Employee Spotlight: Meet Ryan

We’re shining our employee spotlight on Ryan Mahnke, one of our Therapists here at OHB.


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What do you enjoy most about working at OHB? What keeps you motivated and excited?

I enjoy working with the youth and trying to help them change or improve their lives.

Tell us a little about your work here at OHB. What’s a typical day like for you?

I work with the youth in the Crisis Stabilization Program. I conduct group and individual therapy sessions with them. I also meet clients and conduct therapy on an outpatient basis.

What is your favorite place on campus?

The dining hall. Those ladies make awesome lunches!

All about you…

Where did you grow up?

Born and raised in Sioux City, IA  

What was your first job?

Produce department at Hy-Vee

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?

Watching sports 

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

Being a dad and completing my Masters Degree

What is a quote, mantra or affirmation you live by?

Do something today, to make your tomorrow better.

If you could…

If you could change one event from history, what would it be and how would you change it?

9/11, cancel those flights and notify the authorities.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?

I would like to be a little taller.

If you could master one skill you don’t currently have, what would it be and why?


Tell us about…

Your favorite holiday


Your #1 guilty pleasure

Doritos or Cheetos

Your favorite thing to do in Omaha

Explore different restaurants and grilles

Your perfect day

Relaxing by a pool, lake, ocean, etc.

This or That

Netflix or YouTube?


Dog or Cat?


Toast or Eggs?


Facebook or Twitter?

Neither, not a fan of social media

Want to work alongside Ryan at OHB?

We have a number of rewarding career opportunities available. Check them out!