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  • BOARD OF ADVISORS

    “We believe in challenging the boundaries of traditional education and in liberating

    the innate greatness in people.”

  • BOARD OF ADVISORS

    The Bryan University esteemed Board of Advisors guides the design and development of our program offerings. Comprised of the field’s leading experts, 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 top

    career opportunities.

  • Ronald E. Bachman has been at the center of U.S. healthcare transformation, advancing consumer-based

    solutions to lower the number of uninsureds, improve mental health coverage, develop the concept of consumer-

    centric Medicare and Medicaid, and advance employer introductions of healthcare consumerism. Over the years,

    Mr. Bachman has consulted with various government agencies on national health issues and legislative

    and regulatory proposals. He has worked on special projects with the Center for Health Transformation

    (CHT) and Speaker Gingrich on health policy issues and market transformation ideas. He also worked

    closely with the Bush White House and Treasury on the language and principles of the 2002 Health

    Reimbursement Arrangement guidelines, and through CHT to provide policy input on Health Savings

    Accounts. Working across the political aisle, Ron has worked with the Carter Center, Senator Kennedy,

    and Senator Wellstone on mental health issues. He has testified in over 30 states and before Congress in

    support of mental health parity.

    Formerly, Mr. Bachman was a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he consulted to a

    broad range of clients including employers, HMOs, hospitals, physicians, indemnity carriers, BlueCross/

    BlueShield plans, and State and Federal Agency clients.

    As an actuary, he has extensive experience in healthcare strategy for payers, providers, and employers. He

    has served as a designated expert on actuarial issues to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,

    the Congressional Budget Office, the Department of Labor, the National Institute of Mental Health, the

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and several members of Congress.

    Currently, he is the President and CEO of Healthcare Visions, a thought leadership firm dedicated to advancing

    ideas and policy initiatives that are impacting the U.S. health care market. Mr. Bachman is also a Senior Fellow

    of the Center for Health Transformation, the National center for Policy Analysis, the Wye River Group

    on Health, and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

    Ronald E. Bachman FSA, MAAA President & CEO, Healthcare Visions Inc. Former Principal/Sr. Partner, Healthcare, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

  • Mark Blatt, MD Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation Health Informatics Board Member, Bryan University

    Dr. Blatt joined Intel’s New Business Group in the summer of 2000. He is currently Worldwide Medical

    Director in the Sales and Marketing Group. In this role, he is concentrating on how HIT infrastructure

    can enable providers to deliver cost-effective, quality care to a wide cohort of citizens. He has a particular

    interest in Mobile Point-of-Care, Cloud Computing, Security, and Care Delivery reform.

    Prior to this, Dr. Blatt served for three years as Manager for Worldwide Healthcare Strategies in the Sales

    and Marketing Group. During this time, he played a key role in formulating Intel’s Integrated Digital

    Hospital vision. This vision has gained significant momentum and mindshare with Intel’s healthcare

    customers, fellow travelers, and industry thought leaders worldwide.

    From 2005-2007, he was the Director for Global Healthcare Strategies in the Digital Health Group.

    During this time, he helped design Intel’s Payor and Pharma strategy and worked with the team that

    brought Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) computing platform to market. Dr. Blatt received the

    Intel Achievement Award, Intel’s highest honor, in 2007 for the MCA design.

    During 2008-2009, in the area of care delivery reform, Dr. Blatt worked with an Intel-developed Personal

    Health IT system designed to assist with care delivery outside the hospital. Dr. Blatt has worked with care

    delivery systems in many countries including the UK, China, Mexico, Australia and the USA to enable

    cost-effective, sustainable systems that will allow clinicians to provide “virtual care” to patients in settings

    as diverse as rural remote clinics or the patient’s home.

    Prior to joining Intel, he was the managing partner of a five-provider group in Family Practice. He

    practiced family medicine for 15 years before returning to Yale University to earn his MBA (2000) in

    finance. Dr. Blatt earned his medical doctorate at Albany Medical College of Union University (1979).

    He completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Connecticut (1982). He then served two

    years as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service before starting private practice. He has

    also worked on a variety of health-related Internet business efforts including an early platform in 2001 to

    deliver home-based medical care.

    He is a member of the IEEE Medical Technology Policy Committee and the American Telemedicine

    Association, and a board member for the Center for Improving Medication Management. He is a lifetime

    member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Board of Family

    Practice (1982-2010).

  • Mr. Cohen has more than 30 years of management, legal, corporate executive and general counsel

    experience. He has served as General Counsel at Ohio Power and Columbus Southern Power Companies,

    Senior Director of Corporate Legal Markets and Strategic Alliances/Licensing at Lexis-Nexis, Vice

    President at Lexford Residential Trust, Deputy Law Director for the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and Assistant

    Law Director for the City of Akron. Mr. Cohen has also served as Senior Vice President and managing

    director of Legal Services for a large legal services organization focusing on complex litigation matters

    and bankruptcies, and served as COO of Integrex Professional Claims Services where he was responsible

    for operations, IT, sales, and marketing. Currently, he leads RenewData’s external activities and client

    advisory service functions.

    Mr. Cohen also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Trustifi Corporation, a provider of digital content

    authentication solutions, and has served as the President of the American Corporate Counsel Association

    in Ohio, Editor-in-Chief of the Electricity Journal, and former Editor of the Energy Information Bulletin.

    His prestigious memberships include the American and Ohio State Bar Associations, the ABA Class

    Actions/Derivative Suits Subcommittee, the Corporate Counsel Advisory Board for The Metropolitan

    Corporate Counsel, former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Coordinating Group on Energy

    Law and the Ohio Electric Utility Legal Committee, and a former Co-chair of the American Bankruptcy

    Institute’s Mass Torts Subcommittee. Mr. Cohen is a recipient of the Distinguished Legal Service Award

    conferred by Corporate Legal Times.

    Mr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a juris doctor

    from the University of Akron School of Law.

    Richard Cohen Vice Chairman, RenewData E-Discovery Board Member, Bryan University

  • Scott M. Cohen Director of E-Discovery Support Services, Winston & Strawn LLP E-Discovery Board Member & Professor, Bryan University

    Throughout his career, Scott Cohen has worked in a consultative capacity with law firms and corporate

    legal departments enabling them to effectively leverage technology in all legal practice areas. With a

    focus on electronic discovery, records management, and litigation readiness, he advises firm lawyers and

    clients on a wide variety of technical issues relating to discovery in complex litigation. Prior to joining

    Winston & Strawn, Mr. Cohen was the Practice Support Director for Proskauer Rose LLP, where he was

    responsible for the development and operation of the firm’s practice support department. Mr. Cohen also

    served as the Director of Information Technology for MetLife, where he was responsible for providing

    general technology and litigation support services to the corporation’s large and geographically dispersed

    legal, records and internal audit departments.

    As the Director of E-Discovery Support Services at Winston & Strawn LLP, Mr. Cohen is responsible for

    all aspects of the firm’s litigation support technology, electronic discovery operations, and document review

    center management. He is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of topics ranging from electronic

    discovery best practices and legal cost control, to leadership development, performance management, and

    staff mentoring in legal organizations.

    Mr. Cohen is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group