As an undergraduate classmate of Dr. David Gaus, Maureen (Hesburgh) Ryan had followed his work with Andean Health & Development until she joined the Advisory Board in 2016. 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 Chicago, IL

News

Book about AHD Launched

A book about the inspiring journey of Dr. David Gaus and Andean Health & Development is now on bookshelves. Long Road from Quito is written by Tony Hiss. Hiss is the author of 13 books and was a staff writer at the New Yorker for 30 years. Since then, he has been a visiting scholar at New York University.

 

Purchase Long Road from Quito

 

Check out a review by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

 

Listen to an interview with Dr. David Gaus and author Tony Hiss on Wisconsin Public Radio

 

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