Our Team

Jason E. Géno, MBA, MA
Managing Principal

Mr. Géno has more than 25 years of HR, technology, and strategic management experience, specializing in human capital development, business process improvement, legal and regulatory compliance, and technology integration. He founded Human Capital Initiatives to provide innovative, cost-effective HR and technology solutions to public and private-sector organizations. In this capacity, he has provided advisory services to a wide range of governmental agencies, corporations, professional service firms, and non-profits. He has successfully helped clients maximize their return on employee investment, increase the effectiveness of their operational procedures, and minimize their exposure to liability and operational risk. He has recently partnered with some of the country’s leading housing authorities to improve operational efficiencies and implement cost-saving procedures through process improvements, effective utilization of technology and staffing resources, and performance-based compensation plans. He focuses on creating successful operational and administrative process structures that complement the strategic goals and objectives of an organization. Recently, he has employed his expertise related to HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) to provide human resources, operational, and technology advice to many of the country’s leading housing authorities.

Mr. Géno holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is a Board Member and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the organization So Others Might Eat (SOME), a Washington, D.C.-based social service organization that provides food, shelter, medical assistance, and life skills training to persons in need. Mr. Géno is a frequent speaker at HR and technology conferences and seminars.


Patricia Clay, MBA, SPHR

Ms. Clay possesses a background in communications, public relations, and management consulting with a Master’s Degree in business administration. She has performed numerous workforce and process and procedure reviews for clients in the public and private sectors. Clients look to Ms. Clay for her analytical approach to problem solving and her expertise in compensation research, design, and analysis. Ms. Clay has successfully completed compensation research and analysis for over a dozen of HCi’s clients. Specifically, her work has involved: analyzing and auditing positions; analyzing processes and developing workflows; conducting salary surveys by identifying similarly-sized housing agencies and gathering relevant data; researching additional salary information; analyzing and charting all data received; and formulating recommended ranges and compensation strategies. Following the completion of a number of these studies, Ms. Clay has designed salary administration and incentive programs, policies, and performance management systems, and has trained client management on the implementation and usage of these systems.

Additionally, Ms. Clay has engaged HCi’s clients in a wide range of HR consulting services. This includes performing job audits, updating job descriptions, creating Employee Handbooks, developing and analyzing workflows, developing leadership training programs, and creating project plans to assist in HRIS implementations.


Anna Jolly

Ms. Jolly possesses a background in communications and Disability Studies with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Georgetown University. She excels at analyzing compensation data and summarizing results. She strives to synthesize important information while capturing the nuances of a given set of data. She provides detail-oriented work products and maintains a conscientious effort to aid clients in all aspects of HCi projects. Ms. Jolly gained professional experience in accessibility and training at a nonprofit firm assisting businesses, organizations, and government agencies in providing accommodations to employees through closed captioning. In her capacity as an Associate, she conducts position audits and develops job descriptions, analyzes compensation data, develops process workflows and procedures, and completes compliance-related research for clients.


Shelby Harrington

Ms. Harrington possesses a background in human resources administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in management from James Madison University. Ms. Harrington is well-versed in conducting HR audits and administering employee benefits and personnel files. As an HCi Associate, she conducts position audits, develops job descriptions, assists in recruitment initiatives, analyzes compensation data, drafts procedures, and completes compliance-related research for HCi’s clients.