Our Team

Our talented team members, and a lot of teamwork, make it all happen at Influents Innovations. Our Research Scientists have decades of experience and translate their deep knowledge into ideas for life-changing products. Our Product Engineers, Instructional Specialists, Media Team and Design Team take those ideas and make them reality. Our Business Development Team gets the products to our customers. And our Administrative Staff keeps the ship afloat!

Leadership Team

David R. Smith, PH.D.

CEO, Research Scientist

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David R. Smith, PH.D.

CEO, RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Administration

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Digital health
  • Innovation
  • Voice-first interfaces
  • STEM education and data literacy

Dr. Smith is a cognitive scientist with over 20 years experience as a strategist working at the intersection of technology, human behavior, and business innovation at Fortune 50 companies, small businesses, and research institutions. During his career, he has held senior leadership roles in research and development, design, marketing, and IT and has served in the Innovation Corps program at NIH.

Linda Jackson Ed, D.

Business Development Director

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Linda Jackson Ed, D.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Administration

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Online learning
  • Program development
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Linda earned her bachelors degree in Management, a masters in Teaching, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Her applied research project was about lowering the failure rate of online courses. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband three children.

Ramona McCoy

IT Manager
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Ramona McCoy

IT MANAGER

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • IT administration
  • Website development
  • Graphic design
  • Video production

Dawnetta Rios

Human Resources Director

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Dawnetta Rios

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Recruitment
  • Employee relations
  • Labor laws and compliance
  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

Mary Susan Weldon, PH.D.

Brand Management & Design

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Mary Susan Weldon, PH.D.

BRAND MANAGEMENT & DESIGN

Administration

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Information graphics, charts & graphs
  • Marketing and promotional collateral
  • Cognitive psychology

I combine my training in visual design and cognitive psychology to create communications that integrate conceptual depth and visual appeal. My experience as a research scientist ensures that scientific integrity is retained in visual representations that support effective and accessible communication across diverse communities.

Corporate Staff

Sarah Anderson

Executice Assistant

Josh Burt

System Administrator

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Josh Burt

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

Expertise and Professional Interests

  • MySQL, MSSQL and database administration
  • Windows and Linux server administration
  • Network software and services administration

Josh is interested in helping projects succeed.

Katie Clawson

Grants Administration

Heather Crook

Digital Health Portfolio Manager

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Heather Crook

DIGITAL HEALTH PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Product commercialization
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • CRM management
  • Marketing strategies and promotion
  • Healthcare systems

Heather has worked for large healthcare systems implementing successful business development strategies increasing volume and revenue. With over 15 years in the healthcare field, she brings insights, knowledge and a strong passion toward innovative ways to improve patient health outcomes. She obtained her B.S. in Public Health at OSU and is currently obtaining her Master’s in Healthcare Administration at CSU. Heather has a big heart for volunteerism and actively sits on boards and committees focusing on homelessness, youth substance abuse, human trafficking, cancer awareness and prevention, and equitable access to care.

Lindsey Greenwaldt

Administrative Assistant

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Lindsey Greenwaldt

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Positive psychology
  • Digital mental health
  • Child development
  • Dissemination and implementation
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Creative & technical writing

Tom Jacobs

Video Producer

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Tom Jacobs

VIDEO PRODUCER

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Video and multimedia production
  • Photography
  • Script writing

Megan Juenemann

Administrative Assistant

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Megan Juenemann

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Software licensing
  • Wireless solutions
  • Administrative support

Susan D. Long

Administrative Assistant

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Susan D. Long

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Expertise and Professional Interests

  • Grants administration
  • Project coordination

Kathryn Madden

IRB Administrator

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Kathryn Madden

IRB ADMINISTRATOR

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Human subjects compliance
  • Clinical trial reporting

Alex Marquez

Media Producer

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Alex Marquez

MEDIA PRODUCER

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Video and multimedia production
  • Cinematography
  • Content development and script writing

Alex has been working in video, film and multimedia production since 2004. He has extensive experience in the entire production process, from content development and writing, to on-set directing and cinematography, to editing and post-production.

Oscar Navas-Ruano

Marketing Specialist & Animator
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Oscar Navas-Ruano

MARKETING SPECIALIST & ANIMATOR

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • 3D animation

Aimee Shelton

Visual Designer
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Aimee Shelton

VISUAL DESIGNER

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Clothing design & construction

Amy Wells

Grants Administrator

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Amy Wells

GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Administration
  • Grants management

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