Founder & Executive Director
Ryan is a passionate, highly driven, and detail-oriented person who is always looking for the next problem to solve. He studied Computer Science at Endicott College in his undergraduate years until 2010 but always had a passion for economic and social justice, charitable work, and politics since he was 13 years old. In 2012 he married Sarah Sawyer and works full-time as an IT Infrastructure Engineer. Ryan founded Elemental Action in 2015 to build a foundation from which laser-focused charitable initiatives could be launched. He wants to help solve some of the biggest issues of our time by relentlessly targeting the root cause of an issue instead of treating the symptoms. The organization's name, Elemental Action, was chosen from that fundamental aspiration.
Director of Health Initiatives
Sarah is a compassionate, selfless, and uplifting person who truly cares about providing the best possible care for her patients, their families, and friends. Sarah also attended Endicott College with Ryan where they first met their freshman year. Sarah received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and then went onto achieve a Masters of Science in Nursing Education. She is currently a licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts and works full-time as a school nurse and part-time as an adjunct nursing professor. She pursues all of her work with immense energy and grace, with a profound interest in public health.