Community Partners

Ryan Oelrich

Ryan Oelrich is the Executive Director of Priority Spokane, a nationally recognized collective impact organization working to identify and address priorities for Spokane County. He’s a Culture of Health Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has an MA in Leadership and an MBA. He was awarded the Peirone Prize for service in 2016 and has received congressional recognition for his work on poverty and homelessness issues. Oelrich has presented at conferences and trainings across the United States and in China, Costa Rica, and Sweden.  Also an artist, Oelrich built a life size model of a Hobbit house in Spokane, Washington which serves as the office for his nonprofit consulting business. Oelrich has founded 3 nonprofits focused on youth issues, and he’s an advocate for increased collaboration and coordination in the nonprofit sector which was the subject of one of his TEDx talks.