Ryan Easterly serves as Executive Director of WITH Foundation. Before joining WITH, he served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Ryan is an experienced philanthropist, strategist, and advocate. He was a Co-Founder and Director of Northern California Community Relations at MySupport, Inc. He also served in several roles at The HSC Foundation from 2007 to 2015, including Manager of the National Youth Transitions Initiative. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy from 2006 to 2007. In 2016, President Obama appointed Ryan to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. He serves on the boards of Community Resources for Independent Living and the Ala Costa Centers.
Ryan hails from Alabama and often wonders when he will get to drink his next glass of sweet tea. He has served as an expert on a variety of issues including education, leadership development, employment, and healthcare impacting communities of color, the foster care system, and the LGBT+ community. He has previously served as a member of a U.S. Delegation and presented to the EU in Brussels, Belgium. Ryan’s perspective and experience have made him sought after as a facilitator of discussions that take place at the intersections of race, class, and disability. Ryan has a degree from Troy University. He lives in Redwood City, CA.
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