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SANTIS ANNOUNCEMENT: Santis Health Expands Ottawa Presence with New Senior Consultant

Ottawa, ON – April 3, 2017 – Santis Health is pleased to announce that it is expanding its national presence, bringing on Peter Cleary as the firm’s point person on the ground in Ottawa.

Santis has a growing roster of clients who are impacted by federal policy or are based out of Ottawa. With Peter’s leadership experience in the federal government and a larger footprint in Ottawa, Santis will be well-positioned to increase our strategic and tactical support to clients in Canada’s capital and across the country.

Peter brings senior experience in policy, issues management and communications for three different governments, most recently serving as Director of Parliamentary Affairs for the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health in the Government of Canada. Peter was a senior advisor on some of Canada’s highest-profile health issues including the government’s landmark assisted dying legislation and the health accord with provinces and territories. Peter has also worked as a senior political advisor for the Ontario government, including as Issues Manager for the Honourable Deb Matthews, former Minister of Health. With experience working in health departments for two levels of government, Peter has unique insight on policy development and regulatory processes. He is extremely qualified to assist clients to solve complex problems and achieve their public policy goals.

“We are excited to bring Peter on board to strengthen our firm’s capacity to serve clients in Ottawa,” said Patrick Nelson, Principal at Santis Health. “His reputation, insights and direct experience dealing with some of the nation’s most important health files will be a great asset to Santis and clients across Canada.”

Santis is a strategic advisory consultancy dedicated to providing first-class counsel and support for clients exclusively in the health care sector. Our areas of expertise include management and governance consulting, health system planning, public policy analysis and development, and communications and stakeholder engagement for health care organizations undergoing complex changes that depend on effective stakeholder and government relationships. Our Principals have decades of relevant leadership experience inside the health system, including senior roles in the broader public sector, associations, hospitals, Ministers’ and Premiers’ offices and industry.


For more information, contact Gemma Villanueva, Public Affairs Coordinator, Santis Health.
phone: (647) 776-8010

Link to Peter Cleary’s bio on our website: ‎