Patrice Ryan

Patrice Ryan

Patrice Ryan has been named to the CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Board of Trustees. She will be instrumental in moving forward CALM’s mission to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County.

Ryan is an accomplished human resources executive in the acute-care hospital sector. With over 35 years of experience in the highly dynamic and regulated industry, she developed deep expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating HR risks, and acted as a trusted advisor to the CEO and board in HR strategic matters.

In addition, Ryan oversaw the effective operations of the following HR functional areas: compensation, benefits, employee relations, organizational development, shared governance, volunteers, and employee health and safety.

In 2018, Ryan retired as vice president of human resources of Cottage Health after nearly 17 years of successful service in that role. During her tenure, Cottage Health achieved national recognition for its wellness programs, and in becoming one of Fortune’s top employers.

Prior to joining Cottage Health in 2001, Ryan served as the vice president of human resources for Glendale Memorial Medical Center, where she developed/implemented effective organizational development and nurse recruitment departments.

“We are excited to welcome Patrice to CALM, and know that we will benefit tremendously from the depth of her human resources experience. As we further invest in building the capacity of CALM’s staff – with a focus on enhancing staff recruitment, retention, and wellness – we are confident that Patrice’s wisdom will prove to be invaluable,” shared Alana Walczak, CALM president and CEO.

Ryan has served on the board of Coastal Housing Partnership, was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Housing Trust Fund and California Hospital Association’s Workforce Development Committee. Additionally, she served on the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board, and currently serves on the board of the United Way of Santa Barbara County.

Ryan has two adult children and resides in Goleta with her husband, Steve Randolph.

About CALM

When a child experiences trauma, our entire community is impacted. To combat the effects of childhood trauma, CALM is here to support families in need of strength and healing.

CALM’s evidence-based programs represent a continuum of care that addresses the safety and wellbeing of children and families across Santa Barbara County. Approximately 2,000 clients receive individual and group therapy through CALM’s clinics in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Lompoc and thousands more receive community-based education and mental health supports.

With a 52-year history of serving families in our region, a staff of exceptionally qualified clinicians, and meaningful partnerships with complementary agencies and organizations, CALM is committed to preventing childhood trauma, healing children and families, and building resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County. To learn more, visit

For more information about all of CALM’s services, please call 805-965-2376, or visit