ATLANTA – The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) announced today that Kimberly Ryan will serve as board chairman and David Glass as vice-chair.  

“Both Kim and David have been great supporters of the work DBHDD does throughout Georgia,” said Frank Berry, DBHDD Commissioner. “We are extremely excited about their ability to lead the board in making the best policy decisions for our state.”  

Ryan is CEO of Eastside Medical Center in Snellville. She serves on the boards of Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, Four Corners Primary Care Center and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. 

Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, a master’s of science degree from the University of Rochester, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia College and State University. She and her husband, Rich, have three children and two grandchildren. 

Glass is a senior vice president with Glass Financial Group, Inc., an independent financial advisory and estate planning firm. As the parent of a child with developmental disabilities, Glass has been very involved as an advocate.  He serves on the board of directors for Parent to Parent of Georgia, the ARC of Georgia and is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. 

Glass is a certified financial planner, chartered financial consultant, and certified life underwriter. Glass earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Insurance and Estate Management from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Betsy have two young daughters.

The Georgia Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities establishes the general policy to be followed by the Department. The nine-member board is appointed by the Governor. Each member of the board is appointed for a term of three years following initial appointments of staggered terms as provided by statute.

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