He is a member of the Nebraska Hospital Association. serving as the current Board Chair. He belongs to the Heartland Health Alliance through Bryan Health. He participates in the Critical Access Hospital – CEO group with Mosaic Life Care (formerly Heartland Regional Medical Center). He is also a board member of the Falls City EDGE (Economic Growth and Development Enterprise.)
Outside of work, Ryan is an active member of the local Lions and Rotary Clubs. Enjoying music, he is a member of Clefsman, a local singing group. He performs with a local Brass Ensemble. He supports the FCHS Band Boosters and Booster Club. He is active in his church and has been a member of the local Chamber of Commerce. He sponsors a winter-time weekly pick-up basketball sessions at Prichard Auditorium.