Chief Ryan has been a member of law enforcement for over 25 years. Her career began with the Weymouth Police Department, where she served for six years.

In 2002, she joined the Stonehill College Police Department. During her career at Stonehill, she held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Lieutenant of Patrol and Investigations, and Civil Rights Officer prior to accepting the role of Chief of Campus Police. As Chief, she leads a department of more than 20 people. A proud alumna of Stonehill College, Chief Ryan earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2018 while continuing her full-time duties.