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Our esteemed Board of Advisors guides the design and development of all programs at Bryan University. Comprised of leading experts in business, industry, and higher education, the Board also helps us shape and realize our University-wide vision. With their direction and support, we ensure that all of our students get the comprehensive education and practical skills they need to compete for top leadership opportunities in their chosen careers.


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Ronald E. Bachman FSA, MAAA
President & CEO, Healthcare Visions Inc.
Former Principal/Sr. Partner, Healthcare, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Ronald E. Bachman has been at the center of U.S. healthcare transformation, advancing consumer-based solutions to lower the number of uninsureds, improve mental health coverage, develop the concept of consumercentric Medicare and Medicaid, and advance employer introductions of healthcare consumerism. Over the years, Mr. Bachman has consulted with various government agencies on national health issues and legislative and regulatory proposals. He has worked on special projects with the Center for Health Transformation (CHT) and Speaker Gingrich on health policy issues and market transformation ideas. He also worked closely with the Bush White House and Treasury on the language and principles of the 2002 Health Reimbursement Arrangement guidelines, and through CHT to provide policy input on Health Savings Accounts. Working across the political aisle, Ron has worked with the Carter Center, Senator Kennedy, and Senator Wellstone on mental health issues. He has testified in over 30 states and before Congress in support of mental health parity. Formerly, Mr. Bachman was a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he consulted to a broad range of clients including employers, HMOs, hospitals, physicians, indemnity carriers, BlueCross/ BlueShield plans, and State and Federal Agency clients.

As an actuary, he has extensive experience in healthcare strategy for payers, providers, and employers. He has served as a designated expert on actuarial issues to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Congressional Budget Office, the Department of Labor, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and several members of Congress.

Currently, he is the President and CEO of Healthcare Visions, a thought leadership firm dedicated to advancing ideas and policy initiatives that are impacting the U.S. health care market. Mr. Bachman is also a Senior Fellow of the Center for Health Transformation, the National center for Policy Analysis, the Wye River Group on Health, and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.


 

Mark Blatt 120x180Mark Blatt, MD
Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Dr. Blatt joined Intel’s New Business Group in the summer of 2000. He is currently Worldwide Medical Director in the Sales and Marketing Group. In this role, he is concentrating on how HIT infrastructure can enable providers to deliver cost-effective, quality care to a wide cohort of citizens. He has a particular interest in Mobile Point-of-Care, Cloud Computing, Security, and Care Delivery reform. Prior to this, Dr. Blatt served for three years as Manager for Worldwide Healthcare Strategies in the Sales and Marketing Group. During this time, he played a key role in formulating Intel’s Integrated Digital Hospital vision. This vision has gained significant momentum and mindshare with Intel’s healthcare customers, fellow travelers, and industry thought leaders worldwide. From 2005-2007, he was the Director for Global Healthcare Strategies in the Digital Health Group. During this time, he helped design Intel’s Payor and Pharma strategy and worked with the team that brought Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) computing platform to market. Dr. Blatt received the Intel Achievement Award, Intel’s highest honor, in 2007 for the MCA design. During 2008-2009, in the area of care delivery reform, Dr. Blatt worked with an Intel-developed Personal Health IT system designed to assist with care delivery outside the hospital. Dr. Blatt has worked with care delivery systems in many countries including the UK, China, Mexico, Australia and the USA to enable cost-effective, sustainable systems that will allow clinicians to provide “virtual care” to patients in settings as diverse as rural remote clinics or the patient’s home.Prior to joining Intel, he was the managing partner of a five-provider group in Family Practice. He practiced family medicine for 15 years before returning to Yale University to earn his MBA (2000) in finance. Dr. Blatt earned his medical doctorate at Albany Medical College of Union University (1979). He completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Connecticut (1982). He then served two years as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service before starting private practice. He has also worked on a variety of health-related Internet business efforts including an early platform in 2001 to deliver home-based medical care. He is a member of the IEEE Medical Technology Policy Committee and the American Telemedicine Association, and a board member for the Center for Improving Medication Management. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice (1982-2010).


