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.
Mary Bynum, DHA, RN, CCM
Associate Director of Performance, Excellence and Accountability, United Health Group
Professor of Health Policy, Ohio 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, JD
Director of E-Discovery & Litigation , Dentons Law Firm, Kansas City, MO
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, JD
Director of Litigation Support, Strook, Strook, & Lavan, LLP , New York City, NY
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, MPH, MBA
Public Health Analyst, U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
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.
Richard Mutyabule, MD
Physician Scientist/Project Coordinator Reproductive Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Richard Mutyabule is an accomplished Clinical Study Physician with in depth knowledge in Global Clinical Trials and cutting-edge therapeutics. He attained his Primary Medical degree from Uganda. He completed his fellowship in Oncology and Immunology in the United Kingdom. He is a beneficiary of the Skilled Careers in Life Sciences grant through the Boston University School of Medicine and has special interests in Cardiovascular medicine, Onco-immunology, Cancer therapeutics and Pharmacovigilance.
He brings his wealth of knowledge in Clinical medicine to areas of Global health, Health policy and Infectious diseases.
Kim Myers, BA
Sr. Paralegal, Merck & Co., New Jersey
Kim is a Senior Paralegal Legal in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department at Merck & Co., Inc. in New Jersey. She has over 10 years’ experience in IP Litigation and extensive hands on experience managing discovery requests, document reviews and productions for major Hatch-Waxman litigations.
While handling Merck’s high profile cases, she works closely with various teams of project managers, outside counsels, e-discovery vendors, and technical service professionals who provide support to her large scale ANDA suits and litigations internationally and domestically. She takes on a supervisory role to her cases by developing teams that are detailed oriented and highly values the implementation of thorough quality control, efficiency and cost savings.
Kim has also taken on a consultative approach with various acquisitions to ensure all IP is preserved, maintained and integrated into the universal Merck environment. She has worked with numerous departments to establish SOP’s to comply with company issued legal holds, the preservation of ESI and non-ESI data corpuses.
Kim earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University with high honors and her paralegal degree from Berkeley College. Kim also serves on the Advisory Board for the Litigation and E-Discovery Paralegal Studies program at Bryan University. She is also actively involved in Merck’s pro-bono programs covering fields such as bankruptcy, UVisa applications, StreetLaw and Veterans’ services to name a few.
Sheryl Richard, PhD, MA, PMP
Contributing Faculty/Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Walden University, School of Health Services
Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Management, Herzing University
Dr. Richard “lives teaching” with wide experience in higher education. Dr. Richard serves as Contributing Faculty/Dissertation Committee Mentor (Supervisory Committee Member) for Walden University’s PhD Health Services/Dr. Healthcare Administration program. Dr. Richard also fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University’s Online Healthcare Management program, teaching various undergraduate courses. In this capacity, she has conducted course evaluation and course development.
In addition, Dr. Richard is a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of related industry experience, particularly IT projects on federal contracts (nuclear waste storage) and local government (county.) She has worked for more than 15 years in the health and wellness arena, the field in which she currently performs as a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach and Coach Concierge with functions including mentoring, facilitating, and training.
Dr. Richard earned her PhD – Health Services: Community Health from Walden University; Master in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix; and Bachelor in Business Administration/Management Information Systems (BSBA/MIS) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests include healthcare delivery/systems, whole-person health and well-being, physical activity, coaching/mentoring, education, single mothers, vulnerable populations, health disparities, preventable chronic disease, culture, encouragement, self-acceptance, socio-economics, as well as qualitative research and methodology.
Dr. Richard’s passion is encouraging people to be, do, live, and give their best. Likewise, she is passionate about educating through engaging and challenging individuals in taking charge of their education and overall well-being.
Jeffrey Smoot, D.C.Sc, MBA, BIT, CSM
Founder and Chief Scientist, Interactive Healthcare Designs
Dr. Jeffrey Smoot has a Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Computer Science.
He has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1988 for major healthcare systems in the United States. With extensive knowledge in Biomedical Technology, PACS Administration, Cardiovascular Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare IT, he has performed doctoral research on the reduction of Noscomial infections in hospital through touchless interfaces.
His main interest of research is in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Healthcare Cardiology, he has been the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society Annual Convention, Colorado Technical University Alumni Board member.
Currently he is a Professor at Trident University International in Healthcare Informatics and Business Systems Analyst Lead for Cardiology at major Healthcare System. Dr. Smoot is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, which develops innovative technologies for healthcare in the space of Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality and Human Computer Interaction.
Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA
HIM Director, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS)
Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA – is a health information management (HIM) professional with over 30 years of healthcare experience in healthcare consulting, revenue cycle operations, electronic health record (EHR) applications, document management, and project management. Manny has served in administrative, interim management, and consulting capacities within large academic and urban hospitals. His experience in the healthcare industry has focused on improving operational and financial performance in a variety of healthcare settings. Manny is the HIM Director for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ron Teagarden, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Valor Global
Ron brings over 20 years of technology, business and relationship management experience in executing his role as the Chief Operating officer for Valor Global. Valor provides IT managed services and contact center solutions to businesses of all sizes. Ron has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and he has held several industry certifications from Microsoft, and HP. He blends his technology and his business background to deliver complex IT solutions that resolve business problems. In addition to contributing in various ways to Valor Global’s leadership team, Ron has lead and managed a wide range of business groups and units including IT, HR, Operations, and he has also made significant contributions to Sales, and Marketing.
Michael Quartaro, BA., CEDS
Director of Litigation Support, Strook, Strook, & Lavan, LLP , New York City, NY
Mike is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He is the author of “Project Management in Electronic Discovery” (2016 eDiscoveryPM.com), the only book to merge project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery.
He is a teacher, a project management professional, and technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the legal services industry. He has worked in legal technology and litigation at large law firms, including at Skadden Arps, managing large litigation and complex technology projects involving forensics and electronic discovery.
At Stroock, he 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 part of the Firm’s administrative team, he oversees 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 a member of the Firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance 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 the ACEDS liaison member to the Advisory Committee of the EDRM. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, e-discovery and litigation support.
Corrinne Viola, JD
Associate Attorney, Gurstel Law Firm, Scottsdale, AZ
Cori received two Bachelor degrees, Political Science and Government, and Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2013, where she was a National Collegiate Scholar, a member of the KU Honors Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, a Political Science Honors Society.
She went on to earn her juris doctorate degree in 2016 from the University of Kansas Law School, receiving her juris doctorate in 2016. While there she served as president of the 3 L class, and was a member of the Environmental Law Society, Animal Defense League and Vice President of the Law Students for Women’s Reproductive Justice.
Cori is a registered attorney in Arizona, and currently works as an associate attorney for the Gurstel Law firm in Scottsdale, AZ.Back to Top