Leadership

 Elyse Forkosh Cutler

Elyse Forkosh Cutler is the President and Founder of Sage. In this capacity, she directs the firm’s strategic advisory services to health care providers and provider-sponsored health plans in the areas strategic planning, partnership development, and stakeholder engagement.  She also works with organizations seeking business partnerships with health care providers, ranging from associations to early-stage digital health companies.

Prior to starting Sage, Ms. Cutler served as Advocate Health Care’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Network Development.  During her ten-year tenure at Advocate, Ms. Cutler oversaw growth planning, capital planning and strategic planning across the system.  Ms. Cutler also served as a Project Sponsor for the implementation of AdvocateCare, Advocate’s nationally-recognized Accountable Care partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

Ms. Cutler holds two graduate degrees from the University of Chicago, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Policy.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kenyon College.  She currently serves as the Program Chair for the Healthy Communities Foundation, and mentors health care entrepreneurs at MATTER.

Lindsey Artola

Lindsey Artola is a Senior Vice President with Sage Health Strategy.  Lindsey directs the firm’s work with community-based health care organizations and human services agencies.  She is an experienced health policy and government relations professional with 20 years in a variety of leadership roles with payors, providers and associations.  Prior to joining Sage, she was Vice President of External Affairs at IlliniCare Health, one of Illinois’ leading Medicaid managed care plans.  IlliniCare is owned by Centene Corporation.  In this role she had leadership responsibility for all policy and government relations activities, community relations and communications.

Prior to Illinicare Health, Lindsey served as Chief External Affairs Officer for Presence Health, one of Illinois’ largest health systems.  In this role, she led successful efforts to secure federal approval for a bundled payment demonstration and a Medicare Shared Savings (ACO) pilot, and was the senior executive responsible for leading an internal multi-disciplinary Medicaid Steering Committee to develop a system-wide strategy to respond to Illinois’ transition to Medicaid managed care.

Lindsey holds a Master in Health Administration from the University of Tornoto and a Bachelor in Political Science from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.  She serves on the Board of Mercy Housing Lakefront and the Kennedy Forum of Illinois.