About Us

About Us

About Us

About Us

The Killing Burnout Story

In the past few years, we realized that while the demands placed on us seemed to rise infinitely, resources to help people were harder to access. When wait times to see a psychologist or mental health professional are often 2-3 months away, it makes it very hard for people to get the support they need.

After working in hospital settings and direct patient care for over 30+ combined years, we decided that we wanted to make mental health services more approachable and easier to access. We also wanted to take the best of the strategies we’ve used over time and develop them into a system that would help people build their resilience and decrease burnout, from the core. In order to be “balanced,” a person needs more than just deep breathing and a handful of coping strategies. A resilient, healthy, successful, happy person needs to understand HOW to manage stress! We teach these skills in our Killing Burnout Membership, and know that with our system, people are able to manage the demands placed on them in a more systematic and practical way, resulting in them feeling happier, healthier, and more fulfilled.

Some of the skills we teach are how to manage time and resources more effectively, how to communicate without arguing, how to set boundaries in relationships, how to value YOURSELF, and more. We are so excited to share with you the Killing Burnout program, and look forward to helping you build a better, more resilient, and fulfilled life!

Meet The Founders

Ricardo J. Whyte, M.D.

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 Co-Founder and CEO of the Master Mind Institute, that has developed the Killing Burnout 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.

Suranee Waleszonia, Ph.D.

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, and manages a part-time private practice in Brea, CA.

Dr. Waleszonia is the Co-Founder and COO of the 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.

Master Your Mind, Master Your Life

Real Experiences From Real Members

“Since the presentation, I have actively been trying to reframe my mindset to create a more positive outlook on my situation in life. I tend to be a glass-half-empty person who is always looking for the worst outcome. My negative self-talk can make me spiral into believing the worst about any given situation.

However, my newest practice that I learned in the program, of actively repeating the inverse of my natural inclination to think about the negative has already begun to change how I perceive the world.”


Melissa L.

“Thank you again so much for ALL you do! The value you deliver is incredible and I can’t begin to express how much your teachings are helping me grow!

What I have found with the training I’ve been through so far is I’m definitely more thoughtful about and aware of burnout. I’m paying more attention to things I wasn’t even aware of before…things that I didn’t know could even cause burnout.”


Renee B.

“The words “until now,” are powerful in liberating us from a label. It is sometimes tempting to label our children and tell them what they should do or what they can’t do; this cognitive conditioning during critical stages of development has the potential to limit their abilities. “Until now,” negates this limitation. Anyone can be anything and do anything if they apply themselves. I will endeavor to repeat this to my family as we overcome challenges.

As an individual that does not enjoy being a novice, I will strive to accept my current state and learn through deliberate practice. More specifically, practice excellence to condition excellence.


Melanie W.