Joan M. Ryzner, MHA
Director of Member Relations, American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois

Joan Ryzner is a Director of Member Relations with the American Hospital Association.  In that role, she supports the AHA’s Committee on Volunteers, the State Auxiliary Leaders Network and the Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence. 

Prior to these responsibilities she served as Executive Director of AHA’s Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, the only national organization devoted to healthcare volunteer resources.  She also served as a senior researcher for AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust, leading a variety of national health improvement initiatives.
Joan holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Fresno. 


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