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Ivana is a manager in government services at HORNE where she is responsible for diversity and civil rights compliance including Section 3, M/WBE, Davis Bacon & Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Ivana has also worked on developing CDBG-DR Action Plans, program designs, starting up Economic Development Programs, OSHA compliance and training staff, subrecipients and contractors. Ivana guides stakeholders in establishing the priorities, project planning, and implementation through the development of project plans, trackers, databases, guidelines, forms, notifications, standard operating procedures and other tools for federal program implementation, QA/QC and monitoring.

Ivana joined the firm in 2018 with previous industry specific experience and state recognition as a Senior Program Manager with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery in which she implemented and managed the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Infrastructure and Community Reconstruction Programs to ensure successful program development and project implementation for local municipalities, state agencies and civic association engagement. She worked with local municipalities during the implementation of projects ensuring federal compliance, project management, QA/QC on federal reporting, oversight on deliverables and providing guidance for large scale infrastructure projects. She also helped develop the agency’s Monitoring and Compliance Department and the Diversity and Civil Rights Office to implement policies and procedures for Minority and Women Business Enterprises, Section 3, Fair Housing, and Equal Employment Opportunity. Ivana is a recipient of the Women’s Builders Council and NY Rising Latino Stars 40 under 40. Ivana also has over 12 years of prior experience in administration, banking and financial sector experience.

Ivana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also received a Master of Arts in Economics from City College of the City University of New York.

She is certified in Business Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Executive Education, OSHA Construction, OSHA General Industry, Data Science, and Debt Sustainability. Ivana is a graduate adjunct professor at City College of the City University of New York. Ivana is a certified Project Management Professional.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • American Institute for Economic Research
  • The Latin American & Caribbean Economic Association
  • American Law & Economics Association