About Us
We're a group of health-care professionals, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs.

Community leaders across the country working together to improve the lives of those affected by concussion. We are dedicated to improving patient outcomes by implementing best practices through the most current technology. Our approach to innovation involves engagement with the people and communities we are serving.

Design thinking and organizational excellence through the lens of concussion patients, providers, and researchers provide the perspective for a holistic business model. Experienced and young professionals serving as thought leaders guide our non-profit initiatives. We embrace the growth mindset as we continue to learn and grow as individuals, professionals, and a non-profit organization.

We recognize how formal and informal care teams work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our families, teammates, and colleagues. Healthcare providers play a key role in the communication and delivery of high quality services to improve patient outcomes. Working together with these formal care teams to improve access to resources, training, and experiences, we are striving to create the best possible technologies in the advancement of the concussion care process.

THE PEOPLE

Our world class team

Max Egyed, MS, ATC
CEO + Co-Founder
The visionary behind Schema, Max’s passion for elevating the concussion community are instrumental in his role as founder and CEO of Schema. His experiences as a high school athlete, an athletic training student working with high-impact sports at the University of Miami, and a Boston University graduate student inspired by the groundbreaking CTE Center motivated him to create a non-profit that will improve concussion care, everywhere.
David O'Connell
Director + Co-Founder
While studying strategic communications at the University of Miami, David quickly established his foothold as a leader in his field of design. An adept learner, David demonstrates the work ethic, curiosity, and dedication to act as a Director willing to challenge the status quo while motivating those who listen.
Taylor Lyles, MS, ATC
Director + Secretary
Dedicated to her community, Taylor’s contributions range from presenting research at the 2018 NATA Convention to serving on youth leadership committees. Bringing heat to the table like her mother Pam, Taylor has proven her ability as a young professional in the athletic training community as a Miami Hurricane, South Carolina Gamecock, and now as part of the Loyola Wolfpack.
Kysha Harriell, PhD, ATC
Chair of the Board of Directors
Dr. Kysha Harriell, Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor for the Athletic Training Program at the University of Miami and mother to her dog, Patella, is a constant source of inspiration for the thousands of students she supports daily. From residential faculty on campus to senior executive committees, Kysha brings the diverse perspective to lead Schema as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Garrett Pope
Treasurer
Experienced in leveraged, syndicated, enterprise value and commercial real estate underwriting, Garrett brings a fresh financial perspective to Schema’s executive committee as Treasurer. His well-defined work ethic and thirst for knowledge are self-evident as he continues to pursue growth in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Pam Lyles
Director
Bringing Da Cajn Critter’s home-cooked meals along with years of non-profit leadership experience to the table, Pam’s experiences as an entrepreneur and community leader are invaluable. As Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, her joy-inspiring presence poises Schema to tactfully navigate the non-profit industry without forgetting to celebrate the efforts of those involved.
Karen Lew, PhD, ATC
Director
Never turning down the opportunity to help her students, Karen’s love for her profession and all those involved exudes her. Experience in higher education and corporate leadership settings position Karen to excel as a Director, offering a strong operational background with the spirit of a teacher who loves to educate.
Beth Egyed
Director
A woman unafraid to stand up for what she believes in, Beth’s commitment to her community is unwavering. Through the highs and lows of 30 years of marriage and four children, Beth has never failed to inspire anyone seeking advice to continue chasing their dreams.
K. Ellis F. Mair, EdM, ATC
Director
Leading the athletic training industry with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Ellis brings a novel perspective to the Board of Directors. Effectively engaging the athletic training industry as an innovative business leader provides Ellis the expertise to implement new technologies into the workflows of athletic trainers successfully.
Improving concussion care, everywhere.
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