Vera Whole Health
Ryan is the Co-founder, President and CEO of Vera Whole Health, which offers on- and near-site primary care and wellness clinics to organizations and their employees. Vera was recently named one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine, and serves such groups as Seattle Children’s Hospital, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Trident Seafoods, the Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefit Trust, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and the City of Kirkland.
Ryan is also the co-founder and former Chairman of the Board for Hope Central Pediatric and Behavior Health Clinic, a nonprofit organization that offers primary and wellness care to people in low-income areas. And finally, he’s the co-founder of Rainier Health and Fitness, a nonprofit fitness center also for people in low-income areas. Ryan was recently recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2013.
Ryan earned his B.S. in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Oregon in 2001, graduated Magna Cum Laude, was awarded both the Entrepreneurship and Management student of the year awards, and was a Rhodes Scholar state finalist. He was also a four-year letterman on the University of Oregon football team (which won four consecutive bowl games), and was awarded Most Inspirational Player, Scholar Athlete and Academic All-American in his senior year.
Ryan received his MBA from Seattle University in 2007 with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He was a Distinguished Graduate recipient and was awarded the Alber’s Service award and the McGowan Scholarship, and recently received the Outstanding Recent Alumni award from Seattle University.