 

Rich Cohen1Richard Cohen
President and General Counsel, Corporate Creations International
E-Discovery Board Member, Bryan University

Mr. Cohen has more than 30 years of management, legal, corporate executive and general counsel experience. He has served as Managing Director at Duff & Phelps, General Counsel at Ohio Power and Columbus Southern Power Companies, Senior Director of Corporate Legal Markets and Strategic Alliances/Licensing at Lexis-Nexis, Vice President at Lexford Residential Trust, Deputy Law Director for the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and Assistant Law Director for the City of Akron. Mr. Cohen has also served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Legal Services for a large legal services organization focusing on complex litigation matters and bankruptcies, and served as COO of Integrex Professional Claims Services where he was responsible for operations, IT, sales, and marketing. He most recently served with RenewData’s external activities and client advisory service functions. Mr. Cohen also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Trustifi Corporation, a provider of digital content authentication solutions, and has served as the President of the American Corporate Counsel Association in Ohio, Editor-in-Chief of the Electricity Journal, and former Editor of the Energy Information Bulletin. His prestigious memberships include the American and Ohio State Bar Associations, the ABA Class Actions/Derivative Suits Subcommittee, the Corporate Counsel Advisory Board for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Coordinating Group on Energy Law and the Ohio Electric Utility Legal Committee, and a former Co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mass Torts Subcommittee. Mr. Cohen is a recipient of the Distinguished Legal Service Award conferred by Corporate Legal Times. Mr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a juris doctor from the University of Akron School of Law.


 

Scott-Cohen.pngScott M. Cohen
Director of E-Discovery Support Services, Winston & Strawn LLP
E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Throughout his career, Scott Cohen has worked in a consultative capacity with law firms and corporate legal departments enabling them to effectively leverage technology in all legal practice areas. With a focus on electronic discovery, records management, and litigation readiness, he advises firm lawyers and clients on a wide variety of technical issues relating to discovery in complex litigation. Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Cohen was the Practice Support Director for Proskauer Rose LLP, where he was responsible for the development and operation of the firm’s practice support department. Mr. Cohen also served as the Director of Information Technology for MetLife, where he was responsible for providing general technology and litigation support services to the corporation’s large and geographically dispersed legal, records and internal audit departments. As the Director of E-Discovery Support Services at Winston & Strawn LLP, Mr. Cohen is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s litigation support technology, electronic discovery operations, and document review center management. He is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of topics ranging from electronic discovery best practices and legal cost control, to leadership development, performance management, and staff mentoring in legal organizations. Mr. Cohen is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production and an Executive Board Member of the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers. He is also an active member of the International Legal Technology Association Practice & Litigation Support peer group, the Association for Information and Image Management, and the American Records Management Association.


Mark_Dente_120x180Mark Dente, MD
Managing Partner, MBS Services
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Dr. Mark Dente started his informatics career over 19 years ago after graduating from Boston University School of Medicine. He focused on new approaches to increase patient safety, drive physician adoption of technology, and create new methods to implement evidence-based medicine. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dente served as President of MBS Services, a consulting company providing international executive healthcare management services. He then served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Wang Healthcare Information Systems, and led the design of an ambulatory electronic medical record. He then served as Chief Medical Informatics Officer for GE Healthcare Information Technology, and his responsibilities included applying domain expertise in informatics to drive comparative effectiveness research, strategic evaluation of emerging technologies for the healthcare portfolio, as well as developing and delivering GE’s clinical informatics research direction and messaging globally. Additional responsibilities included clinical liaison for GE’s standards-based interoperability strategies, knowledge management and evidence-based medicine, and secondary use of clinical data programs. His most recent role was Chief Medical Officer for GE Healthcare Information Technology. Dr. Dente’s responsibilities included leading the organization’s clinical and informatics strategy; representing GE on government, health ministries, medical societies, advocacy committees and task forces; evaluating and executing on strategic corporate, industry and research objectives; and supporting GE’s Healthcare IT regulatory needs. Dr. Dente also served as the lead Physician Executive for GE Healthcare IT. In this role, Dr. Dente’s responsibilities included developing strategic innovation programs while working closely with academic, government, and industry leaders in identifying government and industry research opportunities. He has co-authored numerous articles and policy papers and is currently serving on the Advisory Council to HL7 Board of Directors, as well as the Medical & Scientific Board for the Alzheimer Association N.E.


Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, FCA, MAAA
Adj. Assoc. Professor, Department of Statistics & Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara
Founder, Solucia Consulting
Health Informatics Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

In 1998, Ian Duncan founded Solucia Consulting, from which he is now retired. Solucia is based in Hartford, Connecticut, and provides analytical data, predictive modeling, and consulting services to the healthcare financing industry. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and insurance product design, management, financing, pricing, and delivery. Mr. Duncan also served as Vice President of Clinical Outcomes (Research) at the Walgreen Company in Chicago. Academically, Mr. Duncan served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Georgetown University where he lead a multi-year project to evaluate the financial outcomes of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr Duncan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, the Institute of Actuaries in London, and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He is active in public policy and healthcare reform, and serves on the board of directors of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority. He is the author of 25 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and three books. His books include: Managing and Evaluating Healthcare Intervention Programs (2008) and Healthcare Predictive Modeling and Risk Adjustment (2011). Mr. Duncan holds a post-graduate degree in economics from Balliol College, Oxford.


Kevin-M_-Fickenscher-120x180.jpgKevin Fickenscher, MD
President & Founder, CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Kevin M. Fickenscher serves as the President of CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC. He previously served as the Chief Medical Officer and President of the Healthcare Division of AMC Health.  Prior to this, he served as the President and CEO of AMIA, the association of professionals involved in transforming healthcare by creating knowledge from data and information that increases quality, reduces costs, and enhances services. Dr. Fickenscher is passionate about the urgent need for solving our nation’s healthcare problems and believes that the use of biomedical and health informatics can distill information for solving quality, cost, and service issues. Dr. Fickenscher has served in several administrative healthcare leadership roles as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for two of the premier integrated healthcare systems in the nation, Aurora Health Care and Catholic Healthcare West. He first moved into the information technology world as the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, then as Director of Clinical Transformation at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Before joining AMIA in 2012, he served in a variety of domestic and international positions for Dell Healthcare Services, primarily through the company’s acquisition of Perot Systems where Dr. Fickenscher served as the Chief Medical Officer and leader of the Healthcare Information Technology consulting practice. He led the organization’s International Healthcare practice and extended operations into the Middle East, India, China, and Latin America. Dr. Fickenscher served as the Health Advisor to the Biden for President Campaign in 1988, and he served as a member of the Clinton Healthcare Task Force in 1992. Since 1988, he has been an Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Physician Executive, a Fellow with the American College of Physician Executives, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has served as a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Management since 1992. He was one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2007 and recognized as an Emerging Healthcare Leader in 1991 by The Healthcare Forum, Korn/Ferry International. Dr. Fickenscher was also a Regional White House Fellow finalist in 1984 and a Kellogg National Fellow in 1985. Dr. Fickenscher graduated from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1978 and trained as a family physician. He obtained his Family Practice Board Certification in 1982. He is a father of three, an avid gourmet cook, and an enthusiastic golfer.


