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John C. Ryan Appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel Officer and Corporate Secretary for Temple University Health System

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John C. Ryan has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel Officer and Corporate Secretary for Temple University Health System, effective January 17, 2022. He joins Temple Health from his role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Governance Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, where he has provided strategic advice on research and licensing agreements, hospital partnership and affiliation agreements, contracts and network alliances, patient care and reimbursement issues, corporate governance, regulatory matters, philanthropy, real estate, facilities and supply chain issues, employment law, and a wide variety of legal and strategic issues faced by a high-profile academic medical center.

“Mr. Ryan’s 25+ years of experience as a trusted and experienced advisor to CEOs, executive teams, and Boards of Directors and Trustees will be a tremendous asset to the continuing success of our Health System,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “His previous positions further demonstrate his diverse range of talents, including General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for The Jackson Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, Maine and Farmington, Connecticut; President/CEO and Board Member of Unilife Corporation, a medical device company in King of Prussia; Partner, Trial Practice Group for Duane Morris LLP, in Philadelphia; SVP and Deputy General Counsel for Aramark Corporation, in Philadelphia; and Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office.”

Mr. Ryan earned his law degree at Northwestern University School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree at New York University. He is Chairman of the Board of Visitors for Temple University’s Rome, Italy campus (where he studied during the 1990-91 academic year); Board Member of Northern Light Health in Bangor, ME; and was a Founding Member of the Advisory Board to Temple University School of Law Center for Compliance and Ethics, Trustee of Friends Select School in Philadelphia, and Board Member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group.

As a member of Temple Health’s senior leadership team and reporting to Michael Young, Mr. Ryan will lead and oversee legal, compliance, and risk financing functions of the Health System such as major contracts and transactions, regulatory compliance, tax-exempt status, finance, litigation, research and intellectual property matters, health IT policy and systems, labor and employment issues, and medical staff and patient care matters.