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Santis Health strengthens its National Affairs team with the addition of Marcel Saulnier and Caroline Pitfield

Ottawa, ON – February 7, 2022 – Santis Health, a leading Canadian health care consultancy, is further strengthening its National Affairs team with the addition of Marcel Saulnier as an Associate. An accomplished policy advisor at the federal level, Marcel will work with the Santis team to achieve the strategic policy, health care policy and government relations objectives of its clients.

“Marcel’s addition to Santis will add unique value and unmatched expertise, drawing on his accomplished career as a health care and strategic policy advisor,” said Dan Carbin, Principal at Santis.

Marcel has made a significant impact on the Canadian health care system, with more than 30 years of experience advising on key health policy issues in the federal government. Most recently, Marcel was an Associate Assistant Deputy Minister for the Strategic Policy Branch of Health Canada. In this role, he advised the Minister and Deputy Minister on health care policy and led Federal-Provincial-Territorial negotiations on bilateral agreements for mental health, home care and virtual care.

“The dynamic additions of both Marcel Saulnier and Caroline Pitfield represents the rapid growth and impressive bench strength of our National Affairs team,” said Peter Cleary, Principal at Santis.

In November 2021, Caroline Pitfield joined Santis after 17 years in the public service, working first as Legal Counsel to Health Canada, and subsequently taking on various senior executive positions at Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat and in the Public Safety Portfolio. Caroline also supported two federal Ministers of Health as the Director of Policy. Our breadth and depth of knowledge in the pan-Canadian and federal health landscapes also includes Patil Imasdounian and Johnathan Rix who bring years of experience in political offices.

Santis Health is a leading public affairs, strategic advisory, public policy, and communication consultancy that is dedicated to providing first-class counsel and support for clients exclusively in the health care and life sciences sectors across the country.

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