Mr. Davila is the founder of Landing Advisors. He has extensive policy, evaluation, and management experience across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He uses his training in public policy, consulting, and data analytics to deliver thoughtful and rigorously vetted solutions for clients. 

Prior to founding Landing Advisors, he was an engagement manager at Safal Partners, worked within the Economic Development Division of the Houston Mayor’s Office, worked with Harvard’s Strategic Data Project and served as a Houston TFA corps Member. He also has served on the midtown management district’s board of directors.

 

He holds an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he was awarded a public service fellowship.

 

Annanya is a student at the University of Texas, Austin double majoring in International Relations and Global Studies and Psychology, as well as minoring in French.

 

Annanya has research experience with the Innovations for Peace and Development lab at the LBJ policy school. Additionally, she has researched in the African Studies and Psychology departments and is planning on applying for a dual degree in law and policy.

 

In her free time, Annanya likes to travel, cook, and go hiking.

For over ten years Paul Fagin has worked with public sector stakeholders throughout the country to
improve efficiency and accountability in local government.                                                           

His public sector experience is far-reaching and includes expertise in public finance and budgeting
that was refined through increasingly important roles within the City of Houston’s Financial Planning and Analysis division. For several years he handled the $2.5 billion citywide revenue budget for sales tax, property tax, and franchise fees. He also managed special projects, including the development of an outcome-based budgeting prototype. Working with subject matter experts, the prototype aligned
departmental programs and initiatives with Mayoral priorities, and developed performance measures focused on outcomes as a determinant of success. Prior to the City of Houston, Paul managed the $1.2 million operating budget for the Construction Fraud Division, a branch of the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General. This startup division was funded through a federal recovery grant given to the State of Louisiana’s Office of Emergency Management.

Paul holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas A&M University, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. He also attained certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through the International Association for Six Sigma Certification. Mr. Fagin is also certified in the business intelligence program Tableau, as a certified desktop associate.

Maria Casanova is a former assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney's office, a retired Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston and is currently a partner in the criminal defense firm of Casanova & Casanova. 

 

Ms. Casanova prosecuted thousands of cases in her nearly three years span as an assistant district attorney.  During her 22 year tenure as a Judge, she presided over class C criminal trials and for the last 7 years of her career as a Judge was heavily involved in the creation of specialized dockets and courts to assist the processing of high volume cases. 

 

She assisted in the development of CSMART as well as aspects of the Sobering Center in the city of Houston.  She was named Municipal Court Judge of the year by the Houston Police Officer's Union in 2001. She was named Outstanding Jurist of the year by the Texas Municipal Courts Association in 2013.

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J. Davila, Founder/CEO

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Annanya Chaturvedi, Research Associate

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Paul Fagin, Collaborator 

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Maria Casanova, Collaborator 

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