Board of Directors and Staff
About our Board Members and Staff:
Our Board Members are comprised of a well-balanced group of professionals. They have seen first hand how these youth have struggled with difficult situations at home while taking care of themselves and at the same time, managing school and work. With experienced individuals in education, social work, health care, counseling, human services and youth programming, our Board and Staff have not only an understanding of the needs of homeless youth, but also interest in supporting their families. We have Board Members and Staff from all areas of Whidbey Island and in connecting cities, giving us a broader view into the issues of homelessness and how to deal with each individual situation. Ryan’s House staff are educated in youth and family studies, counseling, social work, human services, ministry and have a combined 80+ years of experience with youth in this age group.
Ryan’s House For Youth also works in conjunction with local agencies and individuals supporting vulnerable populations in Island County. Island County Housing Authority, Opportunity Council, The Readiness To Learn Foundation, DSHS/CPS, local law enforcement, and local health care organizations are some of the many partners of Ryan’s House For Youth.
Many local businesses and individuals have also helped financially or through gifts in kind and volunteer hours. They include: Daryl & Claudia Vander Pol, Tim Hanson, Bob Mock, The Lubinski Family, Ray and Mary Green, The Cavender Family, Henderson Farm & Storage, OLF storage, Windermere, Becky Ladd, The Gilbert Family, FOE AERIE #3418, Genesis One Design, Tim Hanson and Associates, Brown and Associates, Whidbey Telecom, West Star Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, Goosefoot, Christian Life Center, The Kelly Family, Landshapers, and Mukilteo Coffee Roasters, Whidbey Coffee just to name a few.