Corporate Staff

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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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.

Dawnetta Rios

Chief Operating Officer

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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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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.

Ramona McCoy

IT Manager

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Expertise & Professional Interests
  • IT administration
  • Website development
  • Graphic design
  • Video production

Corporate Staff

Sarah Anderson

Executive Assistant

Josh Burt

System Administrator

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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

Lindsey Greenwaldt

Administrative Coordinator

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

Andrew Guess

Systems Administrator

Tom Jacobs

Video Producer

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Expertise & Professional Interests
  • Video and multimedia production
  • Photography
  • Script writing

Gary Lamoin

Accounting Clerk

Mercedes Langford

Human Resources Generalist

Susan D. Long

Administrative Assistant & Accounting Clerk

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Expertise and Professional Interests
  • Grants administration
  • Project coordination

Kathryn Madden

Marketing Communications Specialist

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Expertise & Professional Interests
  • Human subjects compliance
  • Clinical trial reporting

Alex Marquez

Media Producer

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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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Expertise & Professional Interests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • 3D animation

Aimee Shelton

Visual Designer

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Expertise & Professional Interests
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Clothing design & construction