PHV is pleased to announce that Mary Sand, Ph.D. is a preferred provider. Mary is eager to partner with PHV members and affiliates in facilitating strategic planning sessions and focus groups, implementing strategy, developing leaders including physicians, and speaking at conferences/events.

Mary is a proven leader with more than 35 years of professional experience in healthcare, nonprofit organizations, and higher education. Mary moved to Nebraska in July 2021 and launched her business, Sand Consulting.

Before moving to Nebraska, Mary served as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Performance Excellence at Avera Health. Mary has facilitated strategic planning sessions with Boards of critical access, community and tertiary hospitals, healthcare systems, long-term care, physician practices, and home care. Beyond planning, Mary has partnered with leaders to implement strategy moving initiatives forward and over the finish line.

In addition to her experience in strategy, Mary has extensive experience in leadership development including a niche in physician leadership development. While at Avera she also served as Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Development. Within that role, Mary had the opportunity to present to many audiences on various leadership and communication topics.

If you are interested in learning more about Sand Consulting, contact Mary at and mention you are a member of PHV.

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