RYAN TURNER
Executive Director

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ryan is the Executive Director of CLIA. He is responsible for managing the day to day operation of CLIA. In addition, he is responsible for strategic planning, program quality, financial management, fundraising, policy development and capacity building.

Ryan holds 10+ years of experience in the fields of nonprofit management and human services. As a Baltimore native, his passion for the city motivated him to establish a community based non-profit in West Baltimore City. Historically, the organization focused on assisting community citizens with removing quality of life barriers. The mission later refocused on ensuring that students in Baltimore City are able to read on or above grade level by the end of 3rd grade using an arts integrated approach.

Ryan is a graduate of Coppin State University where he studied Psychology. Outside of CLIA, Ryan’s activities include serving the community with his fraternity brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and sharing time with family and friends.

Ryan is an expert in taking impromptu naps while sitting up.