Juanita Forsythe

Project Director

Juanita is a seasoned Owner’s Project Manager who owned her own consulting firm for over 20 years.  She excels at strategic planning, project planning and has provided management consulting services for multiple industries including healthcare, academic and commercial.  Her highly regarded reputation for client service excellence and proven experience in leadership, decision-making and diplomatic sensitivity for client-based work is eminent in the industry.

Strengths include:

  • Executive communication and leadership
  • Project and operational planning
  • Schedule and budget development
  • Intelligent and effective problem solving

Brings to Hereva:

Juanita brings a diverse background in project management to Hereva.  She has been a self-employed planning and management consultant for a variety of industries.  She has demonstrated sound decision making expertise for her clients and is able to lead teams through complex construction projects.


Owning her own consulting firm for more than 20 years has made Juanita highly regarded in the healthcare industry.

Hereva Projects:

  • Affinivax
  • BlueRock Therapeutics
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Past Projects:

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital – Planner, Project Manager, Real Estate Manager
    • New $50M joint replacement center with 6 OR’s
    • Laboratory Pharm and Cancer Program renovations
    • Physician office expansion program
    • General space planning and design services
  • University of Massachusetts – Worcester – Planning and Project Manager
    • CM and space planner for admin and clinic projects
  • Caring Health Center
    • 60,000 SF Public Health Clinic renovation
  • Mercy Medical Center – Project Management and Planning
    • New $16M ICU wing
    • Ambulatory care renovation
  • Stamford Hospital – Project Management – Physician office renovation
  • University of CA, San Francisco – Relocation Planning
  • University of CA, Los Angeles – Project Manager for renovations to various departments
  • Genentech – Space Planning Project Management Relocation and Furniture Coordination
  • Chiron – Space Planning Project Management Relocation and Furniture Coordination

 Education and Professional Activities:

  • California College of the Arts – Studio Program, Interior Architecture
  • George Washington University – B.A., Criminal Justice, Sociology and Political Science
  • Cornell University, College of Human Ecology – Certificate, Facilities Strategic Planning
  • UCLA Extension Program – Art History and Interior Design

Professional Seminars:

  • Brown University Executive Leadership Program – 2020 completion date
  • Industry Software, Planning and Project Management,
  • Sustainable Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning and Lean Planning.

Board Leadership:

  • Yale, New Haven – Ronald McDonald House Advisory Board and Co-Chair of Building Committee for new Child and Family Respite Facility
  • Town of Weston, CT – Building Committee for New Police Department and Administrative Facilities
  • Town of Northampton, MA – Building Committee for New Police Station – (LEED Certified)
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