 

Gerst1.jpgSteven R. Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, CHE
Chief Medical Officer, Arc Devices, Ltd.
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Office of the Vice Provost, U Innovations
Health Informatics Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Dr. Steven R. Gerst began his career as a Senior Consultant for what is now Premier, Inc., serving 2,400 hospitals nationally. He has consulted with a variety of leading national health care information technology companies around Accountable Care Organizations and Electronic Medical Record systems with clients that include Cleveland Clinic, Tenet Hospitals, Sutter Health, and over 100 IPA, MSO, ACO and Medicare Advantage plans providing services to more than 20 million patients nationally and internationally. Dr. Gerst was Vice President of VISTA Health Plan in Hollywood, Florida, (a $1.2 billion HMO, the largest in South Florida), Regional Medical Director and Senior Consultant for what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and President and CEO of the PPO Division of Columbia/ HCA – The Healthcare Corporation under Florida’s current Governor Rick Scott. He is also former President of the International Medical Travel Association of the Americas, which was sponsored by the Singapore National Government. Dr. Gerst also served as Assistant Vice President of Crawford & Company, where he built the first national PPO for workers compensation and group health for AIG and other Crawford clients. Dr. Gerst is a graduate of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, earned his undergraduate and master’s degree in Public Health and Hospital Administration from Columbia, his MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University in Atlanta, and is completing a doctorate in Finance and a master’s in Taxation at Nova Southeastern University. He has also completed courses at the Harvard Business School, Law School and School of Public Health. Dr. Gerst is a Diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses for healthcare investment banking and is preparing for his Series 79.


 

Hamilton-color1.jpgWilliam F. Hamilton
National E-Discovery Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
Vice Chancellor, Bryan University

William Hamilton is board certified in business litigation and intellectual property by the Florida Bar. His work includes complex business litigation in the areas of contract, software and technology disputes, intellectual property, e-commerce, data security, telecommunications, trade regulation, unfair trade practices, and internal investigations. Mr. Hamilton is also a neutral, arbitrator, and mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Trademark Association, and the American Arbitration Association. He has been honored by inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA®, Florida Legal Elite®, and Florida Super Lawyers®. He is also a Litigation Counsel of America® Fellow and a Fellow of the Florida Bar. Mr. Hamilton has been a pioneer in e-Discovery education, having taught e-Discovery and evidence at law schools, judicial conferences, and American Arbitration Association University. He is a featured speaker and writer on electronic discovery and evidence, and his e-Discovery articles have appeared in numerous journals including the ABA Family Advocate®, the ABA Litigation Magazine®, and on Quarles & Brady’s e-Discovery blog, E-Discovery Bytes. Mr. Hamilton is the co-author of theLexisNexis Practice Guide Florida E-Discovery and Evidence. Mr. Hamilton is currently the Chair of Quarles & Brady’s e-Discovery practice where he works closely with the firm’s e-Discovery litigation support team on a wide variety of electronic discovery projects. He is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Discovery and is also a member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model®. Mr. Hamilton received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his juris doctor cum laude from the University of Florida College of Law where he wrote for the Law Review.


 

Ehab-Hanna1.pngEhab Hanna, MD, FHM
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, UHS
Senior Advisor to the Department of Health Informatics, Bryan University

Dr. Ehab Hanna is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), a Fortune 500 company which owns and operates 231 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers nationwide with more than 65,000 employees. It is one of the nation’s largest healthcare management companies. In 2002, Dr. Hanna joined Eastern Maine Medical Center, a leading Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, as a Hospitalist. In 2005, he became Assistant Chief Medical Informatics Officer, where he co-led the successful implementation of the Medical Center’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry system, winning the prestigious 2007 Davies Award for his work. In 2011, Dr. Hanna joined UHS as the Corporate Medical Director for Clinical Content and was rapidly promoted to Associate CMIO, co-leading UHS’s Cerner EMR roll-out to its 24 acute care facilities. Dr. Hanna successfully completed the AMIA’s 10×10 informatics program as well as the Advisory Board Healthcare Leadership Academy. His interests include: the optimal use of technology to improve efficiency, safety, and quality; utilizing decision support to improve care; understanding human factors as they relate to user interface and change management; promoting better healthcare policy and leadership. Dr. Hanna is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and completed his residence at a Tufts University Hospital. He did both an externship and clinical research in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.


