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Our Team

An organization is only as good as the people providing the services. At UH PTAC we have a great team.



Tim Scarborough, Program Director

Tim Scarborough is a contracting adviser with 30 years of experience in government acquisition.  In his current position as the Program Director for the University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center, he educates and guides companies in doing business with federal, state, and local government through one-on-one advising, educational workshops, and outreach events.

Prior to his current position, he was a small business owner leading and managing acquisition programs for the Department of Defense domestically and internationally.  Tim also served 24 years in the Air Force with the majority of his time spent in the contracting career field.  He held various leadership, acquisition and contracting positions throughout his career and managed acquisitions teams overseeing projects valued in the millions of dollars.  He has broad experience in government procurement to include registrations, socio and economically-disadvantaged certification programs, locating opportunities, proposal preparation, and contract management.

Tim has a BS in Business Management and is certified through the National Contract Management Association as a Certified Federal Contracts Manager.


Tim Healy, Procurement Advisor

Tim Healy is a highly dedicated, educated (J.D Degree) and personable Government Contracts professional with twenty-four (24) years of successful small business development & support, operations and management experience.  This experience has been garnered as an owner/operator, contractor, V-level employee and consultant. 

Tim’s relevant skill set and expertise covers all aspects/facets of the Government Services (Prime & Sub) Contracting (Federal, State & Local) procurement process/new business development life cycle including:

  • Helping navigate the process (e.g., Federal Procurement) in a consulting – counseling, advisory & assistance capacity
  • Opportunity Identification, Assessment & Competitive Analysis/Qualification
  • Cost Estimating & Pricing
  • Providing Risk Assessment, e.g., RFP review/analysis
  • Bid/Proposal Compliance & Responsiveness Reviews
  • Sales/Marketing/Capture & Strategic Planning, Management & Execution
  • Small Business/Socioeconomic Programs, e.g., 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB & ED/WOSB
  • Strategic Partnering & Contractor Teaming Arrangements, Team Building & Client Relationship Management
  • Research and intelligence gathering.

Dennis McIntosh, Procurement Advisor

Dennis McIntosh has over 15 years government contracting experience that includes procurements with both federal and state government agencies.

His contracting experience starts in 1996, as founder and president of a technology consulting firm, where he led the pursuit teams and oversaw successful contract awards for state procurement opportunities in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.

Additionally, Dennis led the pursuit team and negotiations for a major sub-contract award with the Texas Teachers Retirement System (TRS) benefits enhancement project. Dennis led and managed the company’s diversity certification initiatives, specifically certifications with the Small Business Administration 8(a) program, National Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification, and the Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program. With the federal government, Dennis’ experience includes negotiating and managing a sub-contractor award with the Department of Treasury as well as a prime contractor award with the Small Business Administration headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In 2008, Dennis worked as CFO for a small technical apparel manufacturer and where he successfully grew the company’s government sector business. Dennis’ successes included the preparation of the competitive bid response and resultant award of a prime contract with the U.S. Army to supply apparel products to our soldiers in the field. Dennis successfully procured a contract to supply products to the Army, Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). Dennis led the effort to win and manage two multiple supply schedule awards with the General Services Administration (GSA).

Prior to joining the University Houston PTAC, Dennis was a Business Advisor with the Dallas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), where he advised clients on business planning, marketing, financing, and capitalization.


Ralph "Skip" Masters, Procurement Advisor

As Business Advisor for the University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Ralph “Skip” Masters is responsible for identifying federal, state, and local procurement opportunities for small business clients as well as offering one-on-one counseling, and classroom instruction.

Prior to joining the UH PTAC, Skip served as a business advisor for the North Texas Small Business Development Center, Center for Government Contracting. Prior to that he was a Business Development Manager with L-3 Communications, a defense contractor, where he successfully secured numerous multi-year and multi-million dollar contracts with the Department of Defense.

He began his career by establishing a state-supported self-employment training program throughout the state of Oklahoma. Success in this role earned him the position of Assistant Director for the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC). In this position, he strategically managed and oversaw day-to-day operations for a team of eleven business services providers who assisted small business owners with business plans, financing, procurement opportunities, and expansion plans.

Additionally, Skip has extensive experience working for DoD Prime Contractors where he served as the Small Business Liaison Officer  for companies such as L-3 Communications, Bell Helicopter, Lucent Technologies, and Northrop Grumman.

Skip holds an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, a MBA in marketing from Oklahoma City University, and a second MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in Business Management.

Stephanie Mangham, Program Coordinator

Coordinates program to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives. Participates in planning and develops methods for program implementation and administration; coordinates program activities and processes.  Reviews program records and reports of activities. Recommends modifications to methods or procedures as required.  Schedules appointments, meetings, and conferences for Director and staff.  Develops marketing materials for monthly training events.  Prepares recurring and ad hoc program reports for management use.  Supports PTAC director with data analysis and research for small business clients.  Assists in preparing reports, proposals, manuals, and other documentation as required for Defense Logistics Agency.  Organize from beginning to end small and large events.