As an undergraduate classmate of Dr. David Gaus, Maureen (Hesburgh) Ryan has followed his work with Andean Health & Development and is honored to be joining the board. Maureen graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a BA in Sociology and Business. She worked at the Northern Trust Company in the Trust and Securities departments right out of college, then transitioned to a career in fashion, managing Ann Taylor stores in Chicago and serving as a regional sales rep for Anne Klein Collection in NY.

After leaving professional life to raise her family, she began a career in public service, serving on the Misericordia Women’s Auxiliary Board in Chicago for over 15 years and holding most every volunteer position available, including Fashion Show Chair and Board President. She also was deeply involved in Rush Woman’s Board Annual Fashion Shows for over 15 years. Along the way, she’s held positions on volunteer boards with all of her daughters’ schools and her family’s parishes.

An instrument rated private pilot, with a love for travel and interior designer, Maureen has been married to Dennis Ryan (ND ‘84) since 1984 and raised two daughters, Zoe and Grace. They currently live in Edina, Minnesota.

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Breakthrough Maternal/Child Health Grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities

As you all know, we’ve spent two decades working to improve medical care for Ecuador’s rural poor. And recently, this work and commitment earned a $1.5 million grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). This remarkable award validates the hard work of everyone in this organization, specifically because Andean Health is one of only four organizations to receive one of these prized global grants. This grant will help us specifically address maternal and newborn health services in Santo Domingo and the surrounding provinces.

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This is Vanesa, the very first baby born in the new RMHC maternal/child health program at Hesburgh Hospital.