We know....

County Government

We know county government

We know how to effectively navigate county administration and operations including – financial administration, human services programs; county codes, state and federal regulations; procurement and the legislative process.

Human Services

We know human services

Administrative human services operations, program development, compliance and reporting of adult and aging services, mental health and developmental services, substance use services, child welfare, crisis services and early intervention services.

Medicaid Managed Care

We know Medicaid Managed Care

With deep experience in strategic planning for program development and innovation; value-based purchasing, and involvement with counties, managed care organizations, community service providers, and professional associations.

Community-Based Services

We know community-based services

Especially the challenges faced by providers to maximize reimbursement through eligibility verification and effective claims submission; strategic planning for value-based payment models; performance-based contracting, licensure, credential certification, and implementing program efficiencies for improved quality and cost savings.

Public School Administration

We know public school administration

The budgetary process, financial reporting and analysis; compliance with academic and operational standards; evaluation of efficiency and strategic planning for mental health and school safety and security; and the promotion of student extra-curricular enrichment.

Right-Fit Technology

We know how to “right-fit” technology solutions

Consulting at the enterprise level to evaluate need and manage change in preparation for selecting and implementing the right technology solutions.

Project Management

We know project management

TPG Offers certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) services, licensed from the Project Management Institute (PMI®); with broad experience in applied project management.

Business Analysis

We know business analysis

Providing business functional analysis and process mapping; evaluations for efficiency and process improvement to streamline operations, reduce cost and drive value.

Simplifying Your Complex World

Mission & Values

We believe that it’s all about personal relationships – earning and maintaining your trust and respect.
Building a strong working relationship with you and your team is at the heart of our what we do.
Helping you simplify your complex world is our goal and promise.
We believe our technical expertise wrapped up within strong “people” skills and persistent optimism always produces success.
We value your trust and look forward to serving you, and making what you do successful.

History

The Panto Group, LLC (TPG) was formed by Don Panto in 2008 to be a resource for a market in need of available expertise. As a consulting firm, TPG provides a variety of specialized services to state and county governments, community service providers, managed care organizations involved with Medicaid managed care, and public education administration.

State and county governments are comprised of very specific and detailed public needs and are unlike many other large private enterprises because of their unique operational and financial requirements. These specialized needs require experience and skill to navigate program requirements successfully. Even more specific are the human services programs administered by county governments, and the administrative operations of public education, and operating a local school district.

Don gained deep experience in county operations and human services programs during a 24-year tenure working within county government serving adults, the elderly, and for behavioral health and substance abuse services. He has also served as a School Director and Board Treasurer for his local public school district.

After his retirement from county employment in 2008, Don established TPG and has worked within many Pennsylvania counties, behavioral health managed care organizations, community service providers, and professional associations to provide technical programmatic expertise, project management, and information system implementations.

Capture

Don Panto

President and CEO
The Panto Group

Biographical

Don Panto is the President and CEO of ThePantoGroup, LLC, and a Certified Project Management Professional PMP®. He is a graduate of Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and holds a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Northampton Community College and serves as a School Director and Treasurer for the Catasauqua Area School District.

Don worked for the County of Lehigh, Pennsylvania for 24 years as an administrator in Adult Services, the Area Agency on Aging, Mental Health / Intellectual Disabilities / Substance Abuse, and was the Behavioral HealthChoices Managed Care Program Coordinator. Since retirement from Lehigh County in 2008, he does professional project management and consults community service providers, county governments, national managed care organizations and professional behavioral health associations. Don teaches at the local community college and has participated on statewide software implementations and proposal writing/production teams.

He enjoys participating in his community as a volunteer football coach, hiking and outdoor activities with his family, home renovation projects, and serves as the Catasauqua Booster Club treasurer.

He is married to Pam (Cauley) Panto. Together they have three children Kathryn, Zachary, and Bradley, and reside in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania.

Memberships

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute

PMI-DELAWARE VALLEY CHAPTER

Project Management Institute – Delaware Valley Chapter

PMI-Keystone Chapter

Project Management Institute – Keystone Chapter

RCPA

Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association

CCAP

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Membershipsadd

 

Pennsylvania School Boards Association