Dr. Ricardo J. Whyte is proud to be on the Board of Directors of the Living Manna Seventh Day Adventist Church. Dr. Whyte is serving as the Director of Mental Health Initiatives, a role in which he is assisted by Atonte Myers M.F.T. The flagship product of our Mental Health Initiatives at this time will be our Mental Health Mondays in which we will discuss mental health topics and field your related questions in the hopes of empowering you in your quest to optimize your mental health.
Dr. 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 Thrive Membership that supports its members in establishing life balance and resilience fortification. Dr. Whyte has also crafted the amazing course: “Connect With Anyone! Your Secret Guide to Becoming a Master Communicator”
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 has taught audiences across the United States and globally in settings as diverse as Geneva Switzerland, British Columbia, Canada, and Guatemala.
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.
As a distinguished thought leader and subject matter expert, Dr. Whyte launched blacktherapy.com to start a campaign for the healing of the Black Community in response to the recent racial tensions.
Dr. Whyte is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Task Force of the North American Division of the Seventh Day Adventists.
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.