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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Staff Directory

Congressman Ryan's Washington, DC Staff Members

Ron Grimes

Chief of Staff

Ron is Congressman Ryan's primary advisor. He directs and manages the DC and district offices.

Erin Isenberg 

Deputy Chief of Staff

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

Deputy Chief of Staff

Ryan is the primary policy advisor for the Congressman. In addition to staffing the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, Ryan serves as a resource for legislative assistants, and acts as the primary staffer for issues related to defense/military, energy, the environment, and veterans affairs.

Michael Zetts

Communications Director

Michael manages and coordinates all communications activities for Congressman Ryan and the office – including speech writing and the development and dissemination of all communications materials. He also serves as Congressman Ryan's official spokesperson and media liaison.

Anne Sokolov

Legislative Director

Anne is the primary legislative staffer and directs legislative staff. In addition to staffing the House Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, Anne advises Congressman Ryan on issues related to education, health care, labor, social security, foreign policy, agriculture, trade, and nutrition. Anne also manages the Congressman's work as Co-Chair of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus.

Samantha Joy Fay

Legislative Assistant

Samantha is a member of the legislative staff. She advises the Congressman on issues related to the budget, campaign finance, civil rights and liberties, legislative branch, consumer affairs, criminal justice, economic policy, elections, finance, homeland security, immigration, infant mortality, intellectual property, intelligence, judiciary, postal issues, science and technology, small business, taxation, telecommunications, and animal rights.

Mark McDevitt

Press Secretary

Mark is a member of the communications team and assists in coordinating all communications activities for Congressman Ryan and the office – including speech writing, the development and dissemination of all communications materials, and the management of Congressman Ryan’s social media presence.

Rachel Jenkins

Staff Assistant

Rachel assists the staff with administrative and legislative tasks. In addition to managing the front desk and training the interns, she arranges Capitol Tours and White House Tours for Congressman Ryan’s Office. She also works closely with the legislative team to manage constituent correspondences. 

Jason Bahmer

Defense Fellow

Jason advises Congressman Ryan on defense and Veterans issues, and staffs the Congressman for the Military Mental Health Caucus.  Jason advises the Congressman on defense policy and appropriations, military construction, mindfulness in defense, and Veterans issues.   

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 Congressman’s schedule and calendar in Ohio and oversees the essential daily operations of the local Warren Office. She regularly briefs the Congressman on all scheduling activities in the District and makes recommendations on proposed future meetings.  She designs and prepares proclamations, certificates, and other official documents, as well as maintains office supplies and equipment.  

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.

Catey Breck

Economic Development Coordinator - Akron office

Catey is responsible for all economic development activity in the district and frequently interfaces with local economic development groups, chambers of commerce and universities to discuss special projects and/or grant procurement opportunities. Catey also engages community stakeholders to advance the Congressman’s objectives in Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery; Business and Workforce Development, and Computer Science Education. 

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.

Vincent Peterson II

Constituent Liaison & Field Representative - Warren office

Vincent is part of the Congressman's constituent service team for casework correspondence and local issues.  He is primarily based out of the Warren, Ohio district office but often staffs the Congressman and travels the district to attend meetings and site visits.  He handles Department of Justice and Workforce Fairness issues. Periodically he will represent the office at opiate epidemic meetings, the criminal justice system and healthy food and wellness. He regularly provides updates to the District Director and the Congressman.