affordable housing, service delivery in rural areas,
community outreach programs
Laura Ryan was born and raised in up-state New York. She earned a BA in psychology from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh. She spent several years working with adults with developmental disabilities with Advocacy and Resource Center in Clinton County, NY and ARC in Essex County, NY. She moved to Vermont in 1998 where she continued to work with individuals with developmental disabilities until 2000 when she began her employment with Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) as a Resident Services Coordinator and is currently employed with SHA as an Office Manager. Laura's interests include work with the Epilepsy Foundation, spending time with her husband and assisting her four children in their multiple pursuits.