Our Team


With our exceptional pool of talent, each individual brings extensive experience in project management and construction.


In order to effectively and efficiently manage a project, you need a project development team with the infrastructure to institute the complete spectrum of complicated transactions. A team with defined roles and responsibilities assuring all aspects of the process are executed effectively.


Knowledgeable
Skilled
Dedicated


Stacey H. Pray Founder and President of SHP Project Development

Stacey H. Pray
Founder and President, AIA ACHA CASp

Stacey H. Pray is the Founder and President of SHP Project Development, Inc. She is a registered architect with over 25 years of experience in the area of construction project management. Ms. Pray has a strong knowledge of all phases of master planning, budgeting, design review and construction administration. She is skilled in diagnosing a company’s business objectives and development goals. She has captured an understanding of both the motivations and restrictions of business owners. Ms. Pray is responsible for the overall management of SHP Project Development.

Her unique background of having worked as an architect, facility representative, and as a corporate level owner’s representative makes her eminently qualified to handle any and all phases of a construction project. Her clear and thorough approach to communication gives clients confidence and builds consensus among decision-makers.

Ms. Pray is currently a Certified Access Specialist (CASp-130), and is knowledgeable in all aspects of what businesses need to do in order to be compliant with state and federal access requirements.

Ms. Pray holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a licensed architect in the State of California (C-21690). Ms. Pray is a member of the Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).


Kassandra Smith, Administrator & Public Relations

Kassandra Smith
Administrator & Public Relations

Kassandra Smith has been Administrator for SHP Project Development since January 2009. She has an excellent understanding of organizational structure, operations management and communications. Her positive team attitude and adaptability have allowed her to engage and grow SHP over her tenure with the firm.

Ms. Smith is involved with many operational facets of the firm, from office management to client relations. Her key responsibilities include: writing agreements for clients, contractors and architects; recording and maintaining all correspondence between SHP and clients; processing all accounts payable and accounts receivable between the owner, contractor and architect; sustaining all files and records for clients; and managing SHP’s accounting and human resources. She serves as a liaison between our project management teams and our clients. In addition, Ms. Smith is responsible for coordinating all public relations, internship management & marketing communications for SHP Project Development.

Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa (2000). She has worked as a Department Coordinator for Planning and Design at a commercial contractor and was a Business Analyst and Operations Manager for a national hospitality corporation. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

K.Lisa Polansky Senior Project Manager

K. Lisa Polansky
Senior Project Manager, AIA, LEED AP

Lisa Polansky has been with SHP Project Development since February 2013 and has an excellent understanding of managing people and project development. Her exceptional interpersonal skills and her determination to get the job done are great assets to our clients.

Ms. Polansky currently manages several projects with various clients. Her key responsibilities include: overseeing the budget and schedule, preparing contracts, facilitating the collaboration among project team members, processing invoices and change order requests. She also performs data analysis and generates reports to address project needs. Her strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills are invaluable to any project team.

Ms. Polansky holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Southern California. She is a licensed architect in the State of California (C-27901). Ms. Polansky is a member of the Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is LEED AP certified. She is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).


Bertha Rivera
Assistant Project Manager

Bertha Rivera is a recent Construction Project Management graduate and has been with SHP Project Development since November 2015. Ms. Rivera has a strong educational background in construction management, and is progressing very quickly in her role at SHP.

Ms. Rivera currently works under SHP’s team of project managers, where she processes much of the everyday project paperwork, including project change orders, meeting minutes, project logs and invoices. Her key responsibilities in her role as assistant project manager include: ability to function comfortably with new and existing clients, work productively in a team environment, interface successfully with jurisdictional agencies and administer construction in process, as well as other APM responsibilities. Ms. Rivera enjoys working on Certified Access Specialist (CASp) projects where she is responsible for comparing and analyzing code requirements versus existing conditions for CASp surveys.

Ms. Rivera holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California State University, Northridge. She is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and is in-process to receive her CMIT (Construction Manager in Training) certification.