Barbara Ryer

Director of Finance and Administration

203.753.1315, x 115

Barbara Ryer

Barbara joined the Foundation staff in 2011 as the interim director of finance and was named director of finance and administration in 2012. In her role, she oversees the finance, investment, audit, tax, human resources and administrative facets of the Foundation.

Barbara has over 25 years of experience in finance and has held previous positions with Kelson Pediatric Partners, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Diego/Heublein.

Barbara received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Central Connecticut State University and a master’s in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

She volunteers for an animal rescue organization and has served as a member of the PTA executive board for three years. Barbara and her husband, Tom, reside in Newtown with their children, Tim and Lauren.

Favorite Experience in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills

There is nothing like experiencing autumn in New England. After living in Texas for several years before returning to Connecticut, I was excited to experience fall again. I missed seeing the leaves change, feeling the chill in the night air and tasting good apple cider. My family and I always look forward to attending the fairs in our region—especially the Bridgewater Country Fair.

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The lasting impact of giving through the Foundation and its financial health and investment strategy.

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