Faculty Profile

Mary Bynum, DHA, MA, RN, CCM, CHC

Department Chair, Health Programs and Program Chair, Healthcare Management



Dr. Mary Bynum is a higher education leader and healthcare industry expert with experience in both the public and private sectors. Her collection of health interests include disease prevention, vulnerable populations, health disparities, health policy, and social determinants of health. She also has an extensive background in operational excellence, project management, regulatory adherence and healthcare policy.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University, and a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Dr. Bynum is a registered nurse and hold certifications in both health coaching and case management. She is a distinguished national speaker, former marathon runner, and wellness enthusiast. Dr. Bynum is the recipient of numerous awards including the Stephan Shank Award for Teaching Excellence.  She is also a member of several community and professional organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Bynum is on the Board of Directors for PrimaryOne Health, the founder of the Legacy Wellness Group LLC.


University of Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona)
Doctor of Health Administration
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Arts, Public Policy and Management
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Expiration Date: 2025
Certified Case Manager (CCM), Commission for Case Manager, Expiration Date: 2023
Health Coach, The Department of Public Health Education of University of North Carolina


Registered Nurse (RN), State of Ohio Nursing Board, Expiration Date: 2023

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Department Chair, Health Programs, and Program Chair, Healthcare Management
2019 - 2020
Franklin University, Chair, Healthcare Division, Community Engagement
2019 - 2019
Franklin University, Department Chair, Healthcare Programs; Program Chair, Healthcare Management; Lead Faculty, Public Administration
2018 - 2019
Franklin University, Program Chair, Healthcare Management
2013 - 2018
United Healthcare, Associate Director Health Plan Performance, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011 - 2013
Ohio Department of Medicaid, Healthcare Policy Administrator, Columbus, Ohio
2011 - 2011
Quantum Health, Health Coordinator
2008 - 2011
Manager of Utilization Review, Buckeye Community Health Plan, Columbus, Ohio
2007 - 2008
American Health Holding, Disease Management Supervisor, Worthington, Ohio
2004 - 2008
The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program, Seasonal Nurse Supervisor, Columbus, Ohio
2004 - 2007
HCR -Manorcare, Regional Nurse Care Manager, Westerville, Ohio
2002 - 2008
MaryHaven, Contingent Adolescent Rehabilitation Nurse, Columbus, Ohio
2002 - 2004
Comp-Management, Nurse Case Manager, Worthington, Ohio
2000 - 2002
Health Management Solutions, Nurse Case Manager, Westerville, Ohio
1997 - 2000
The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program, Seasonal Student Nurse

Publications & Presentations

Bynum, M., & Bynum DHA, MA, RN, CCM, CHC, M. (2022, Feb. 10). A Model of Wellness for the Resilient. Well Coaches, ZOOM.
Bynum, M., Chnage, T., Bridges, J., Bynum DHA, MA, RN, CCM, CHC, M., Jackson, J., Joseph, J., Fischer, M., Lu, B., & Donneyong, M. (2021). Association Between Patient-Clinician Relationships and Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications Among Black Adults: an Observational Study Design. Journal of the American Heart Association. Journal of the American Heart Association. http://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019943
Bynum, M. (2019, Nov. 7). Our Truth Within: Health Conversations About Women of Color. Granville.
Bynum, M. (2019, May. 6). Let the Marathon Continue. Healthcare Programs Pinning Ceremony, Columbus State Community College.
Bynum, M. (2019, Apr. 30). NA-Scholarship Presenter. Annual Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast.
Bynum, M. (2018, Sep. 13). Community Health Centers Primary Care Physicians Asthma Management Perception. Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop, Columbus, Ohio.

Professional Service

Committee Member
Faculty Advisor
(Columbus, Ohio)
National Diversity Council
(Pickerington, Ohio)
Officer, Other Officer
National Association of Health Service Executives
(Washington, D.C., Ohio)
Committee Chair
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center-Health Science Program
(Columbus, Ohio)
Board Member
Alpha Kappa Alpha Executive Board
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2019
Committee Member
Advisory Commitee
Committee Chair
Bryan University
Committee Member
Dissertation Committee Member
Committee Member
Franklin County Children Services
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.