Black #Disability History: Ryan Easterly, Foundation Manager and Director

Ryan Easterly

Image: Ryan Easterly, African American man with glasses, dark jacket and a microphone

Image: Ryan Easterly, African American man with glasses, dark jacket and a microphone

Ryan Easterly is Co-Founder & Director of Bay Area Community, MySupport, Inc., a startup that has developed tools which empower seniors and people with disabilities.

The MySupport platform allows people to connect with direct support workers, based on their values. MySupport works with state Medicaid systems, fiscal intermediaries and supported living agencies in supporting their clients and direct support workers with dignity, self-determination and respect while assisting state governments to move to more integrated, less costly methods of in-home support.

Easterly has a strong track record of project management and development of innovative ideas in the private, philanthropic, and federal sectors. Prior to joining MySupport, Easterly served as Manager of The HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Initiative. The initiative provides around 1.2 million (annually) in funding and programmatic support to organizations that serve young people with disabilities and young veterans.

In his capacity as manager, he worked with a network of 70+ partners and was an integral part of the development of the National Youth Transitions Center and its Youth Transitions Collaborative. Easterly has also served as a Program Assistant at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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