Since January of 2017, Ryan Lester, MPH, has served as the Director of the Bureau of Health Promotion at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master’s in Public Health (concentration in Public Health Administration) from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has a successful history of leadership in State and local public health. In addition, he plays an adjunct Professor role at Washburn University for Population Health and professionally coaches leadership. Past volunteer roles include Treasurer and President-Elect for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the chair of the Olathe Housing Authority Board.