Office of the Vice President
Council Designee: Evan Ryan, Assistant to the Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
Evan Ryan is Assistant to the Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. Ms. Ryan was Deputy Campaign Manager for Biden for President in the 2008 Presidential cycle. Following the campaign, Ms. Ryan was a consultant for the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. She served on the White House staff from 1994-2000, working for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ms. Ryan served on the board of a conflict management NGO, PeacePlayers International, from 2003-2008. In 2005, Ms. Ryan was Deputy Chair for the Governance track of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
Ms. Ryan received a B.A. in political science from Boston College. In May 2006, Ms. Ryan received a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Council Designee: Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
Lynn Rosenthal is the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. From 2000-2006, Ms. Rosenthal served as the Executive Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) where she represented 54 state and territorial coalitions whose collective membership included more than 2000 local domestic violence programs. Ms. Rosenthal played a major advocacy role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2000 and 2005 and has assisted states and local communities with implementation of this groundbreaking federal legislation. She partnered with The Allstate Foundation to develop a highly successful national initiative to promote economic empowerment for survivors of violence.
Prior to her service at NNEDV, Lynn was director of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and on her return to Florida in 2006, Ms. Rosenthal developed the state’s first comprehensive plan to help survivors of violence find housing. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Lynn Rosenthal has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University.