 

Marie-Hatam_Final.jpgMarie F. Hatam, MD, MBA
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Occupational Medicine Physician
Senior Advisor to the Department of Health Informatics, Bryan University

Dr. Marie F. Hatam is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 30 years clinical experience as a practicing surgeon and occupational medicine physician. She is certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.Additionally, Dr. Hatam has over 15 years of experience as a Medical Director and Executive in healthcare insurance, including indemnity and managed care lines of business (HMO, PPO, Medicare and Medicaid), as well as workers’ compensation and disability insurance. Dr. Hatam created and managed a medical policy department for a large health insurance company and served on the National Accounts Medical Policy Committee for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association where she collaborated in the development of national medical policies.She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College, her Medical Degree from the Weill Cornell Medical College, and her MBA from Drexel University’s Le Bow College of Business.


 

Joseph_M_Heymam_BUON HIJoseph M. Heyman, MD
Former Chair, American Medical Association
Chief Medical Information Officer, Wellport Health Information Exchange, which is owned and operated by Whittier IPA, Inc
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Dr. Joseph M. Heyman previously served as Chair of the National Physician Advisory Board of OptumInsight, previously Ingenix. From 1968 to 1970, Dr. Heyman served as General Medical Officer at the United States Public Health Service Northern Navajo Indian Hospital. In 1984, he founded a very successful IPA and served as its first president for twelve years, and still serves on its board. Dr. Heyman is a former Chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, and was honored to serve as a President of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has served on the boards of the Whittier IPA, the Lower Merrimac Valley PHO, the Wellport Health Information Exchange, the Tufts Associated Health Plans, the Essex North District Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the board of its foundation, the American Medical Association Foundation, the World Medical Association Council, the Joint Commission, and Joint Commission Resources/International. Dr. Heyman is a long-standing member of the Steering Committee of Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health. He also served on the Practicing Physician’s Advisory Council to the Department of Health and Human Services during both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Dr. Heyman has been in the continuous private practice of obstetrics and gynecology since 1973 in Massachusetts’ Merrimac Valley. Since 2001, he has been in a solo paperless gynecology practice, making him the first in his medical community with an electronic medical record. As a co-chair of the eHealth Initiative Care Coordination Council and the Office of the National Coordinator Policy Committee Adoption/Certification and Implementation Workgroups, he has been involved in equipping his entire medical community with electronic medical records, meaningful use attestations, and a community-wide health information exchange.


 

Holloway-Prof-Photo.jpgKari Holloway, PhD, MBA
Director of Sales and Marketing, DaVita
Senior Advisor to the Department of Health Informatics & Professor, Bryan University

Kari Holloway has spent the last decade in the evolutionary market of healthcare IT. Her background is in strategic and tactical approaches to connecting healthcare constituents with solutions that improve care delivery and outcomes. Her current position is Director of Sales and Marketing for DaVita. She previously served as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development with McKesson. In this role, Ms. Holloway was responsible for developing and driving growth strategies throughout the healthcare continuum. Ms. Holloway began her healthcare career as an office manager in a provider’s office. Through this experience, she gained the knowledge to connect the power of software with the needs of a physician. Ms. Holloway and teams under her leadership at General Electric and McKesson were consistently ranked among the top in sales performance.Prior to her current position, Ms. Holloway also held leadership positions at General Electric in sales and strategic marketing. In these roles, she led sales teams as well as initiatives such as new product introductions, commercial strategies, and customer advisory boards. Ms. Holloway holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. She also holds a Ph.D. in the field of Business Administration, with a specialization in leadership. Her interests include the areas of leadership, business culture, and educating children in leadership principles. Ms. Holloway is a member of the Academy of Management and the International Leadership Association.


