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Staff and Faculty Spotlight

Bryan University
September 28, 2012

Robert Ashby, Academic Assistant

My name is Robert Ashby. I am recently a graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I strive to be the best in all that I do and I am focused on providing students with the highest quality of successful learning.  Working for Bryan University has provided me with a unique opportunity in the educational sector; it allows me to directly work with students utilizing the skills that I have learned throughout my educational training and experience.

I believe that providing an individual with knowledge inspires them to grow in profound ways. In addition to knowledge, I believe that having a strong body enhances many endeavors that the mind wants to achieve. This in itself creates a cycle of the strong body and strong mind.

I enjoy exercise, capoeira, learning, languages and travel. These endeavors have given me different perspectives of students from all parts of the world and provided me with irreplaceable knowledge.

Donna Estabrook, Health Information Management and Coding Program Director

Ms. Estabrook has over 20 years experience in the Heath Information Management industry.  She received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in 1991 from Phoenix College. The focus of her career has been in college health at Arizona State University where, in 2004, she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She is presently attending ASU, working on a master’s degree in ethics with a focus on leadership and management.

She began her career as a medical record supervisor at ASU Health Services and retired in June 2012 as the Associate Director of Operations.  She credits her success to working in a profession of qualified individuals who provided support and networking opportunities throughout her career.

Believing in philanthropy and paying it forward, Donna volunteered her time with the Arizona Health Information Management Association (AzHIMA) in many roles. Those roles included: serving as a member on the Awards and Scholarship Membership and Convention committees; Chair of the AzHIMA State Convention; and, AzHIMA Board of Director positions, including Alternate Delegate, Delegate, Director, President-Elect, President and Past-President. She has received several awards from AzHIMA, including Distinguished Member and Lifetime Achievement.

In her spare time, Donna spends time with her family, including three grandchildren and her 4 “four-legged” children (three rescue dogs and one rescue horse). As you can see, she is an avid animal lover. One of her goals is to live in Colorado and have several acres of land where she can open a no-kill rescue shelter for both dogs and horses!

When asked why Donna retired from ASU and came to work for Bryan University she stated, “That is an easy question to answer. When I learned about the Health Information Management and Coding (HIMC) program and the dedicated staff at Bryan University, it was an easy decision to retire from ASU and become the HIMC Program Director. I was very impressed with the core vision of Bryan University: challenging the boundaries of traditional education and liberating the innate greatness of people. This belief in student success and willingness to go above and beyond to assist students in achieving their career goals was a vision I would be proud to be associated with.”

 Jonathan Young, Advanced Health and Fitness Program Coordinator

Jonathan grew up near Niagara Falls, Canada, and has a wide diversity of competitive sports experience.  He’s medaled in gymnastics, baseball, badminton, tennis, volleyball, indoor/outdoor track & field, marathons, 5 & 10K runs, swimming, water polo, and judo.  With his background in gymnastics he competed in NCAA Division I cheerleading for the University of Hawaii.

Additional to his activities Jonathan loves the outdoors and has a passion for wilderness survival and primitive living skills.  He has been a Professional Outdoor Expedition Guide for several at-risk youth programs, taught Recreation Management courses, and been a Camp Director for the YMCA.

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