When he’s not swimming, biking, or running; Ryan is a Unit Chief for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). In this role, he is responsible for the Process Innovation Unit of the Third Party Liability and Recovery Division. Ryan has been with DHCS for 3 years and with the state for 5 years. His current position requires a great deal of planning, project management skills, communication skills, and the ability to understand and utilize existing technological and non-technological resources. He is a part of numerous special projects and workgroups throughout DHCS. Many of these groups require the ability to maintain communication with both internal parties and external stakeholders. Because of the wide audience that he usually communicates with, these communications usually need to be specifically tailored to the particular audience. This can make it a bit of a challenge to deliver the same message in several different ways. But one thing that Ryan enjoys from his day to day work is the constant change and a new challenge every day. He is very much looking forward to using this experience and these skills with Gutzy Tri Team.