QotD 11/3/2017

“It may be theoretical to them, but it’s every day to me. I hope that, you know, they can come to some kind of solution.”

– Suzanne Ryles, on receiving notification that the state plans to end the ADvantage Waiver that funds adult day services for her son due to the budget shortfall (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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