When Ryan became majority owner of a small Nashville behavioral healthcare program, Integrative Life Center (ILC) in 2018, it felt more like a calling than a business opportunity. He had already founded, grown, and sold Premier Parking, one of the largest parking management companies in the country, managing over 500 locations and employing over 2,000 team members. But his own journey through recovery and healing would lead him to venture into the industry of addiction and mental health treatment.
As a teen, Ryan found great success in school and baseball, though both were ultimately masks for his developing drug addiction after the opioid epidemic reached his small town in Tennessee. By age 18, a variety of circumstances led to Ryan spending 28-life changing days at a residential inpatient treatment center, followed by several months at sober living facilities.
Because of his own story, Ryan is a believer in the healing power of integrative treatment practices that are the heart of ILC. He would eventually acquire several other like-minded programs around the country, forming Integrative Life Network, a family of trauma-focused treatment centers for substance use, mental health, eating disorders, and intimacy disorders. Additionally, he founded Integrative Health Centers to bring therapeutic telehealth services to rural communities.
Outside of his healthcare business endeavors, Ryan and his wife Betsy are the owners of Chapman Land and Cattle, their family’s ranch in Nunnelly, Tennessee. They are the parents of two young children, Vivian and Bo, and are members of West End Community Church. Ryan is the Tennessee state chair of Young Presidents Organization and is involved with Barefoot Republic, a summer camp for kids from diverse economic backgrounds. He is also active in UpRise, a career development program for Nashville adults, and is on the board of Edna Adan Maternity Hospital Foundation.