Piratheep Santhanarasa, MD, MHM, CHE
Coming from a physician background and having over 12 years of experience in clinical and management roles enable Piratheep to understand the health services gap in the community, which he continues striving to bridge the gap. He holds a Master of Health Management at McMaster University, Certified Health Executive at Canadian College of Health Leaders, Health Management Certificate at Ryerson University, Certified Tissue Bank Specialist at American Association of Tissue Banking, and Doctor of Medicine at North-West Medical University St.Petersburg. He currently works as a Clinical Manager of Mental Health & Addiction Services, where he oversees multiple programs and many multidisciplinary staff.
His continual demonstration of excellent strategic, execution, and people leadership skills, set aligned to achieve results, vibrant department culture, and leading high-performance teams; particularly strength in creating evidence-based practices, and mechanisms to operationalize the vision of the organization. Moreover, he is actively involved with a volunteer board of director role with the health and social services organization where he also serves as a Chair of the Program Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Board Advisory Committee. Also, he is a member of the Executive Committee of Master of Health Management Alumni Network, past elected Senate Member of Ryerson University, a member of a few professional associations, and many regional committees. Every community member should have the access to healthcare, and it is our duty to provide quality services to our community, said Piratheep.