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PSPA welcomes opportunities to collaborate with small and large business, either as a prime or subcontractor. We pursue partnerships that will combine the strengths of PSPA and our partners to successfully meet the needs of governments and nonprofit organizations. Our partner program creates an extended organization to develop solutions that enhance the way our customers maximize their investment.

Ideal partner companies will be experienced, qualified professional services organizations seeking to expand business opportunities by adding the complementary skills and subject matter experience of our highly qualified minority Small Business Enterprise. 

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PSPA was founded in Tampa, Florida in November 2015, by its owner, Monipatry (Monica) Sanchez. Pursing a life-long dream, Monica created the company after developing an outstanding 18-year career at CliftonLarsonAllen where she directed Florida’s state and local government specialized advisory services practice and lead consulting teams locally and across the nation. Leveraging that expertise, PSPA aims at satisfying the increased need for a robust, technically qualified woman-owned and small business enterprise in Florida.  


PSPA’s capability is centered in a team of highly-qualified technical staff and seasoned professionals, which includes subject matter experts in different government latitudes that possess graduate degrees in various disciplines like Accounting, Education and Industrial Engineering.  Team members also have professional certifications issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Association of Inspectors General. 


Combining the knowledge gained through direct public sector experience with the technical skills required to carry out the most complex tasks, all while offering competitive rates, allows us to offer unbeatable service satisfaction.

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Monipatry (Monica) Sanchez, ME, CGAP

Monica is the Managing Partner and owner of Public Sector Performance Associates LLC. She has 18 years of experience serving the performance and management consulting needs of public sector organizations of all sizes. Her specialties include business process control assessments, compliance reviews, and evaluations of efficiency and effectiveness. She applies her experience to any organizational latitude, from production to transactional systems, from field to business functions, or from a single process to the entity as a whole.


With an Industrial Engineering degree from UNET, Venezuela, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management, Monica has focused her entire career on the optimization of processes and systems, looking to eliminate waste of money, time materials, man-hours, and other resources that do not generate value.   Embracing the Internal Auditing profession has uniquely complemented her profile, rendering major depth to her expertise in the areas of internal control and compliance.


Convinced of the critical importance of participating and giving back, Monica is the current Education Vice-President and immediate Past-President of the West Coast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  

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Norma Berrios, CPA, Lead Consulting Associate

With 14 years of public accounting and auditing experience, Norma has a solid background in audits of government financial statement segments and federal/state grants compliance.  She is also a seasoned financial analyst and consultant in the healthcare industry.


Norma performs technical quality control and review of the financial statements and all related reports.  Her areas of focus have been revenue recognition, internal controls, project management, and financial analysis.  Responsible for the overall success of audits, accounting, operational and financial consulting engagements.

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Elena Gonzalez, MPA, Senior Consulting Associate

Elena has over 7 years of experience in interpreting and using data to guide decisions within law enforcement agencies.  Elena has used her extensive experience as a former Neptune, NJ police officer and sergeant to develop a consulting career focused on extraction, interpretation, and analysis to determine appropriateness of police operational procedures and transactions.


Elena uses data mining and modeling of structured and unstructured data, to support law enforcement investigations and court cases. Areas of significant experience include payroll reconciliation, policy compliance and testing, and use of data mining and analytics in use of force proceedings.

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Stuart Grifel,


Stuart is PSPA’s Consulting Director and has worked for and inside several high-profile government agencies and offices. He has over two decades of experience in conducting operational and organizational reviews, performance and compliance audits and productivity improvement projects, mainly in state and local governments of all sizes. His experience also includes policy and procedures development, fraud investigations, and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 controls engagements.   


Stuart is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Auditing Professional and Certified Inspector General Auditor.  Stuart also holds an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and an MPA from Baruch College. He is known nationally for his work in government performance measurement/performance management. He co-authored “Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement: A Guide to Exemplary Practices at the Local, State, and Provincial Levels”.  


As a true advocate of the profession, Stuart has served as the Past President of the Palm Beach County, Florida, and Austin, Texas chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  

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Marggie Nichols, CPA, Senior Consulting Associate

With 20 years of field experience, Marggie leads audits and accounting consulting projects of both public and private entities. Her consulting projects include the evaluation of existing operational and financial management procedures, in-depth internal control evaluations of specific functions with a focus on risk and waste, and offering recommendations for improvement and financial health.


Marggie is responsible for performing accounting engagements for clients in a wide range of industries, including government and nonprofits.  She has significant experience in audits of government financial statement segments and federal/state grants compliance.

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Jorge Hernandez, PhD, Senior Consulting Associate

Jorge has over 25 years of experience as a program research and organizational development consultant. Focus areas include research related to institutional effectiveness, including designing and conducting data collection surveys using various techniques such as limited to focus groups, market analysis surveys, and public opinion polls.

Jorge is an experienced statistician that specializes in the development and application of mathematical and statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and quantitative and qualitative data.  In the areas of psychometrics, he designs, develops, and implements assessment processes to ensure test quality, validity, and reliability.  Jorge was the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at the Ponce, PR, Health Sciences University.  


Public Sector Perform Associates is here to provide you with more information, answer any question you may have and create effective solutions for you.

Tel: 813-786-7219

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