillermo Fuentes, MBA
Partner
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Anthony-Minge
Anthony W. Minge, Ed.D.
Partner
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Core Consulting Team

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Steve Knight, PhD
Senior Associate
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J. Todd Sheridan
Senior Associate
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David-Nelson
David E. Nelson, DMin

Senior Consultant
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Roxanne Shanks, MBA

Chief Executive Officer,
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Erwin Stedronsky, PhD

Senior Consultant
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Charles E. Walker
Director, Information Services, Consulting Group
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Michael J. Ward, MGA, FIFireE

Senior Associate
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Dianne G. Wright, MPA

Senior Consultant
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Thomas L. Little
Thomas L. Little
Senior Consultant
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George P. “Chip” Sovick
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Project Consultants

In addition to our core team, we call on our extensive network of subject matter experts to supplement our staff’s knowledge and add value through an enhanced perspective, depending on a specific client or project’s needs.

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Robert F. Fuller
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Michael Weaver, MD
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Jim Broman, MPA, CFO, FIRirE
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