Arik Pasternak Public Health Inspector



133 Torresdale Ave Suite 1206 | Toronto, ON | Tel: 647-299-2745

[email protected]
summary of qualifications
·         Excellent oral communication and organizational skills developed while teaching CPR and First-Aid

·         Advanced observation and written communication skills developed while practicing naturopathic medicine

·         Knowledgeable in IPAC best practices and relevant protocols and guidance documents

·         Strong interpersonal skills developed while discussing highly sensitive and confidential information with clients utilizing training in cultural sensitivity, empathy and diplomacy

·         Able to establish and maintain good public relations by providing excellent customer service and conflict resolution as demonstrated by years of management in the food service industry

·         Organized and confident to complete field work independently with limited supervision

·         Confident in ability to analyze immediate risk to public health, prioritize tasks, exercise initiative and make informed decisions

·         Collaborative and supportive team player; flexible under pressure and encourage open communication

·         Comfortable in a multidisciplinary team and confident in preparing reports and presentations

·         Able to establish and maintain good relations with managers, supervisors and fellow colleagues

·         Extensive experience with public speaking while giving health promotion and disease prevention presentations to members of the public

·         Valid “G” class driver’s  license free of any demerit points with access to a reliable vehicle

Professional Experience
Practicum public health inspector
regional municipality of york | vaughan, ON                    May 2018- aug 2018
·         Performed independent inspections of low and medium risk food premises as per O. Reg 493/17

·         Completed inspections of pools, spas and splash-pads as well as collected multiple samples of beach water for bacteriological analysis

·         Contacted residents with adverse drinking water quality results and conducted a risk assessment and provided necessary advisories and mitigation steps

·         Conducted joint IPAC inspections in daycares and participated in an IPAC lapse investigation

Aragvi Restaurant | Concord, ON                                                       2010 – Present
·         Planned and implemented successful expansion to new larger location in consultation with structural engineers and City of Vaughan Building Standards Department

·         Trained serving staff in customer service and communication skills to successfully have achieved excellent ratings on and 4.4/5 stars on Google with 190 reviews

·         Developed and continue to maintain long-standing relationships with suppliers and trades workers

Naturopathic doctor
polyclinic family and specialty medicine | Toronto, ON               2014 – 2016
·         Investigated health concerns through physical exams, clinical observations and laboratory testing

·         Communicated sensitive information clearly and effectively with patients to ensure complete understanding of their condition and the exact rationale behind specific treatment recommendations

·         Conducted research and developed an integrative day-program for dementia patients aimed at improving physical, mental and social well-being

co-founder, head instructor
york cpr | markham, ON                                                                                      2012 – 2016
·         Developed business model, performed market analysis and operated CPR/First-Aid training centre

·         Communicated with the general public in teaching of the Canadian Red Cross course to over 3,000 students over 4 years

·         Ensured customer satisfaction with consistent rectification of all issues within 24 hours
bachelor of applied science
Ryerson university                                                                                                 2016-2018
·         Working knowledge of HPPA regulations, SDWA, Smoke Free Ontario Act, Ontario Public Health Standards regarding Food Safety, Safe Water, Rabies Prevention and Control, Vector Borne Disease and Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

·         Completed Walkerton Clean Water Centre Small Drinking Water Systems Course



doctorate of naturopatHy
Canadian college of naturopathic medicine                                          2008-2012
·         Received ND designation after successfully completing licensing and board examinations


Bachelor of science
York university                                                                                                         2003-2007
·         Graduated with a B.Sc in Psychology
community involvement
Food safety volunteer
ma’s best premium quality soups | Toronto, ON                           2017-Present
·         Assisting rapidly growing business meet food safety and OHS standards

·         Developing Preventive Control Plan (PCP) to be in compliance with the Safe Food for Canadians Act

·         Researching new suppliers and service providers to reduce costs

food hygiene consultant
ferrante cheese manufacturer | woodbridge, ON                      summer 2017

·         A Interpreted results of an unsatisfactory OMAFRA inspection and advised upper management of specific steps needed to successfully meet compliance standards to pass the follow-up inspection

·         Gathered data from the production team and created a manual of cleaning protocols with a record keeping system for 28 procedures and designed food safety signs for the production floor, cooler, packaging room, receiving bay, dry storage warehouse and the retail storefront

·         Successfully advocated for installation of carbon monoxide detectors in the warehouse where a gas-powered forklift was used

peer mentor
Ryerson university                                                                                            fall 2017
·         Provided guidance to 1st year public health student via Ryerson’s Mentor/Mentee Program

·         Provided mental health support/advice to handle intensity of academic program

·         Helped mentee successfully achieve desired assignment mark by teaching optimal study habits

Additional qualifications
·         Certified in CPR/First-Aid, fluent in 3 languages, have current CIPHI membership, available to work evenings/weekends/irregular hours, completed Food Handlers Certificate course and have recent Criminal Record