Community Health Charities is saddened by the loss of Michael Ryan, a beloved member of the team since 1991. Mike was born on June 20, 1961 in Maysville, KY and passed away on July 17, 2017 after a short illness. Mike was initially the executive director of Community Health Charities of Ohio and joined the Customer Solutions Team in 2014.
“Mike was an amazing asset to the Customer Solutions Team,” said Shelley Hayes, Mike’s colleague and friend at Community Health Charities. “He often mentored newer staff and provided wise council to leadership. The team will miss Mike immensely, including his infectious laugh often followed by a snort or two!”
Mike graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1983; he later returned to OSU to earn his master’s degree in public administration, where he received the Great Communicators Award. He spent his career staying true to his passion: working in the communication and nonprofit fields.
Mike is survived by his mother, Rosie Ryan; sisters, Bridget and Colleen Ryan; nieces and nephews, Kate and Kaleb Ryan and Tara Ryan-Gallagher; great-niece and great-nephew, Savannah and Mason Ryan; and adoring dog, Gucci.
In lieu of flowers, Mike’s family requested that those who wish to support him make a donation to