 

Carl-Erwin-Johnson.jpgCarl E. Johnson, MD, EdM, MSc
Senior Physician Director, Optum Analtyics
Senior Advisor to the Department of Health Informatics & Professor, Bryan University

Dr. Carl Erwin Johnson previously served as the Physician Executive for Cerner Corporation. Prior to this, he served as Senior Consultant with Healthcare Clinical Informatics (HCI) Consulting Group working with multidisciplinary teams to implement, optimize, and sustain CPOE in Tenet Healthcare hospitals throughout the US. Dr. Johnson earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and there received the Lester Tuchman Award for Compassion and Skill in Clinical Medicine. Dr. Johnson completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital Boston. He was one of the first physicians to complete a Medical Education Fellowship at Harvard Medical School under the tutelage of Dr. Daniel Federman, Dr. LuAnn Wilkerson, and Dr. Janet Hafler. He also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Johnson earned his Master in Education (MEd) from The Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Research from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine/New York University. Dr. Johnson has served as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at The University of California at San Francisco and Ohio State University, and Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Throughout his academic career, he has focused on patient care in underserved communities, teaching pediatric residents and medical students, faculty development and health services research in quality improvement in inner city pediatric asthma. He has participated in the Healthcare Improvement Leadership Symposium at Dartmouth Medical School and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association National Faculty Development Scholars Program. While a faculty member at Ohio State University, Dr. Johnson participated in a faculty symposium led by the Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. Ken Wilson, and Dr. Constance Barsky, to develop practitioners of professions to be educators in their professions. Dr. Johnson has received a civic citation for community service in New York City from the New York City City Council and the Hon. Philip Reed, and a U.S. Congressional citation for community service from the Hon. Charles Rangel. Dr. Johnson left academia in 2007 to join the healthcare information technology industry as a healthcare executive with Cerner Corporation. Dr. Johnson is a native of Dayton, Ohio and graduate of Loudon High School in Loudon, Tennessee. He earned a bachelor’s in Chemistry from The Ohio State University where he was a recipient of an Ohio Stadium Dormitory Scholarship, the McNavin Scholarship in Chemistry, the Charles Drew Memorial Prize, and a varsity letter in Men’s Gymnastics. Dr. Johnson lives in New York City and enjoys photography (www.cejrandomphoto.com), fitness training, tennis, cooking, music, travel, reading historical fiction, learning French, and Ohio State football and basketball.


 

Kevin-M-Laferriere-120x180.jpgKevin Laferriere
CEO, FitPro LLC
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Mr. Laferriere is a 23 year veteran of the health and fitness industry. He’s held a multitude of positions and responsibilities during that time including President, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior VP of Sales, Operations, and Fitness Services with Lifestyle Family Fitness. Lifestyle was ranked by IHRSA magazine as a top ten health club chain in the industry. He was a Managing Partner and Co-Owner of the Gold’s Gym St. Petersburg/ Bradenton, Florida franchise. He currently serves as CEO and Board Member for FitPro LLC.He holds and associate degree from St. Petersburg College, a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida, and has completed graduate courses in business. He’s been a student of the industry, including holding up to 36 fitness certifications. He served on the original committee for creating the NCCA personal training standards with IHRSA and a founder of the IFL Round Table (credited as being the 12 top fitness directors in the world). He’s been featured in numerous magazine articles, and has traveled and presented internationally.


 

Cecil_Lynn.pngCecil A. Lynn III, JD
Director, Global E-Discovery and Technology, PayPal, Inc.
E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Cecil A. Lynn formerly served as the Director of E-Discovery and Technology at eBay and has also worked as General Counsel for an international apparel company which gave him an understanding of the corporate law environment. Prior to working in-house, he litigated several civil and criminal cases while working at two prestigious California-based law firms. In addition, he served as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section of the United States Department of Justice, and he served as a special prosecutor for the National Church Arson Task Force. Mr. Lynn is a highly-regarded thought leader in the area of electronic discovery. He speaks and publishes on a wide variety of e-Discovery topics including data retention, data collection, document review, data accessibility, and international e-Discovery. Mr. Lynn has also taught an e-Discovery certification program at California State University at Fullerton, and is a former adjunct professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Lynn is a member of The Sedona Conference®, the Advisory Panel of the American Bar Association, and the Commercial Law Section of the National Bar Association. He is a member of the DRI E-Discovery Committee and is Co-chair of the DRI Diversity Committee. He is also a participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model®, and a Co-chair of the Arizona State University e-Discovery program. Mr. Lynn received a juris doctor from the University of California Hastings College of Law and a bachelor’s degree with honors from New Mexico State University. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona, California, and the District of Columbia.


