Ms. Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan, Senior Director of The Green House Project, is a leader in the strategic development of innovative thinking and cultural paradigm shifts. With international speaking and project management experience, she has served as an integral part of The Green House team for nearly 10 years, and has led the team through key transitions, and the quest to grow with integrity.

A social entrepreneur with a passion for improving quality of life for elders and those working closest to them, she offers a unique combination of skills in nursing, gerontology, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and strategic marketing. Susan is able to leverage her strong leadership and organisational acumen to make significant change across the nation. At the recent Green House Annual Meeting, eight countries were represented, creating an imperative to impact aging on the global scale. Susan’s vision has catapulted this movement into new spheres through synergistic partnership with thought leaders who are committed to disrupting the status quo.

Susan has a background in nursing, with over 30 years of experience serving elders. Prior to working at The Green House, Ms. Ryan was on the leadership team of a non-profit continuing care retirement community, where she spearheaded the organisation’s transformation to culture change by assessing industry innovation and outcomes and developing strategic and educational protocols. She has been featured many times at LeadingAge, The Pioneer Network and other high profile conferences. Ms. Ryan received her Master’s in Management of Aging Services from University of Maryland Baltimore County and serves on the Rothchild Accreditation of Excellence Advisory Panel as well as on an advisory committee for RECHARGE: Resident-centred Environments for Community Living Centres, a committee developed to improve person-centred care among veterans.


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