Public Consulting Group (PCG), a public sector–focused management consultancy, has hired Sylvia Mitchem as director of its technology consulting practice.
Mitchem is a tech consultant with more than 13 years of public and private sector project management experience, including 11 years transforming health, human, and social services.
At PCG, she joins the technology consulting practice, which provides innovative and cost-effective programs to help state and local agencies deliver successful IT systems. Mitchem’s role includes business development, resource management, risk management, and project delivery engagements. She will help guide teams to transform health, human, and social services through technology.
Mitchem was previously project management office director at the Virginia Department of Health, a senior project manager at healthcare IT consultancy Cognosante, and a program manager at electronic benefits transfer processor Conduent. She holds an MS in information systems and a BS in business applications development from Virginia Commonwealth University.
“Sylvia has deep experience advising senior executives operating in the health, human, and social services programs about how to manage their IT systems and execute on their key strategic priorities,” said Fred Forrer, PCG vice president. “She is skilled at managing teams focused on the software-development lifecycle, the heart and soul of PCG’s partnerships with our state government clients.”
Mitchem said, “I am incredibly excited to join PCG, to work with a team that is passionate about serving our communities, and to build and provide solutions that matter. I look forward to applying my knowledge of how to make technology work best for a full range of public-sector clients to grow and deepen our partnerships in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions.”
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, PCG helps public sector health, education, and human services organizations improve their performance and processes. The company has more than 2000 employees across 50+ offices in the US, Canada, the UK, and Poland. PCG’s consultants work across a wide range of areas, from management consulting to Medicaid, special education, and technology.