Courtney Panaia-Rodi

Courtney Panaia-Rodi, PMP

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

"Delivering quality, on-time, and creative solutions to our clients is our number one priority."

Courtney Panaia-Rodi is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with over 20 years of experience in project management and process improvement, with a focus on implementing public health and healthcare information technology (IT) projects for both government and Fortune 500 contracts.

As Lantana’s Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Courtney uses her extensive knowledge of business operations and process improvement activities. She ensures projects execute well and align to Lantana’s quality delivery standards. This includes oversight of financial, operations, resources management, risks, quality, and contract management for all projects at Lantana. Additionally, Courtney supports Strategic Planning, Business Development, and contributes to new opportunities as a Project Management Subject Matter Expert.


I’d like to travel to:

New Zealand is top on my list. I want to zorb and zipline on what has been described as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

When you were 8 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A marine biologist. I was obsessed with dolphins, swimming and the ocean.

Best advice received:

Worry less about what people think of you and worry more about what you think of yourself.

If I ruled the universe:

Please don’t make me, but if I did, money wouldn’t exist and there would be encouragement to work as a community to help each other out and fix some of the toughest problems faced.

Downtime: how do you relax?

Hiking and Camping. Time with dogs.