We bring decades of experience in Defense and Health Supply Chain Management, Financial Services Industry Operations, CIO Advisory, and Pharmaceutical Quality Management.

Who We Are

Arti Jha


Ms. Jha, CEO and Co-founder of Shabas Solutions, is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in high-paced financial services and healthcare organizations. She is passionate about utilizing analysis and insights to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. At Shabas she engages with the team to resolve multiple and complex (human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivate staff to peak performance.

During her career, Ms Jha has been responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for Shabas such as Team Building, Human Resources, Personnel Benefits, Team Facilitation, Training/Development, P&L Management, Financial Reporting, Budget Planning/ Preparation, and Cost Control , established ISO 9001:2015 for Corporate Processes, maintain Facility Security requirements according to the NISP and DSS, and help develop 1- and 3-year business plans for strategic growth. Her diverse career path includes past affiliation with Bank of America, Fairfax County School System and Inova Hospital. Ms. Jha holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from Georgia State University / Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

Somnath Mishra


Mr. Mishra is a PMI certified Project Manager/Management Consultant with over twenty years of experience in the fields of management advisory, financial management, and information technology. During his career, Mr. Mishra gained extensive experience as a Management Consultant for both large Federal Government agencies and Private Corporations with extensive experience in the areas of conducting studies and analysis, program assessments, standardizing business processes, defining business requirements, designing system functionality, architecting complex financial systems, and managing large-scale ERP implementation projects.

His past affiliations include Deloitte Consulting, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Oracle Consulting. Mr. Mishra is a graduate of Indian Instiute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and holds dual-M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

John Handy

Senior Advisor

Mr. Handy created and led Logistics Management Institute's (LMI) Health Division, consisting of two major groups: the Health Systems Management group and Health Finance Systems group. That division advises federal healthcare organizations through policy analysis and development, process improvement studies, organizational strengthening recommendations, health economics analyses, and development of information management tools.

Under his leadership, the division helped the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs:

  • migrate from government operated supply systems to a well-established commercial infrastructure for both pharmaceutical and medical and surgical items;
  • recommended to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ways of revitalizing their process for evaluating and awarding managed-care contracts that serve Medicare beneficiaries, while improving its understanding of the complex managed-care marketplace;
  • helped the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) position itself to quickly respond to communities with needed supplies after incidents of chemical and biological terrorism or pandemic disease;
  • and helped the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a National Veterinary Stockpile to respond to similar incidents with domestic livestock.

Mr. Handy has more than 35 years of experience managing federal programs, first as an Air Force officer, then with 30 years of service to federal customers at LMI, and as a military reservist where he retired in 2005 as a Major General from the Air National Guard. Mr. Handy received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial/Systems Engineering, and completed his Master's degree in Engineering Administration at George Washington University.

Steve Mahaney

Senior Advisor

Mr. Mahaney, retired Director, HHS Logistics Policy and Special Projects has over 35 years of experience in developing and directing government logistics programs (personal property, supply, transportation and fleet and travel and acquisition/e-commerce to support business segments. Mr. Mahaney has led Federal and HHS teams for the development of organizational improvement, operating plans, management information systems, policies and standards and in building client relationships as well as vendor and partner management.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mahaney has demonstrated expertise in leading large scale, executive sponsored programs from strategic planning to implementation and delivery. He has also successfully designed marketing campaigns, customer communication programs and internal incentives to promote logistical business consolidation, customer satisfaction, retention and growth. Mr. Mahaney received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration from American University.