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About IMPACTIVO™

IMPACTIVO™, LLC. is an impact-driven health consulting firm committed to transforming health systems.

Our integrated solutions empower leaders in the health and social sector with the knowledge, resources, data, structure and technology necessary to transform their organizations within a profitable, sustainable and high-quality patient-centered model.

Our Firm

  • Is the only recipient of an Affordable Care Act Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award in Puerto Rico.
  • The first Certified B Corporation on the Island, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
  • Recognized in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Best Companies for the World Overall.
  • Selected for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Program.
  • Grantee of the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program and registered as a federal contractor in the System for Award Management (SAM Cage Code – 6AUC9) and DUNS (967479705).

Our team has accessed more than $125 million in grants and federal awards for our projects and clients.

IMPACTIVO™ enables connections that catalyze change. We are your business partners in understanding the health system and empower you and your team to improve patient outcomes, demonstrate value and achieve financial success in health.

Meet our Team!

Our Team

Our team brings decades of combined expertise in management consulting, healthcare, public health, social services, research and development, and business intelligence. We are best known for achieving the highest standards of compliance and quality recognition for our clients that result in significant financial returns. We achieve this by advancing a “hands-on” approach to tailored consulting led by professionals that understand what it takes to run a successful healthcare organization.

María Fernanda Levis Peralta

María Fernanda Levis-Peralta

MPH, MPA, PCMH CCE, CFRE Founder and CEO
Maria is a consultant for health centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and governments in New York, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico on issues related…
to health systems, quality, policy and financing. Her former experience includes the pioneer ACO Atrius Health, where she was responsible to document their practice transformation process, designing the clinical, financial and operational quality, and performance improvement data systems for Blue Cross Blue Shield; while working with multiple health centers to improve their quality, compliance and net income. She has been instrumental in the attainment of millions in federal grants and has an expertise designing and implementing the health needs assessment and strategic planning methodologies required to integrate quality and payment compliance. Mrs. Levis holds a Master in Public Administration and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, is a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow.
Impactivo Ivette Fuentes Ortíz

Ivette Fuentes-Ortíz

MBA Office Manager
Ivette holds a Master in Human Resources and Labor Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Office Management Systems from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico…
She has more than 18 years of experience in handling administrative office affairs. She has managed administrative operations for private companies, startups, and local government. She’s an active Rotarian member of Club Rotario of Dorado, Puerto Rico. She is committed to the health and well-being of the population and early child, and to protect the environment to stimulate balance between urban and natural ecosystems development.
Impactivo Raisa Lisette Ugarte Rivera

Raisa Lisette Ugarte-Rivera

Communications and Project Coordinator
Raisa Ugarte specializes in developing and implementing HRSA Region 2 Public Health Training Center (PHTC) programs in Puerto Rico and prepares reports for Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH)…
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus and a Master’s Degree in Direction of Public Relations and Communication Agencies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. . Her passion is investigating social media tendencies. Raisa has been a guest speaker at the National Communication Congress to discuss the development of influencers in Puerto Rico. As an ex-member of the Honor Program of the University of Puerto Rico, she collaborates with other ex-alumni performing community work and stays in touch with the college community. She is the former Social Media Manager of the Asociación de Publicistas y Relacionistas Universitarios (APRU) where she collaborated with board members to reestablish the association in the School of Communications.
Impactivo Gianni Algarin Rivera

Gianni Algarin-Rivera

Research Assistant
Gianni Algarin-Rivera is a research and project development enthusiast that enjoys providing analytical ideas. His passion thrives in exploring new skills, topics and perspectives of life…
Gianni is seasoned working in research projects. His work includes an investigation on veterans’ quality of life and the impact of different environmental contaminants’ effects on pregnant women’s lives. He is also experienced in collecting data to explore the role of symptom perception on adults’ health, as well as in the impact of water consumption after a natural disaster and educating municipalities of Puerto Rico on how to manage contaminated waters. As the Treasurer of the Evaluation and Research Student Association, he collaborated with colleagues to develop research training sessions for the student body. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with a specialty in Evaluative Research of Health Systems from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. He pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Foreign Languages, in Portuguese and German from University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus.
Impactivo Adelaida Sánchez

Adelaida “Alfi” Sánchez

Associate
Alfi Sánchez is a Business, Commercial and Contract Lawyer with over 15 years of experience working at the legal department of private companies and as an independent legal advisor…
Her expertise provides peace of mind to growing businesses in North America, Europe and Asia at all stages of their life-cycle. She is seasoned advising on contractual matters in the private sector, has broad and extensive knowledge in business law and is known for her strong attention to detail and precision. Complementing her JD Degree, Alfi holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Corporate Law, and Diplomas in International Financial Reporting Standards -IFRS, Arbitration and Financial Management. She is licensed to practice in Regional and Federal Circuits and in the Supreme Court of Colombia since 2001. Alfi enjoys collaborative work, studying, cooking and spending time with her son and family.
Impactivo Josette Pagan Lluch

