President & Executive Director
Ryan is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP), and Certified Professional Counselor (CPC) in the State of Nebraska, and is certified as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) by the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). He holds a Master of Human Relations (MHR) from the University of Oklahoma and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Counseling Studies through Capella University. Ryan is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and also works as an adjunct professor at both Metropolitan Community College and College of Saint Mary's. Ryan provides continuing education classes to other substance abuse counselors and mental health practitioners in the State of Nebraska. He is also a Certified SMART Recovery facilitator, hosting Omaha's first SMART Recovery meeting at Abintra, and recently began serving as the SMART Recovery Regional Coordinator for the State of Nebraska.