Ryan graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business and a concentration in sales and marketing. That same year, he began his career working in the toxicology industry, educating physicians and medical professionals on tools to identify patients who need help with substance abuse. Toxicology made it possible to identify who needed help and made it possible to find healing. This made for a smooth transition into the addiction treatment industry in 2013. Ryan quickly learned that social stigma, adequate health insurance, and willingness were the top barriers to treatment. By understanding the needs of each individual client, and working to coordinate in-services and educational events throughout Florida and beyond, Ryan strives to be a force for positive change.
Throughout his career representing top treatment programs in Florida and throughout the country, Ryan saw first-hand the devastating affects of substance abuse and how it affected the lives of so many people, many who he is close to personally. He added, “We know that there are over 20 million people in this country that need specialized treatment for addiction, but they are not getting it. This is a huge problem, but it’s a huge opportunity to help 20 million people find healing.” In his role with Orlando Recovery Center, Ryan is passionate about reaching out to the community and breaking down the barriers to treatment so that more people can find hope and healing in recovery.
In your opinion, what sets us apart from other organizations and treatment centers?
The passion and expertise of our team members is what sets us apart from other treatment centers. I work with so many great co-workers who go above and beyond what their job requires to deliver exceptional patient care. That passion combined with many of the most qualified clinicians and professionals in the industry is a very special thing.
What are some of your hobbies and passions outside of work?
I love spending time with family and friends. Outdoor activities are always fun for me: biking, kayaking, fishing, sports (including the company softball and fantasy football teams!). I also enjoy an intense game of music trivia with co-workers!
“ Ryan takes his job very seriously and is always helpful and efficient while dealing with a very sensitive subject. As a practicing Florida physician for the past 30 years, I feel that his excellent work ethic should be noted.”Dr. Michael G. Neam
“Ryan, I have no words to tell you how much I appreciate the efforts and time you put into getting my grandson Matthew placed into Orlando Recovery Center. For the first time in a very long time, we have a ray of hope that Matthew will grab onto this opportunity and run with it. Up to yesterday, the phone call we were waiting for was one telling us that our beloved child, grandchild, brother, etc. had been found dead, but instead your phone call was one of hope, light and a life worth living for this young man. I can only pray there will be follow-up care that Matt will be eligible for; he needs long-term help. You, Ryan, are the light we have been seeking, the hope for Matt to live a normal peaceful life, and for this chance, I thank you with all my heart. His parents thank you for giving him this opportunity. Thank you!”Kathy, Patient Family Member
“I have worked with Ryan for several years now, and have nothing but great things to say. I am a ‘new-aged’ sort of social worker, on a very busy and chaotic inpatient mental health unit, so the ability to text him on the go is such a lifesaver. He answers my questions promptly, and checks insurance benefits within an hour. I have a complete discharge plan for my patient within a very short period of time, which is almost unheard of. When ORC or Recovery Village isn’t the best option or the insurance isn’t in-network, Ryan works diligently to provide alternatives to their program to ensure that the patient is taken care of. It’s obvious that Ryan cares about the patients and their stories, as does the entirety of his company. It is a pleasure to have him as a part of my discharge team!” Kelly, Inpatient Behavioral Health Counselor/Social Worker, Flagler Hospital
“When I refer individuals and their families to work with Ryan, I know they will be working with someone who is empathetic, patient and well-educated in the field of mental health and addiction. Ryan works hard to make the referral process as efficient as possible , and he is always willing to look for alternative resources, if needed. Ryan acts as a strong advocate for his clients to ensure they get the services and treatment they need. It is because of this that I always consider Ryan and his team when referring individuals and their families to mental health and substance use treatment.” Paige Rauscher, LMHC, Treatment Coordinator at Central Florida Behavioral Hospital