Director of Environmental Health

Meet the Director of Environmental Health.

Environmental Health Director Ryan Mast

Ryan Mast, Director of Environmental Health

Ryan Mast is the Director of the Environmental Health Department for the City of Albuquerque where he leads the city’s Sustainability, Air Quality and Environmental Health Science and Engineering programs. He brings to this role a passion for working at the intersection of sound government policy and equitable community outcomes. Through his efforts, he seeks to strengthen the city’s resiliency to environmental hazards and enhance sustainability practices throughout all city programs.

Prior to this role, Ryan served as Hazard Mitigation Administrator for the City of New Orleans, housed in the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. In this capacity, he led the city’s mitigation and recovery planning efforts and oversaw the implementation of strategic programs that reduced risk, built equity and increased adaption to natural and man-made shocks and stresses.

Ryan also devoted more than eight years of professional service with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Louisiana Recovery Office supporting the $20 billion recovery effort from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and is a graduate of Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. He was also a proud member of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s inaugural Community Leadership Network Fellowship Program.