Mr. Ryland is serving on the Board after being appointed by the Governor. He currently serves as the State Executive Director for Evergreen Life Services Inc. where he supports individuals to access Community Homes, Supported Employment, Day Program, Supported Independent Living, and Respite Services. Mr. Ryland serves as the Treasurer of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from Northwestern State University. His area of expertise is developmental disabilities.