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Renay Smith, MBA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CRNI, AAS '08

Oncology Comprehensive Treatment Unit Nurse Practitioner

University of Miami

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Renay Smith earned her AAS in Nursing at Broward College. She then continued her education at Florida Atlantic University where she earned a B.S. in Nursing and an MBA. She also earned an M.S. in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Chamberlain University. She is an Oncology Comprehensive Treatment Unit Nurse Practitioner at the University of Miami. She is also a Nursing Instructor at FVI School of Nursing and Technology and a Registered Nurse IV – Outpatient Infusion at Memorial Healthcare System. Renay has 14 years of nursing experience in emergency room, urgent care, outpatient and administrative/ leadership.

Eleazar Soriano

Graphic Designer

Entrepreur

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"After completing studies at Broward College with an Associates of Arts Degree in Graphic Design, he became involved with comic figures, where he is followed by thousands of artists all over the world. "

Rhonda Stephens

Controller

International Aviation Company in Fort Lauderdale

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Rhonda Stephens earned an A.A. degree with a concentration in Accounting at BC. She then earned a B.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and a M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. She is now pursuing a D.B.A. in Strategic Management at Liberty University. She is the Controller of an International Aviation Company in Fort Lauderdale that provides repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of turbine engines and aircraft. Her role is to oversee the accounting for their locations in Florida, Singapore, and Ireland. Rhonda is also the Founder of Hope for Humanity Worldwide, Inc. which is a non-profit organization that provides free medical, dental, and vision care and relief items to underserved populations. Prior to the pandemic they travelled and provided aid in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, Dominica, and the Bahamas.

Sergey Sterlyadev

Investment Banking Analyst

Greenhill & Co.

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Sergey Sterlyadev earned his A.A. at BC and his B.A. in Economics at Brown University. He is an Investment Banking Analyst at Greenhill & Co. Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. In 2016, during his time at BC, Sergey was one of the 75 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year baccalaureate institutions in the country.

Shannon Stewart, MSITM, ITIL

Corporate IT Support Manager

Modernizing Medicine

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Shannon Stewart earned his A.A. at BC and continued his education at Florida Atlantic University where he earned a B.B.A. and a M.S. in Information Technology and Management. He is now earning an Executive Doctor of Business Administration in Information Security at St. Thomas University. Shannon is the Corporate IT Support Manager at Modernizing Medicine. Alongside working at Modernizing Medicine, he is also the Principal at Profit Momentum Group, LLC and a Cybersecurity Associate Fellow at Americas Institute for Cybersecurity Leadership. He is a seasoned management professional that specializes in process improvement, lean operations, business strategy and team building.

Nerissa Street

Futurist, Founder & Award Winning Educator

BlackWomenPodcasting.com

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Nerissa got her start at BC and then continued her education at Nova Southeastern University were she earned her bachelor's in Theatre. She is an award-winning, paradigm shifting work has been presented across the world. She has presented for TED and SXSW and other highly acclaimed organizations. She helps passionate men and women amplify their voice for community change.