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Our esteemed Board of Advisors guides the design and development of all programs at Bryan University. Comprised of 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 job opportunities in their chosen careers.
Haruna I. Adamu
Haruna I. Adamu, PhD, MPH, MBBS

Technical Officer/Tuberculosis Specialist/National Professional Officer, World Health Organization, Nigeria
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Adamu is a public health physician, an epidemiologist and a global health specialist with a 25-year track record of successful leadership in public health practice at both national and international levels. Dr. Adamu has spent 18 years of his career with the World Health Organization (WHO) serving in various capacities at sub-national, national, regional and international levels, where he has led critical projects, including the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Disease Surveillance, and Disease Prevention and Control. In his roles at WHO, Dr. Adamu has collaborated and worked on public health programs in over 10 countries in Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Currently, Dr Adamu serves as a technical adviser on Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control to Ministries of Health (MOH) in 6 States of North-Eastern Nigeria with a combined population of 25 million people. In this capacity, Dr. Adamu has also acquired vast experience in health emergencies, and especially those related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps or in host communities.

Dr. Adamu earned his PhD – Public Health: Epidemiology from Walden University in the U.S.A.; Master of Public Health (MPH) from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom; sponsored the British Chevening Scholarship – a competitive, prestigious fellowship scholarship awarded to distinguished professionals; and Bachelor’s of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. His research interests include tuberculosis prevention and control in both adults and children, partnerships, neonatal tetanus epidemiology, HIV/AIDS prevention, control, treatment and health emergencies.

Dr. Adamu is an active member of several professional bodies, including American Public Health Association (APHA), Walden Alumni Association, Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (RSTMH), British Chevening Scholars Alumni Association, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD), Internal AIDS Society (IAS), Stop TB Partnership, National Geographic Society and Nigeria Medical Association.

Mary Bynum
Mary Bynum, DHA, RN, CCM

Associate Director of Performance, Excellence and Accountability, United Health Group
Professor of Health Policy, Ohio University
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Mary Bynum possesses a Bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University as well. In 2015, she obtained a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a certified case manager with the Commission of Case Management.

Dr. Bynum has an extensive background in leadership, education, administration, and public policy. She is a professor at Ohio University and Columbia Southern University. In addition, she is a senior project manager on the performance, excellence, and accountability team for United HealthCare. In 2011, Mary was governor appointed to serve as the health care policy analyst for the state of Ohio under the direction of governor Kaisch.

Dr. Bynum is extremely compassionate about serving vulnerable populations. Her countless years of volunteerism is reflections of her commitment to serving individuals that are in need. She is a board member of the Franklin County Children Service Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) whose objective is to ensure children and families who have triumphed over major life challenges are recognized and supported.

Dr. Bynum has severed as a Committee Member for the Ohio Statewide Health Disparities Collaborative, the Human Trafficking Taskforce, and the Ohio HIV Steering Committee. As a National Healthcare Speaker and mother of two boys (London and Roman) Dr. Bynum’s motto is “The best legacy we leave is not for our children, but in our children” Debra Roberts.

Steven Clark
Steven Clark, JD

Director of E-Discovery & Litigation , Dentons Law Firm, Kansas City, MO
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Steve received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1996.

Steve is an E-Discovery and Litigation Support professional with extensive experience advising case teams and clients on best practices, educating and guiding them through the complex electronic discovery process, creating and managing sensible and cost-effective solutions to meet their needs, as well as implementing sound procedures and policies to ensure that they receive consistent and high-quality results.

Steve is currently the Director of E-Discovery & Litigation Support at Dentons Law Firm, Kansas City, MO., the world's largest law firm representing client's globally. Previously he served as the Director of Litigation Support at Lathrop & Gage. In both positions, Steve has designed and implemented departmental service offerings relating to information and data management, litigation technology, E-Discovery, and other Litigation Support functions.

Steve has a history of building professional and client service teams around the core principles of service, project management, accountability, and common sense.
He is passionate about and promotes education and thought on process and project management throughout the industry and frequently speak or present on issues across the EDRM spectrum.

Lesa Engle
Lesa Engle, JD

Director of Litigation Support, Strook, Strook, & Lavan, LLP , New York City, NY
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Lesa Engle is a licensed attorney in Arizona. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University in 2007, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2005.

Lesa is the Assistant Managing Attorney for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Legal Services Office. She currently maintains a caseload of Guardian ad Litem appointments in Dependency, Mental Health, and Civil Family cases. Lesa enjoys working with people, and helping underrepresented populations navigate the legal system. She spent almost five years with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender representing indigent clients charged with felony offenses.

In her free time, Lesa enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and live music.

Gary Gant
Gary Gant, MPH, MBA

Public Health Analyst, U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Advisory Member, Bryan University

A Community-Oriented Public Health practitioner by training, Gary is currently a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations in Region 10, which is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Gary is currently the HRSA regional lead for rural health, chronic disease, community engagement and tribal health.

Prior to joining HRSA, Gary was an Executive Officer for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System where he served as the Privacy and Freedom of Information Act Officer. Gary has also worked in various consulting and advisory positions in public health; he was the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Health’s Immunization Program and has worked as a Health Policy Analyst for several public health organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Gary has an M.P.H in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington and a M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Gary has received various public health fellowships, including the Quentin Burdick Fellowship in Rural Health and the Tobacco Scholars Career Development Fellowship, and received the HRSA Administrator’s Special Citation Award in 2015 and 2016 for outstanding performance.

William F. Hamilton

Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
Provost, Vice Chancellor, Dean of Legal Services, Department of E-Discovery, 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 the LexisNexis Practice Guide Florida E-Discovery and Evidence. He 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.

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