 

HelenBergmanMoure1.jpgHelen Bergman Moure
Principal, Lex Aperta pllc
E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Helen Bergman Moure served as a commercial litigator in federal and state court for more than 17 years. Since 1999, she has devoted her practice to the delivery of efficient and cost-effective e-Discovery and document review services to a wide range of clients, from sole entrepreneurs, to Fortune 100 corporations. A former partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, she was one of the founding members of the firm’s e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group and was involved in the development of the Patterns document review software created by Attenex, now owned by FTI. Ms. Moure has many years of experience structuring and supervising projects involving all aspects of the discovery process, from custodian identification and retention, to collection, processing, and review, to post-production litigation support. A frequent advisor to public and private organizations, she also assists in designing and implementing document retention systems and advising on litigation readiness. Ms. Moure is a frequent speaker on e-Discovery and related issues and a longtime, active participant in The Sedona Conference®. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists, and in 2010 she founded Lex Aperta, a firm specializing in e-Discovery legal advice and consulting. Ms. Moure received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her juris doctor from Boston University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


 

Nevin-Dera_120px.jpgDera J. Nevin
Director of eDiscovery Services, Proskauer
E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Dera J. Nevin formerly lead the Toronto-Dominion Bank of Companies global e-Discovery initiative. Prior to this, Ms. Nevin served as the Senior Director of Litigation Support Services at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. She was responsible for administering all e-Discovery and electronic evidence management initiatives across the firm. Ms. Nevin is a practicing lawyer and has counseled clients on matters of e-Discovery, electronic evidence law and procedure and associated privacy law, international law relating to the production and exchange of evidence, and local documentary production requirements. She also advises on matters associated with the forensic capture or collection, and use in proceedings, of electronic evidence, including the requirements for obtaining and executing Anton Pillar Orders. Ms. Nevin has extensive project management experience in electronic document review initiatives, and she has supervised extensive review projects, including those occurring in multiple jurisdictions. She is proficient in numerous electronic data collection techniques and with multiple electronic evidence management and review tools. Ms. Nevin was also responsible for coordinating electronic evidence consulting and tool procurement for McCarthy’s, and she is featured in Understanding Canadian e-Discovery, a McCarthy Tétrault video that introduces and demystifies the issues that clients face in electronic discoveries. Ms. Nevin is a member of the Sedona Canada WG7, the OBA’s E-Discovery Implementation Committee, the Toronto Chapter of Women in e-Discovery, and she is a participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model®. She has spoken on a variety of topics relating to electronic evidence management including document review and production, large team coordination, international transmission of data, and the law of privilege and privacy in the management and exchange of electronic records. Her written articles have appeared in firm publications and in the Association of Corporate Counsel magazine. She writes a regular column on e-Discovery Issues in Canadian Lawyer magazine, and she is a contributor to snIP/ITs technology law blog.Prior to her appointment at McCarthy’s, Ms. Nevin practiced corporate and commercial litigation at Ogilvy Renault LLP and Blakes LLP. Ms. Nevin received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and her juris doctor from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in 2001. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.


