“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan
With roughly a decade of experience in the treatment industry, Ryan Rogowski plays an integral role for Brookdale’s leadership team as Director of Admissions. He comes to us with an extensive background in various sectors of the treatment field, coupled with a genuine and personally driven passion to be of service to those suffering from addiction, along with the families affected by this disease.
Over the years, Ryan has had the opportunity to gain tremendous hands-on experience in his chosen field, having progressive knowledge in positions ranging from admissions all the way to COO. He began his career as an Admissions Coordinator, continuing to find success as he moved up the ladder into leadership roles. While he has worked in various arenas, Ryan’s true passion is working in Admissions and being at the starting point of a person’s recovery journey. He says he is grateful to have the opportunity to get “back to his roots” at Brookdale.
As a person in long-term recovery, Ryan has not only overcome his own personal struggles, but he has also experienced addiction from the family member’s point of view. With these experiences, Ryan is able to relate to the patients and families we serve, on a deeper, more human level. The degree of empathy and love Ryan projects throughout his work is what makes him an irreplaceable resource to those that seek help from Brookdale and influential leader to our staff.
Originally from Delaware County, PA, Ryan still resides there today with his wife and two children. While sobriety has given him many things, he says his greatest gift is his family, of whom his life revolves around. As Director of Admissions, Ryan hopes to offer assistance in gearing families and patients into treatment through his own personal understanding of how they feel and where they are at in this process.