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Ryan Shadrick Wilson is the General Counsel at Partnership for a Healthier America — an innovative nonprofit devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA is led by its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama and its honorary vice-chairmen the Honorable William H. Frist, M.D. and the Honorable Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, NJ. Ryan and her team bring together public, private, and nonprofit leaders and develop meaningful commitments and strategies to help forge culture change and improve the health of the next generation. PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by engaging independent, third parties to verify and annually report on the progress of corporate commitments. While at PHA, Ryan has helped broker multi-million dollar partnerships with some of the nation’s leading companies, including Nike, Hyatt Hotels, and Wal-Mart. Prior to joining PHA, Ryan practiced law at a large, international firm, primarily counseling large food and agriculture companies on nutrition and marketing issues. Ryan serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits and has served as pro bono counsel in a number of criminal and civil rights matters. Ryan views her work at PHA combatting health disparities as a continuation of her passion for civil rights. [+]