Staff Directory

Congressman Ryan's Washington, D.C. Staff Members

Ron Grimes

Chief of Staff

Ron is Congressman Ryan's chief policy advisor. He directs and manages the D.C. and district offices.

Erin Isenberg

Executive Assistant

Erin is the office manager and scheduler and ensures that office policies and procedures are followed. As the scheduler she maintains the Member's official schedule, travel plans, and related records and acts as a liaison for the Member with the staff, public and other Members.

Ryan Keating

Legislative Director

Ryan is the primary legislative advisor for the Congressman. In addition to staffing the House Appropriations Committee – Defense Subcommittee, Ryan establishes the Congressman's legislative agenda, directs legislative staff, serves as a resource for legislative assistants, and acts as the primary staffer for issues related to defense/military issues.

Michael Julian

Legislative Assistant

Michael is the primary staffer and advises Congressman Ryan on issues related to energy, environment, transportation, housing, agriculture, homeland security, immigration, telecommunications, campaign and election law, and government oversight.

Anne Sokolov

Legislative Assistant

Anne is the primary staffer and advises Congressman Ryan on issues related to education, health care, labor, social security, judiciary issues, domestic and international commerce, foreign policy, the federal budget, financial services, taxation, criminal justice, and civil rights.Anne also manages the Congressman's work as Co-Chair of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus.

Michael Zetts

Press Secretary

Michael assists with communications activities, including writing and dissemination of press releases. He manages the official website and email program, and coordinates the Congressman's social media presence. He also handles postal issues. 

Scott Hodges

Legislative Fellow

Scott advises Congressman Ryan on defense and military issues, and staffs the Congressman for the House Armed Services Committee. Scott's portfolio also includes manufacturing and related issues. Additionally, Scott specializes in issues dealing with mindfulness, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

District Office Staff

Rick Leonard

District Director - Warren office

Rick oversees all District office operations including monitoring personnel matters and ensuring that office policies and procedures are followed.  He occasionally represents the Congressman, or assigns appropriate staff to do so, in District.  He also travels throughout the District at regular intervals to keep abreast of local concerns and reports back to the Chief of Staff and Congressman.

Debbie Hayes

Office Manager & District Scheduler - Warren office

Debbie manages the essential daily operations of the local Warren office.  She designs and prepares proclamations, certificates, and other official documents and procures and maintains supply levels and equipment.  She regularly briefs the Congressman on all scheduling activities in the District and makes recommendations on proposed future meetings.

Mark Callion

Constituent Liaison - Warren office

Mark is part of the Congressman's team that acts as the constituent service center for casework correspondence and local issues.  He handles aging and seniors issues, utilities assistance and veterans outreach.  He regularly provides updates to the District Director and the Congressman.

Gene Crockett

Constituent Liaison - Warren office

Gene is part of the Congressman's team that acts as the constituent service center for casework correspondence and local issues.  He specializes in workplace labor issues, retirement plans, pensions, social security and disability benefits.   He regularly provides updates to the District Director and the Congressman.

Pat Lowry

Communications Director -- Youngstown office

Pat manages and coordinates all communication activities, including media contacts, for the Congressman and the office.  In addition to speechwriting he acts as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Congressman.  He also heads up special projects which include town hall meetings, informational seminars and various outreach activities.

Chris Cupples

Economic Development Coordinator - Youngstown office

Chris is responsible for all economic development activity in the district and manages the appropriations process.  He frequently interfaces with local economic development groups, chambers of commerce and universities to discuss special projects and/or grant procurement opportunities.

Pearlette Wigley

Community Development Coordinator - Youngstown office

Pearlette is part of the Congressman's constituent team and coordinates the federal grant process in the district.  She helps small faith-based, non-profits and community-based organizations learn about the grants process. At the same time she manages the essential daily operations of the local Youngstown office and assists with general casework.

Matt Vadas

Constituent Liaison - Youngstown office

Matt is part of the Congressman's team that acts as the constituent service center for casework correspondence and local issues.  His concentration is in Military and Veterans affairs, helps administer the Congressional Nomination Selection Process and assists with general casework.  He regularly provides updates to the District Director and the Congressman.