Ms. Ryan has over 26 years of experience in various aspects of information technology, including telecommunications, information management, and technical writing. Her extensive technical skills enable her to assess customer information needs and manage a broad spectrum of IT projects. She has 23 years of experience in the disability field with various responsibilities in managing web based data management tools for disability and rehabilitation research agencies, Section 508 compliance and training projects, and planning and conducting accessible meetings and conferences. Ms. Ryan currently manages IT infrastructure and security for New Editions, Section 508 Support and Trusted Tester Training contracts for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office on Accessible Systems and Technology, and IT development for various federal contracts. Ms. Ryan holds a B.A. in Marketing, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Ms. Rath has over 30 years of progressive management and program support experience, with direct project experience in the areas of program management, technical assistance, and support services. Her expertise focuses on disability related issues to include employment, accommodations, community living and compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has managed projects supporting CMS Money Follows the Person and Home and Community Based Services Technical Assistance activities. Past experience includes the Social Security Administration’s the Ticket to Work Program Manager for Recruitment and Outreach (PMRO), Department of Labor’s Employer Assistance and Recruitment Network (EARN), and a range of disability related contracts with Department of Education, Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, Veterans Affairs and other Federal agencies. Ms. Rath holds a B.A. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Lisa Kretz, PhD, MBA, MA
Ms. Kretz, a behavioral health professional, has extensive experience directing and conducting research and evaluation projects related to children and families, older Americans, military families and veterans, public health information, and healthcare access for federal, state, and private agencies. She is effective at developing innovations to estimate national program performance from administrative data sources to ensure compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements with minimal drain on program resources. Ms. Kretz combines expertise in research methodology, survey design, and quantitative/ qualitative data analysis with proven management practices to direct research projects that produce defensible, actionable results, communicated in a clear and compelling way, on time and within budget. She currently manages evaluation projects for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Community Living.