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RYAN IVORY

BEING BLACK AS A PRE EXISTING HEALTH CONDITION

Ryan C. Ivory is a master’s level Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Ohio. Additionally, she is a Social Work Case Manager Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the State Licensed Administrator of The Kid’s Institute, Inc. and an Adjunct Instructor at Ohio University. Her professional career focuses on mental health, substance abuse, social justice issues, children/families, health disparities in the African American community, and Racism as a public health crisis.

 Ryan is the current National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter Region 7 Director, Former Board Chair of the Mustard Seed Foundation, Fmr Board Chair of the NASW PACE Committee, Board Member of the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work Alumni Board, Board Member, Dayton Foundation, African American Community Fund, and Founding Member of Eradicate Racism Collaborative, LLC.

A graduate of the Parity Inc., Black Leadership Development Program, a lifelong member of Girl Scouts, USA, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Ryan earned a B.A. in African American Studies and an MSW in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati, and is currently pursuing a certificate in Political Social Work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. 

WHAT IS TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDayton, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDayton event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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