Josette Pagan-Lluch

GSD Senior Associate
Josette is a conscious visionary leader proven as a strategic and results driven consultant with over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors…
Her 360⬞ approach integrates business development, communications, media crisis management, problem solving, project initiation, grant writing, public affairs, health affairs and social advocacy. Josette is an out of the box thinker that believes in evolving organizations through proactive, preventive and profitable strategies that achieve extraordinary results. She is also the creator of Truquitos Caseros® or TrueKeyTOS (True Key To Onhand Solutions) and author of three best-selling books about practical solutions to everyday living. She is a media personality, international blogger and speaker. Josette holds a BA in International Studies from The American University in Washington D.C. and Spain, and studies in law from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. She is certified as a Public Relations Professional by the Regulatory Board of Public Relations Professionals.
Impactivo Ricardo E. Tonos

Ricardo E. Tonos

Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
Senior Business Intelligence with strong technical knowledge, leadership and relationship-building skills. More than 20 years supervising others. More than 12 years’ experience in Microsoft BI…
and DW technology (SQL, TSQL, SSIS, SSAS and SSRS, SharePoint) and more than 20 years’ experience in the health insurance sector. Unique mix of capabilities in a profile that makes the perfect liaison between business and technology. Proficient in data warehouse design and management. Exceptional and demonstrated ability to solve business information needs through the implementation of solutions. Proven skills set for compliance projects and development corporate solutions (HEDIS, Five Stars, SOX and others). Effective communicator in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Rosario González

Dr. Rosario González

FAAP Health care Consultant
Dr. Gonzalez holds a degree in medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, with a specialization in Pediatrics. Her greatest professional interest has been advocating for patients’ rights,…
community pediatrics and medical education. She has extensive experience in primary care, both in the forefront with patients and in an administrative role managing HRSA’s primary health grants. She has served as a consultant to various government boards and actively serves at the directory of community organizations, which allows her to work directly with various groups at the community level and facilitate collaborative efforts amongst them. Her experience in medical education, both as a professor and in leadership positions, facilitates her work and collaboration with a diversity of health professionals in innovative practices to improve the health of underserved groups through education and prevention. She has been Associate Dean of the Departments of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, President of the General Section of Pediatrics, and Professor and Student Attorney at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Ricardo E. Tonos

Karen Neoh

Policy Consultant
Karen’s professional career spans more than 18 years working with healthcare professionals in Asia and the US. From being a former economic policy analyst in a think tank,…
her interest evolved to focus on health and since then she has immersed her professional practice in healthcare working with hospitals, academia, corporations, social enterprises and non-profits. As Associate Director of Health Economics and Market Access for Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia Pacific and engaging with teams across Asia, Europe and the global team, she was exposed to the breadth and depth of research of the core innovation team. Ms. Neoh asserted the need for health economics teams to be involved early in the innovation process to design meaningful solutions. Later on at Harvard, she conducted research on healthcare financing, with a comparative analysis of health systems. Ms. Neoh holds a Master in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Swimming and salsa are two of her favorite hobbies; but not at the same time, of course.
Amilcar Colon Pascual

Amilcar Colon-Pascual

Social Planning & Design Consultant
Amilcar Colon Pascual is a Licensed Professional Planner with a Master’s Degree in Social Planning and Policies (MP) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico…
He has more than 15 years of experience in the design and marketing industry and is a seasoned sports manager. Amilcar has led sports non-profit organizations for over 10 years and is committed to the transformation of community life through sports. Skilled in organizational development, strategic planning, creative direction, graphic design, business strategy, project management and program development, Amilcar brings to the table a diverse array of assets that have had a solid social, corporate and institutional impact throughout his career.
Teresa Longobardi

Teresa Longobardi

Senior Research Consultant
Teresa Longobardi is an Associate Professor for the Department of Finance and Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and Adjunct Faculty of the Master of…
Business Program of the Université d’Etat d’Haïti. Dr. Longobardi has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor/Researcher, with outstanding achievements in Health Economics and Health Services Research. Dr. Longobardi has specialized skills due to her interdisciplinary perspective and experience in various international academic institutions including the University of Manitoba, Institute of Health Economics, University of Winnipeg and the Université d’Etat d’Haïti.
Wanda Ali

Wanda Ali

FAACM, PCMH CCE PCMH Consultant
Wanda Ali is the Founder and CEO of WAM’s Healthcare Consultants. She has a Master in Business Management from Myers University. Ms. Ali has worked for over 10 years with Health care centers…
Ms. Ali’s has proficiency on Patient Centered Medical Home and Patient-Centered Care topics.
Dharma Cortés

Dharma Cortés

Senior Research Consultant
For more than twenty years Dr. Cortés has been conducting community-based research with Latinos in the U.S., focusing on acculturation, health, mental health, and access to healthcare…

She has been principal investigator, co-investigator and consultant to numerous studies on the delivery of health care services funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood-Johnson Foundation, among others. Dr. Cortés received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Doctorate degree in Sociology from Fordham University. She also completed post-doctoral training in Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Social Medicine.

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