For Rhyan Shea Wheeler, job satisfaction has everything to do with the happiness and promising futures of children. A good day for the newly appointed CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is one filled with smiling faces on the students who come through the Clubs’ doors from 3-7 p.m.
Her new role marks a dream come true for the New Iberia native, who has wanted to help those more vulnerable community members – particularly children – since an early age. She has made great strides to reach a position of increased influence to do just that. In her three-year employment at Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, she has risen from director of resource development in 2018 to its vice president earlier this year, and in September became CEO.