Driven by his “why” to embrace challenge and growth opportunities, positioning himself to help others recognize, achieve, and celebrATe their potential leading to the collective growth of our profession, Ryan showcases passion and optimism as a specialty-trained leader, mentor, athletic trainer, and human performance expert. Ryan currently serves as Senior Director – Athletic Training for JAG-ONE Physical Therapy where he leads an AT service line serving over 225 partners across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since completing his degree in Athletic Training at Penn State University in 2003, he has led AT programs for two large hospital systems, provided care in professional, college, secondary school sports and various emerging settings, developed start-up athletic training and fitness sites, and delivered numerous engaging educational programs. Uniquely trained in interpersonal relationship development, public speaking, business strategies, leadership, advanced communications, and marketing, he attained his Master’s Degree in Humanistic/Multicultural Education through SUNY New Paltz. During the pandemic, Ryan served as the Staffing Lead for two RWJBarnabas Health COVID-19 Vaccine Megasites which played a role in delivering over 325,000 doses to central New Jersey communities. Outside of work, Ryan a proud father of four and is the founder of “cATalyzing Athletic Trainers” (www.cATalyzingATs.com) and The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers (found on social media as @cATalyzingATs).