Skip to Content

Ryan Heman

Director, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking

Ryan (he/him/his) leads HU’s work addressing labor abuses within global supply chains, overseeing a portfolio of strategies focused on support for labor organizing, investor engagement, policy advocacy, and open data. He additionally collaborates on HU’s Independent Journalism & Media program as well as several change initiatives, including the organization’s workstream on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Prior to joining HU, Ryan supported donor education programming at The Philanthropy Workshop—a community of global leaders committed to solving the world’s most pressing social issues. He has additionally worked with the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Arcus Foundation, and Outright International in their respective missions spanning social, economic, and environmental justice.

Ryan holds a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University, where his research focused on the role of philanthropy in advancing sexual and reproductive health rights. He completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University and University College London.

Ryan is based in San Francisco, California near Chutchui, the historic home of the Yelamu Ohlone people.

We use cookies for anonymous analytics collection in order to improve this site for you. By clicking on ‘Allow’ or on any content on this site, you agree that cookies can be placed. For details, view our privacy policy.