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Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Management Team

People with rich industry experience abound here.

Customer focus is what keeps our management team busy all year.

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Laurie A. Robinson, MBA
Managing Principal
Laurie A. Robinson is the managing principal for Project and Vendor Management Advisors, LLC (PVMA, LLC) located in Houston, Texas. Ms. Robinson has over twenty-two years of large-scale program and project management, regulatory compliance, internal audit, government affairs and policy experience in the healthcare, housing, and disaster management and recovery industries. Her experience comes from holding positions at the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, Ernst & Young’s National Health Science Advisory Services Practice, Prudential Insurance Company of America, MFR, P.C. and Jefferson Wells International.

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Jeff R. Helton, PhD, CMA, CFE
Associate Director
Jeffry R. Helton is an associate director for Project and Vendor Management Advisors, LLC (“PVMA, LLC”) with over 25 years of diverse experience in healthcare finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, he has the proven ability to organize healthcare facilities and managed care organization to restore positive financial results. As a former Chief Financial Officer in the healthcare industry, Jeff specializes in fraud auditing, reimbursement, internal audits, healthcare operations, and large scale project management leadership.

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Roberto J. Cavazos, MPA, PhD
Associate Director
Roberto J. is a regulatory compliance and government affairs Associate with Project and Vendor Management Advisors, LLC (PVMA, LLC) and has over 25 years experience in several countries as an economist, policy analyst, public servant and academic. He can work on the range of any policy problem from data analysis and programming to strategic briefings. Mr. Cavazos has advised elected officials, organization executives and heads of state on policy matters and is bilingual and has native proficiency in Spanish.

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Steven A. Smith, PMP
Project Manager
Steven A. Smith, PMP, is a project manager with Project and Vendor Management Advisors, LLC (PVMA, LLC), with over 11 years performing project management responsibilities throughout full project life cycle and over 15 years of business analysts experience gathering, analyzing, and documenting requirements for multiple information system application implementations, Mr. Smith has an innate ability to learn new technologies and methodologies quickly, strong communication skills, and works well as a team builder and participant.

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Lynn M. Allen
Project Manager
Lynn M. Allen is project manager for Project and Vendor Management Advisors, LLC (PVMA, LLC) located in Houston, Texas. Ms. Allen has over twenty years experience in curriculum development, instruction and management. Lynn specializes in the development and training of modules based on the Government Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Regulatory Compliance services. Prior PVMA, LLC, Ms. Allen worked for Continental Airlines as a reservations supervisor for over seven years and in their award winning training department for over ten years.

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