Ryan Richards is the founder and CEO of Serve Smart, a company that helps programs prepares their volunteers for ethical and effective service. Prior to that, Ryan served as Executive Director of Nourish International, a national youth service movement to address global poverty. He graduated with an MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, where he received the Boufford Award for innovative solutions to public service challenges. Ryan is also graduate from Juniata College and the United World College-USA. His passion is spanning cultural boundaries and building that capacity in individuals, programs and institutions. He was born and resides in the Pacific Northwest. Ryan is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (United States 2006).
Updated May 2019