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When you study at Bryan University, you get a unique opportunity to learn from the true leaders and visionaries in your industry. That’s because we’re committed to recruiting only the industry’s top experts to our faculty, so you can learn from working professionals and thought leaders who are at the top of their game—and who can show you exactly how to reach your potential, too.

Ian Duncan
Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, MAAA
Vice President, Clinical Outcomes & Analytics, Walgreen Co. 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 currently serves as Vice President of Clinical Outcomes (Research) at the Walgreen Company in Chicago. Academically, Mr. Duncan serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Georgetown University where he is leading a multi-year project to evaluate the financial outcomes of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform, and he 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 peerreviewed 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.

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Cris V. Ewell, Ph.D.
Chief Information Security Officer, Seattle Children’sHealth Informatics Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Dr. Ewell is the Chief Information Security Officer at Seattle Children’s, a $1.26 billion not-for-profit pediatric hospital, academic medical center, and research institute. Supporting children and families across Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, Seattle Children’s has an academic relationship with the University of Washington’s School of Medicine and provides advanced cancer treatments through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. As the senior leader in the Information Security program, Dr. Ewell has full strategic and operational oversight for building and managing the security framework, teams, programs, and policies to decrease exposure, drive awareness, and minimize risk for the organization. Along with Seattle Children’s, he has worked with several other organizations to help them implement risk management practices to address information security risks and to promote meaningful dialogue about the information security program with executive management and board members. Prior to joining Seattle Children’s, he served as the Director of Information Security Operations at the University of Washington, Chief Security Officer for PEMCO Corporation, and Chief Technology Officer for Breakwater Security. Dr. Ewell is a Certified Information Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, and is a member of IEEE, ACM, AHIMA, and several local information security organizations. Dr. Ewell also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Norwich University, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Washington. His current research areas include information security risk management and intrusion detection. Dr. Ewell has a bachelor’s and master’s in Information Technology and a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security.

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Steven R. Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, CHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, MZI Healthcare Vice President of Medical Affairs, MedCurrent Corporation Health Informatics Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

Dr. Steven R. Gerst is Vice President of Medical Affairs for MedCurrent Corporation, one of the leading clinical decision software companies in the nation. He began his career as a Senior Consultant for what is now Premier, Inc., serving 2,400 hospitals nationally. He currently consults 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. Prior to joining MedCurrent, 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. Prior to that, Dr. Gerst was 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 recently 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.

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Kari Holloway, MBA
Vice President, Business Strategy and Development, McKesson Corporation 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 Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development with McKesson. In this role, Ms. Holloway is 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 held leadership positions at McKesson and 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 is also a Ph.D. candidate 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
Carl Erwin Johnson, MD, MEd, MSc, FAAP
Physician Executive Cerner Lighthouse, Cerner Corporation Senior Advisor to the Department of Health Informatics & Professor, Bryan University

Dr. Carl Erwin Johnson serves as a 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.

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