Ryan Chesterman, MPA
Ryan Chesterman is an Administrator of Patient Experience at University Hospital a state designated Level 1 trauma center and principal teaching hospital of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. In his role, Ryan partners with senior leadership across Ambulatory Care Services and Physician Practices to enhance operational performance and patient experience outcomes. Before joining University Hospital, Ryan was a Patient Experience Advisor at Press Ganey Associates, the industry’s recognized leader in healthcare performance. Prior to his work in healthcare performance and patient experience Ryan spent 8 years as a Recreation Therapist specializing in adapted sports. Starting his career at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and then moving on to the U.S. Department of Veterans of Affairs, Ryan has been instrumental in developing innovative adapted sports opportunities for both the civilian and Veteran population of New Jersey. In addition Ryan has volunteered with many local and nation adapted sports programs in multiple capacities most notably the Kessler Foundation-Wheelchair Racing Team, Wounded Warrior Project, Wheelchair Sports Federation, Life Rolls On and the City of Sacramento Access Leisure program.
Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of New Hampshire in 2006. He completed his Masters of Public Administration degree at Kean University in 2012. Ryan is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a trained Prosci Change Management Practitioner.
Ryan has a deep passion both personally and professionally to continue to create, enhance and sustain adaptive sport and recreation opportunities for individuals living with a disability.