Ryana Parks-ShawRyana lives in the 5th District with her husband Michael and her three children. She is a former union member, successful small business owner, and long-time health care executive.

Ryana has served as a board member of the Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Board of Directors.

Outside of her career in healthcare, Ryana worked to reduce unemployment as an Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board member. She is a volunteer with the American Heart Association, National Alliance for Mental Illness, Alzheimer’s Association. Ryana attends St. James United Methodist Church. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Services Administration from Southwest Baptist University.