Many Voices, One Cause

Charles Shorter


Charles Shorter
Board Member /
Treasurer & Financial Manager

Charles Shorter is a founding member of Harlem Advocates for Seniors (HAS), Inc. He is  active in the Harlem community and a leading proponent of quality healthcare as the Executive Director for Ryan Health’s two health centers in Harlem. Mr. Shorter was an initial and important component of the coalition that birthed HAS.


For the past 25 years, Charles Shorter has worked in the social services/non-profit arena. He presently serves as the Executive Director of Ryan Health/Adair and Ryan Health/Frederick Douglass Centers. He is responsible for the management and delivery of all aspects of the Centers’ services.

He is immensely proud of having received a master’s degree in Social Work, and genuinely believes that helping people / social service has always been his calling. He is the product of a family of ministers, social workers and educators.