Samuel Cervantes, MHA, CDMP, is a Consultant with the BC Public Service where he leads a worker’s compensation claims team and partners with ministry executives to help continuously build safety-oriented cultures that support psychological health and employee well-being. Sam has worked as a Case Manager with the BC Public Service, Pacific Blue Cross, and Provincial Health Services Authority/Fraser Health Authority. Currently, his work focuses on the intersection of workplace health practices, performance measurement, and strategic planning cycles. He had a lead role in responding to recommendations from the BC Auditor General’s 2019 audit of the public service’s short term disability plan, spearheading the development of a measurement framework and analytics dashboard to improve understanding of work-disability costs. Sam has delivered disability management training workshops to leaders from across the province in various ministries and has contributed workplace health content for the Managing in the BC Public Service conferences and Supervising in the BC Public Service certificate programs.
Among his many unearned privileges, Sam is particularly grateful to his parents for immigrating from the Philippines to the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. He is a Certified Disability Management Professional with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Kinesiology & Health Science) from UBC, a Diploma in Disability & Rehabilitation Management from SFU, and a Master of Health Administration from UBC. His capstone project for his MHA was on “Leveraging Work-Disability Data Analytics to Improve Workplace Health Outcomes.