Philadelphia, PA (March 30, 2021) – Delta Think, a consulting and advisory firm focused on innovation and growth in scholarly communications, today welcomed two additional team members – Dr. Heather Staines and Meg White – to help better serve our valued clients and the community as a whole.

“We’re so excited to expand our team with these two industry experts,” said Ann Michael, Delta Think Founder and CEO. “I have personally worked with both Heather and Meg over the years, and know first-hand how much knowledge, experience, and drive to innovate that they bring to the table!”

Dr. Staines joins the team as Community Engagement Director and Senior Consultant. She comes to Delta Think with extensive experience in strategy and business model creation for established and startup organizations. Prior to joining Delta Think, she’s held positions with both not for profit and commercial organizations including Hypothesis, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, Springer Nature SIPX, and Proquest.  As part of her new role at Delta Think, Heather will focus on business development and community support for the Delta Think Open Access Data & Analytics Tool (OA DAT), fostering relationships with publishers, libraries, consortia, service providers, and aggregators. As Senior Consultant, she will use her expertise to support consulting engagements focused on analysis, strategy, and industry infrastructure in scholarly communications.

“I’m so looking forward to my new role at Delta Think,” said Dr. Staines. “I have worked with many members of the team in a volunteer capacity for years and have always known them to be dynamic thinkers and generous in sharing their expertise with the community. Now working side-by-side in this capacity, I’m eager to contribute my expertise as part of this vibrant team.”

Ms. White joins Delta Think as Senior Consultant bringing with her deep experience in content, technology, and education. Her experience includes developing and implementing strategies to launch and manage ebook and journal portfolios, translating strategies into creative technology approaches, and optimizing content revenue opportunities. Her expertise in book publishing, book portfolio management, and education further enhance the Delta Think team’s expertise in strategy and execution. Prior to joining Delta Think, Ms. White held numerous executive-level positions with leading publishers and distribution companies including Mosby, Wolters Kluwer, and Rittenhouse Book Distributors.

“Delta Think is a leader in holistic management of content assets – a critical strategy for scholarly organizations right now,” said Ms. White. “The ability to leverage content as a component of customer-centric strategy is a huge challenge in this changing environment. I’m eager to add my expertise in these areas and help my Delta Think colleagues and our clients move from immediate operational priorities to long term strategy definition and execution.”

Please join us in welcoming Heather and Meg to Delta Think. For more information about the Delta Think OA Data & Analytics Tool and our consulting services, please contact us at



Delta Think is a consulting and advisory firm focused on helping publishers, societies, and information providers anticipate, create, and manage change. Since 2005, Delta Think has served more than 120 organizations across the scholarly enterprise to analyze market intelligence, develop customer insights, and create effective business strategies as related to products, services, and full portfolios.

Delta Think engagements are as varied as our clientele, but are always grounded in carefully curated market data and trend analysis. To support data-driven decisions surrounding Open Access, in 2017 Delta Think launched the Open Access Data and Analytics Tool (OA DAT), a subscription-based product which allows users to stay abreast of the continually evolving market through carefully curated data, visualizations, and expert commentary on APCs, funding, market sizing and dynamics, and more.

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Lori Carlin

Chief Commercial Officer

Delta Think, Inc.

phone: +1.215.402.7225