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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.
Jeffrey Smoot
Jeffrey Smoot, D.C.Sc, MBA, BIT, CSM

Founder and Chief Scientist, Interactive Healthcare Designs
Advisory Member, Bryan University

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
Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA

HIM Director, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS)
Advisory Member, Bryan University

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
Ron Teagarden, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Valor Global
Advisory Member, Bryan University

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.

Corrinne Viola
Corrinne Viola, JD

Associate Attorney, Gurstel Law Firm, Scottsdale, AZ
Advisory Member, Bryan University

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.

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