Ryan Steinbeigle | Forty Under 40 Recipient 2015

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“Last year, Ryan became only the second executive director in the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome’s (NCSBS) history taking the reins from the previous founder and executive director who had served since the NCSBS was founded in 2000. Having worked as the NCSBS’s Director of Development for the previous several years, Ryan had been an important part of the management team that saw the NCSBS adopt a more global strategy for child abuse prevention. With Ryan’s vision, the NCSBS plans to take another step forward in bringing prevention to the digital age through mobile apps and online training.” – Brian Lopez

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“Ryan came to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) seven (7) years ago as our Director of Development. He had worked previously with Grow Utah awarding funding to organizations and now he would be sitting on the other side of the desk seeking funds for an organization. Through his years as a our Director of Development, Ryan has succeeded in securing funding from large organizations like the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Department of Defense (DoD), the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Humana’s Utah Benefits Signature Grant Award in 2009. And while working full-time at the NCSBS, Ryan also earned his MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.” – Brian Lopez

“Ryan’s leadership abilities were evident early on, and they grew to the point where he was named the NCSBS’ new Executive Director last year at the ripe old age of 29. He has served as the Executive Director for the past year, and led the team to the development and release of our new mobile app featuring our shaken baby syndrome (SBS) prevention program, the Period of PURPLE Crying. The PURPLE program is currently used in all 50 states and is the signature SBS prevention program in more than 20 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Ryan’s accomplishments speak for themselves and having done so at such a young age, we can only expect the incredible for the remainder of his career.” – Brian Lopez

“Ryan Steinbeigle is the Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS), the NCSBS is located in Farmington Utah, he has worked there for seven years. Everyday Ryan manages a national organization dedicated to preventing infant head abuse trauma. The NCSBS prevention and awareness programs teach thousands of parents, students and caregivers throughout the world. Programs include the Period of PURPLE Crying program featuring a full color 11-page booklet and 10-minute DVD intended to be given to parents of new infants to take home in order to review and share with other caregivers. The PURPLE program approaches shaken baby syndrome and infant abuse prevention by helping parents and caregivers understand the frustrating features of crying in normal infants that can lead to shaking or abuse.

Ryan leads the development of prevention programs, training courses and public education campaigns to ensure his organization is reaching as many parents ,caregivers, and medial professionals as possible. Even though the NCSBS is a national organization, it should be deemed international, for the past two years Ryan has orchestrated the development of the PURPLE program to be implemented in Europe and the Middle East. The most recent country to contact him was Turkey, and the center is currently underway tailoring the PURPLE program to be implemented there within the next year.” – Erica Steinbeigle

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