Pursue a rewarding career at Unitek Learning
As a leader in career training, Unitek Learning helps thousands of students launch and accelerate their careers every year. As a rapidly growing and highly successful company, Unitek Learning is also a great place to pursue a rewarding and challenging career. We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, unlimited growth potential, and a collegiate work environment.
Meet Our Board of Directors
The Unitek Learning Board of Directors is comprised of academic, business and community leaders, from California and across the country. They contribute significant amounts of time, talent and energy to ensure that Unitek Learning and its subsidiaries are equipped to provide quality higher education and specialized training.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Janis Paulson — Chief Executive Officer
Before making higher education her career, Janis Paulson had an extensive background in accounting and finance, including positions with Ernst & Young and Fidelity National Financial. She has served as COO for IEC Corp, COO for Quickstart Intelligence, and CFO for American Career College. In 2008, she was named CFO Transformation Agent of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal. Janis has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. She has experience with ACCSC, ABHES, ACICS, ACCET and WASC. Janis believes that with a focus on quality programs, faculty and staff a college can deliver for all stakeholders including students, communities, employers, investors and taxpayers. Janis earned her BS in Accounting from the University of Iowa.
Abdel Yosef, Phd, RN, CNE — Chief Academic Officer, Unitek College Dean
Dr. Abdel Yosef has over a decade of proven performance as Vice President and Academic Dean for Unitek College. His extensive experience and expertise includes regional and national accreditation, Higher Education, Board of Registered Nursing Regulations, Vocational Nursing Regulations and CCNE accreditation. In other roles, he has served as President of California Career Institute, CFO for California School of Health Sciences, and faculty member at California State University. Abdel earned his BSN from Jordan University of Science and Technology, his Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University, and his PhD in Nursing Education from University of San Diego.
Navneet Bhasin, MD — Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Navneet Bhasin is a visionary and results-driven leader with more than 13 years of experience in for-profit higher education. Since joining Unitek College, Navneet has successfully served as Program Director, Campus Director, Regional Campus Director, Senior Vice President Operations, and now COO. He exhibits outstanding skills in research, budgeting, analysis, business planning, and team building. He has a proven track record of improving campus performance and growing student populations while maintaining excellent student outcomes. Prior to coming to the US, Dr. Bhasin practiced medicine in India as a general internist. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Moscow Medical Academy in Russia.
David R. Higley — Chief Marketing Officer
David Higley is a seasoned senior executive with extensive experience in strategic marketing, advertising, partnership building, and business development. Prior to Unitek Learning, David served as chief marketing executive for several higher education companies, including Post University, International Education Corporation, and Corinthian Colleges. In all of his previous roles, he demonstrated a consistent ability to increase sales, market share and profitability. He began his career as Marketing Director for Icon Health and Fitness, the world’s largest manufacturer of home fitness equipment, where he dramatically increased sales for 8 consecutive years. David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Utah State University.
Ali Bhola — Chief Financial Officer
Garnering accounting and consulting experience at both Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche, Ali Bhola went on to sharpen his finance, consulting, and strategy skills and make his mark in the technology, banking, and mortgage industries. Ali served as CFO of Exemplis and Division CFO for an $800M segment of CoreLogic, overseeing the financial management & strategy of six business units. Today, Ali creates value for Unitek by establishing long-term plans with operational and financial targets. Ali earned a Bachelor of Science in Business-Accounting from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from USC. He was nominated by the Orange County Business Journal as 2019 CFO of the year.
Jennifer DeMay — General Council, Compliance
Prior to joining Unitek Learning, Jennifer DeMay made a name for herself while serving as General Counsel for TCS Education System, Vice President and Sr. Associate General Counsel with Adtalem Global Education, and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance with Education Management Corporation. Amassing more than 20 years in higher education law, Jen found success in the legal and regulatory offices of publicly traded entities, non-profits systems, and privately held institutions. As General Counsel at Unitek, she manages all legal and regulatory functions, supporting board governance, risk management, environment social and governance (ESG) committee activities, school operations, and licensing/compliance. Jen holds a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Janet Melton — Senior Vice President of Allied Health Programs
Starting as an adjunct instructor in 2004, Janet Melton paved a career path in higher education that has spanned over 17 years across career services, academics, and operations. Janet takes to heart Mary Catherine Bateson’s philosophy, “We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.” Her own willingness to learn started with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2005. With a goal of starting a new family tradition of learning, she continued her educational journey by tackling a Master’s in Business Administration in 2010, and finally earned an Education Specialist degree in Adult Education in 2019.
Kamran Mokhtari — Chief Information Officer
Kamran Mokhtari has over 30 years of diverse experience in information technology, leading numerous corporate technology teams, establishing technology strategy, and executing technology planning. Kamran started his career as a Programmer & VAX/VMS Systems Administrator at Solar Turbines. Subsequently, he joined Digital Equipment Corporation as a Software & Network Specialist before serving FAMCO as IT Director and Chief Information Officer. In 2001 Kamran founded Gamma Systems Inc., providing virtual CIO consulting services to the legal, medical and education industries. As CIO, Kamran oversees all aspects of information technology, information security, and telecommunication. He also empowers the growth of Unitek Learning by collaborating with the company’s various business units. Kamran earned his BS in Computer Science from San Diego State University. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Don Corvin — Senior Vice President of Compliance
Don Corvin graduated from California State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His previous experience includes Consultant with the Enterprise Risk Services division of Deloitte and Touche, Internal Audit Manager for Corinthian Colleges, and Compliance Executive for American Career College/West Coast University and International Education Corporation. To the Unitek team, Don brings extensive professional background including internal audit, compliance with state, federal and accreditation standards, development of policies and procedures, and implementation of compliant and efficient processes.
Sara Cramlet — Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Sara Cramlet is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience in identifying top talent and in implementing creative programs to improve performance and engage key employees in the Financial, Software, Architecture, and Retail industries. She is passionate about aligning employee skills with the needs of the organization and in partnering with middle-to-executive-level managers to reach tactical and strategic outcomes regarding people. Her previous work experience includes employment with Startup companies, medium-sized businesses, and global organizations. In addition, Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (S.P.H.R) certification.