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Dr. Ricardo J. Whyte is an experienced medical director with a demonstrated history of almost 20 years in the healthcare industry. He is skilled in healthcare consulting, case management, prevention, addiction medicine, and healthcare information technology (HIT). Additionally, Dr, Whyte is the proud Founder of the Master Mind Institute that has developed the Vital Living Membership that supports its members in establishing life balance and resilience fortification.

Since 2017, Dr. Whyte has served as the Section Chief of Psychiatry at the Community Hospital of San Bernardino. Prior to his current leadership role, he was the Medical Director of the Chemical Dependency Unit at the Behavioral Medicine Center of Loma Linda University Health and the Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at the Behavioral Health Institute of Loma Linda University Health. Also, he was formerly on faculty at Loma Linda University as an Assistant Professor in its Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Whyte is a graduate of Atlantic Union College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Cum Laude. He then earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Whyte completed his Psychiatry Residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Whyte went on to complete an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and achieved Double Board Certification in Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry as well as Addiction Psychiatry.

In 2011 Dr. Whyte was voted the Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Teaching Faculty of the Year Award. In 2010 he was recognized by University of Connecticut School of Medicine for Excellence Service in Academic Inspiration and Guidance and in 2006 he won the Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Spiritual Integration Award. Dr. Whyte the Human: Dr. Whyte was born in the Republic of Panama and grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, New York. He is married to the lovely Florence Vincent and their union has been blessed with a beautiful young lady by the name of Alexi Genevieve.


Dr. Suranee Waleszonia is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in clinical neuropsychology. Her areas of specialty include brain behavior relationships, neurocognitive disorders, and cognitive retraining. She obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2014 from Loma Linda University, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, specializing in brain injury rehabilitation and spinal cord injury. She completed much of her clinical training in neurocognitive disorders at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is currently on medical staff at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, manages a part-time private practice in Brea, CA, and is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Master Mind Institute.

Dr. Waleszonia has also developed a specialty in interventions to address overall wellness and treatment approaches to managing burnout in individuals and within corporate settings. She utilizes cognitive rehabilitation in her treatment strategies, with an individualized approach that focuses on each patient’s cognitive and emotional strengths and challenges, and addresses lifestyle factors that can impact overall brain health, wellness, and resilience.

Dr. Waleszonia the Human: Dr. Waleszonia was born in Sri Lanka, and moved to Southern California at the age of 3. She is married to the handsome and wonderful Jeff Waleszonia, and they have been blessed with a curious and lively young girl by the name of Amaya.



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