Expert in Residence

The Bates Center is excited to announce the expansion of their Expert in Residence program with the  appointment of Mohan Nair as our first ever Expert in Residence - Health Care. 
Brie Bridegum PierznikX/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett.... Brie Bridegum Pierznik
X/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Wondering what legal issues you should consider when exploring ideas? Do you need to form a business entity? Thinking about law school? Meet our Expert in Residence, Brie Bridegum Pierznik.  Brie is an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP and an active member of the firm’s start-up and emerging companies practice. Office hours will be available via Zoom about four times per semester. She will meet individually with students on topics such as the legal issues facing startups and the transition from student to professional.In the fall of 2020 Expert in Residence Hours are available in 20 minute increments during the following dates: 

  • September 11th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
  • October 9th from 10:00am - 11:00am 
  • October 29th from 10:00am - 11:00am
  • November 18th from 2:00pm  - 3:00pm

Sign up using Google Appointment slots on Catarina Hunter’s calendar here. She will confirm your appointment and send you a zoom link to the meeting. 

Disclaimer: Expert in Residence office hours are meant as an issue spotting exercise, to tell you predicted course and next steps—lay out entity formation options, explain issues to consider, warn about land mines, etc. This is free advice and since our students are not clients of Stoel Rives, there should be no belief of, or claim of reliance on, a lawyer/client relationship.



Mohan Nair, our first Expert in Residence - Health Care, is the SVP/Chief Innovation Officer of Cambia Health Solutions, a $9.8B Mohan Nair Mohan Nair Credit: Kimberli Ransom Photography health care concern. Mohan understands the landscape, technology, barriers, opportunities and equity considerations in health care research, delivery and access networks. Ask questions, test ideas, or just listen/learn.

Interested in innovation in healthcare and beyond? Converse with SVP/Chief Innovation Officer of Cambia Health Solutions about what it takes to transform healthcare from an institutional focused business model to a person focused and financially sustainable system.

As Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions, Mohan leads a team that engages leaders in innovation, accelerates process from problem to solution, and creates new purpose-driven products, services, businesses and experiences. He is a high-tech entrepreneur, computer scientist, author, strategy consultant and healthcare leader.

Born and raised in Singapore, Mohan watched how nations transform. It shaped how he strives to create lasting business transformation, which includes every employee personally finding “true north” in cause through their own transformation.

Cambia Health is a nonprofit total health solutions company that provides a wide range of products and services, including health care information technology and software development, retail health care, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, consumer engagement, and wellness.

Mohan authored three books in the field of transformation and for 10 years taught at the Kellogg School of Management. An experienced entrepreneur with two startups under his belt, Mohan has set his sights on healthcare transformation.

As a former Singaporean TV talk show host, musician with 20 music copyrighted songs to his name, TEDx speaker, and the first healthcare executive to audition and lose at America’s Got Talent, he hopes to inspire others with courage and teach all to enjoy innovation.

Office hours will be available about three times per semester. He will meet via zoom on the below dates with students who sign up ahead of time to receive the link. These sessions are group sessions, not individual sessions. 

Expert in Residence Hours are available during the following dates:

  • October 27, 2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  • November 12, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
  • December 9, 2020 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

To join our Expert in Residence sessions with Mohan Nair please fill out this form. You will get a confirmation email from the Bates Center with a Zoom link.

Disclaimer: Expert in Residence office hours are meant as an exploratory exercise, to converse about health care landscape, considerations, opportunities and problem solving. This is a free service and since our students are not clients of Mohan Nair, Cambia or any of their affiliated entities, speaking to or listening to him does not rise to a claim, belief, or reliance upon information he imparts.