The Team

Carlos head shot leftCarlos Leyva's combination of legal, business, healthcare, and technology experience allows him to collaborate with clients as a trusted adviser, one that understands their legal challenges not as a knowledgeable outsider would, but rather because he has often been in their shoes. Carlos is also CEO of 3Lions Publishing, Inc. ("3Lions"), an online new media company that publishes the HIPAA Survival Guide, one of the most authoritative healthcare regulatory compliance sites on the Internet. He is also Managing Shareholder of The Digital Business Law Group, P.A. Carlos is a nationally recognized authority on HIPAA and his monthly newsletter and webinar are widely read and attended.






Wade is the Chief Product Officer of 3Lions Publishing, Inc.  He has used his knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO), E-commerce, web development and agile methodologies to grow the HIPAA Survival Guide into one of the most visited HIPAA compliance sites on the web. Wade’s grasp of emerging trends in technology and anticipation of evolving business needs give him a competitive edge in product development.  His experience in both software development and commercial finance has led to a perspective that adds unique value to each of the HIPAA Survival Guide’s products.


20160908_MLS_PICMayra Scheuermann is 3Lions' CFO and General Counsel. In addition to these roles, Mayra has played a significant role with respect to all  Products on our Store, as Content Editor and Quality Assurance. Mayra earned her Juris Doctorate from the night program at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law while working full-time as a commercial property and casualty insurance underwriter for a Fortune 500 company. Mayra has two decades of experience as trial and appellate counsel in Louisiana State, Federal, and Administrative Law Courts. She is also intimately familiar with the HIPAA regulatory regime, knowledge that is captured and reflected in our products.

 20160908_DLL_PIC Deborah Leyva, RN, MSHI is Chief Business Development Officer of 3Lions. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics. Deborah is the Author of the ACO Survival Guide and Co-Author of the HIPAA Survival Guide. She has 17 years experience in technology with various leadership roles from Director of IT at a Fortune 500 company managing a team of 60, to a strategic "top gun" healthcare consultant principally focused on population health. Deborah has contributed significantly to managing Expresso's Quality Assurance Program including taking the lead role in developing the Expresso Quick Start Guide, which teaches clients how to perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment in three hours or less. 


20160918_mariana_PICMariana has 15 years experience in technology with various roles in different areas as Customer Support, Software Development and IT Operations. In addition to that she earned her Masters Degree in Software Engineering in the best Engineering University in Brazil (Universidade de Sao Paulo) and she is certified in User Experience by the Nielsen Norman Group. This mix of experiences has led her to work as a Product Owner for Expresso, managing the  project with a globally distributed team and also being part of Expresso's requirements elicitation and quality assurance process.


GwynnMMartin Gwynn is the Director of Retail Operations for “The HIPAA Survival Guide” (HSG) a division of 3Lions Publishing. Mr. Gwynn has held high ranking positions in major department store chains as well large and small regional retail chains. One position included creation of a large volume internet site from scratch. He has worked with HSG for the past five years and aids organizations with their HIPAA Initiatives for ongoing compliance.