About The Man Behind The Award...
Ry made his way through the world with modesty and a fearless commitment to equality and justice. He honored the humanity in each of us and worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed a voice. A graduate of Notre Dame University and Franklin Pierce Law School, Ry worked as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, for the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, and as the Director of Client and Legal Services at the Division of Behavioral Health for New Hampshire Health and Human Services. While fighting for the rights and dignity of others, he received numerous accolades including the "HR Hero" Award for his support of the Human Resources Community of New Hampshire and was recognized by the Granite State Independent Living Foundation for his contributions to
individuals with disabilities.
As a grad student without a reliable car, Ry rode an old bike to law school which began his lifelong passion for cycling. He regularly competed in races including the Mount Washington Hill Climb, 24 Hours of Great Glen, and Crank the Kanc, and enjoyed several treks with friends on the Blue Ridge Parkway. As an avid randonneur, Ry rode the length of New Hampshire from Canada to Massachusetts in a single day.