Patrick Ryan, COO
Originally from New Jersey, Pat moved to Florida’s Gulf coast after college. He began his career leadership trek early on with the YMCA, running membership and program initiatives for the Venice center as well as launching a new Englewood franchise. Rising through the ranks of leadership, Pat eventually served as the COO then CEO of the SKY Family YMCA Association, leading six full-facility branches, two Charter Schools, 5 Pre-Schools and multiple offsite school-age care facilities and sports locations.
Pat believes a community is stronger when challenges are tackled together and has served on many community boards and committees. He has served posts on the Englewood Community Hospital Board of Trustees as well as the Rotary Club.
He joined Easterseals in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer, where he runs day-to-day operations, manages all program directors as well as development, facilities and human resources directors.
Pat earned his bachelor’s from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and his Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Massachusetts’ Springfield College. Still today, Pat is an avid athlete, having played Division 1 College Volleyball. He shares his love of the outdoors with his wife and two adult children.