Doug Ryan of Prosperity Now has joined the ROC USA® Board of Directors.
Ryan, Interim Vice President for Policy and Applied Research for Prosperity Now, has spent his career in the affordable housing field, with more than 20 years of experience working in federal and local housing programs. He has also been an integral part of running I’m HOME (Innovations in Manufactured Homes), including its annual meeting in the fall that gathered policy makers to advocate for the manufactured home community.
“Doug is a terrific addition to the ROC USA Board,” said Paul Bradley, President of ROC USA. “His background in manufactured housing policy and applied research is unique and will be well-leveraged as we continue to deepen our impact.”
Ryan served for five years on the Montgomery County (Md.) Commission on Human Rights. He is an adjunct instructor at American University’s School of Public Affairs and a graduate advisor/instructor at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.
“I am excited to be helpful for driving policy for ROC USA in the field,” Ryan said. “I’m looking forward to learning more about the financial transaction space and how deals are getting done. I am excited to see the initiatives expand and hoping they can influence policy on the ground.”
Before joining Prosperity Now, Ryan served as Assistant Director of Federal Programs at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, a multifaceted housing provider, developer and lender. Earlier in his career, he worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate and as a program analyst with the Federal Housing Finance Board, working to expand the lending programs of the Federal Home Loan Banks, including loans for manufactured housing. He also was project manager for the Housing Development Institute, the housing development arm of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.
Ryan holds a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.P.A. from New York University, and is a graduate of Achieving Excellence, a joint program of the Harvard Kennedy School and NeighborWorks® America.