Shawn has been an officer and director of Ethema Health Corporation since November 2010 and served as the President of all the Company’s subsidiaries including Addiction Recovery Institute of America. He was the founder and co-creator of the program used at the very successful Greenestone Clinic in Canada (previously owned by Ethema and sold in 2017).
Prior to joining ARIA, Shawn specialized in real estate development and public company finance. Shawn graduated with Honors in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1982. Shawn and his family are major shareholders in the Corporation.
Dr. Bob Rajcoomar, MD, MPH
Dr. Bob Rajcoomar is an experienced medical practitioner; who has been in practice for decades in the field of primary care and addiction medicine in Palm Beach County. He is a senior professor of Health Sciences at Palm Beach State College and he’s also been the medical director for several addiction centers in the past.
Dr. Rajcoomar was in private practice and maintains a hospital affiliation at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL. He has served in numerous positions and advisory roles and is a member of several professional organizations. Dr. Rajcoomar served in the U.S. military as a physician and a Major in the Medical Corps.
He completed his M.D. degree and Family Medicine residency training in Canada. He attended the University of Miami for his post-graduate studies where he earned his M.P.H. degree. He is certified in both addiction medicine and family medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Rajcoomar is married, has two children and two grand children. He enjoys gardening, fishing, traveling and playing his guitars. He is easy going and loves to take care of patients. He is happiest when patients under his care return to their normal lives with their families and as productive members within their communities.
Seeta Rampersaud, MsAc
Director of Finance | Human Resources
Seeta is the Director of Finance/HR for Addiction Recovery Institute of America, LLC. While she may be new to behavioral health but she is a seasoned accountant with 20+ years of experience and 10+ years of hospitality experience. Her professional journey includes that of venue management, hotel management, and several other industries. Her prior experience, both educational and work, enables her to utilize her accounting and her HR administrative skills to resourcefully manage small business cycles. Seeta received her MS with a concentration in Controllership in 2011 and a BS in Finance from Oakwood University in 1998.
Seeta is a strong believer in cooperative management, fair work practice and that diversity is the spice of life. She believes in striving for excellence and being the best version of herself. She is also an active member of Origin Ministry. She currently leads the hospitality and finance teams. She enjoys mornings on the beach with a great cup of coffee, reading, poetry, and traveling. She is the proud mother of her 17-year-old son.
“Good is the enemy of Great” Jim Collins.
Mark Fortune, MCITP, CCNA
Director of Information Technology | Marketing
Mark was born and raised in the tropical island paradise of Trinidad & Tobago, he grew up in Brooklyn, NY and settled in South Florida almost 20 years ago. He has worked in and around the substance abuse industry for just as long in various support positions providing him with extensive experience and working knowledge in the field.
As our IT Director Mark has been responsible for the complete build out of ARIA’s IT infrastructure from day one. He excels in rapid response and practical resolutions. While his quick wit and out of the box thinking shines best when an “uh oh” happens. He carries himself in a very jovial zen-like manner that makes him an excellent addition to the ARIA family.
Mark provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the ARIA Campus. He’s well versed in many areas as he provides support for academic research and technology, delivery of IT infrastructure and services, information security systems and compliance, administrative systems, and client support services.
Prior to joining ARIA, Mark spent 10 years in information technology roles in and around substance abuse treatment. Most recently, he served as the Director of Information Technology for another facility located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Fortune holds a BA in Computer Science and Network Security as well as numerous specialized IT Certifications.