 

Michael-Q.jpgMichael I. Quartararo
Director of Litigation Support Services, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Michael Quartararo is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. He is an author, a teacher, a project management professional, and technologist, with more than 18 years of experience in the legal services industry. He has worked in legal technology and litigation at large law firms, including Skadden Arps and Stroock, managing securities, class action and international litigation and complex technology projects involving forensics and electronic discovery. At Stroock, Mike is responsible for the development and implementation of Firm policy relating to the use of technology across multiple practice areas, including litigation, financial restructuring, and intellectual property. As a member of the Firm’s management team, he oversees administrative and operational functions of a full-service Litigation Support Department, the development of best practices and project-oriented protocols, and the design and delivery of e-Discovery and application-specific training programs. Mike is the driving force behind and a member of the Firm’s E-Discovery and Information Governance Practice Group, and he regularly consults with attorneys and the Firm’s Fortune 500 clients on the use of technology, electronic discovery and information governance. A graduate of the State University of New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and music, he also studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), and he teaches e-Discovery and project management at Tempe, Arizona-based Bryan University, where he also sits on the University Advisory Board. He is also a member of the EDRM Advisory Committee. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, eDiscovery and litigation support.


 

George-Socha-Board-of-Advisors-Bryan-University1.jpgGeorge J. Socha, Jr.
Principal, Socha Consulting LLC
Co-Founder, EDRM
E-Discovery Board Member, Bryan University

After litigating cases for 16 years, in 2003 George J. Socha founded Socha Consulting LLC. He offered services as an electronic discovery expert witness, special master, and advisor to corporations, law firms, and legal vertical market software and service providers in the areas of electronic discovery and automated litigation support.In 2003, Mr. Socha and Tom Gelbmann initiated the leading survey on the electronic discovery industry, The Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. This survey examines the direction, scope, and size of the electronic discovery industry (www.sochaconsulting.com). In 2005 they launched the EDRM project (Electronic Discovery Reference Model® – see www.edrm. net). From the original model to the eight current projects, the EDRM has helped electronic discovery consumers and providers reduce the cost, time, and manual work associated with electronic discovery. Mr. Socha has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a juris doctor from Cornell Law School.


 

DeniseJTalbert.jpgDenise J. Talbert
Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Denise J. Talbert has over 16 years of experience in cost-effective discovery management in complex litigation including the preservation, collection, organization, review, and production of documents. In this capacity, Ms. Talbert has represented business interests in the chemical, communications, insurance, pharmaceutical, retail, tobacco, and transportation industries. She is a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP where she chairs the e-Discovery, Data & Document Management Practice (eD3) and is a member of the Global Product Liability Group and Business Records Management & Consultation Practice. Ms. Talbert has published materials on e-Discovery law in Bloomberg Law Quarterlyand other national venues, and she routinely offers CLE presentations on this topic. She is also a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and Merrill Corporation’s Strategic Advisory Board for Electronic Data Discovery (EDD). Additionally, Ms. Talbert has been appointed to the LexisNexis Advisory Board.Ms. Talbert received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. She received her juris doctor magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.


 

Andrew-_Wiesenthal_120x180.jpgAndrew M. Wiesenthal, MD, SM
Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

Dr. Andrew M. Wiesenthal has been with Deloitte since May 2010. Since joining Deloitte, he has been a leader on numerous clinical information system projects, as well as health care delivery system strategy and improvement projects. He is a widely recognized health information technology leader. From April 2000 until joining Deloitte, he was Associate Executive Director of the Permanente Federation. There, his work was in the arenas of development and deployment of automated medical records, decision support, and other clinical systems for all of Kaiser Permanente. From 1983 until April 2000, Dr. Wiesenthal served as a Pediatrician and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG). He also led CPMG’s quality management program and served as Associate Medical Director for Medical Management, with responsibility for quality management, utilization management, regulatory compliance, risk management, credentialing and physician performance, and informatics. Most notably, he was the National Physician Leader for the Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect electronic health record project from its inception through its successful conclusion in 2010. Dr. Wiesenthal received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Latin American Studies from Yale University in 1971, and received his MD in 1975 from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Colorado in 1978, then served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control from 1978-80 before returning to the University of Colorado for a pediatric infectious disease fellowship, completed in 1983. In 2004, Dr. Wiesenthal earned a master’s degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

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