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Staff At Miracles Aisa

Mark Heather
General Manager / Co-founder

A seasoned hotelier, Mark has over twenty years senior management experience working with international brands in South and South East Asia, including Four Seasons, Anantara, and Six Senses, and has opened many hotels across Asia..

In his previous role with Absolute Hotel Services, an international hotel management company, he was responsible for establishing new corporate offices in India and Vietnam and overseeing operations in Vietnam and Indonesia.

He also holds a Masters Degree in hospitality education and facilitated the development of an International Travel Industry management degree for Mahidol University, Thailand.

Finding sobriety himself in Thailand in 1994 he wanted to bring his experience in recovery and hospitality together.

“I thought that the fundamentals for a residential rehab were very much in place in Thailand. The climate, gorgeous locations, Thai culture, the availability of trained staff, healthy food, the level of medical care available, and of course access to international direct flights around the world.”

“…but one of the differences I wanted to see at Miracles Asia more than just the great amenities available here in Thailand; it was about creating a team of qualified, licensed professionals in recovery themselves, working with our clients to bring clinical professionalism to match the facilities.”

Client’s at Miracles Asia will benefit from the overall supervision of Mark as he is involved in most every aspect of the facility. He is always available to discuss issues and to find ways to make the client’s experience as beneficial as possible.

“If you want to find a way out ask someone who has.”
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 Craig Gagnon
Director of Clinical Services

Craig is originally from Minnesota, in the USA, but has lived and worked in Thailand the last ten years.

Craig received his degree in Psychology and masters in Community Counseling from Winona State university and his masters in Clinical Psychology from St. Mary’s University, interning at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Craig completed doctoral studies in Cognitive Psychology before moving to Thailand, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Prior to leaving the U.S. Craig worked in most aspects of counseling, from direct service to program management for State Government.

Over the last ten years Craig has developed, supervised and managed mental health and addiction programs for several rehabs, as well as serving as Staff Counselor for the United Nations in Bangkok.

Craig began his experience in the recovery field as a patient at an in-patient rehab in Minnesota in 1988.

A year later he returned to work at that rehab as an entry level support worker, and his journey continued from there.

Over the last 30 years Craig has held virtually every position possible in the addiction recovery industry. While his position with Miracles Asia involves a great deal of program development and supervision, he still finds time to work directly with clients and be involved with every treatment plan Miracles Asia produces.

“It’s never too late to try to be the person we were meant to be”.

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  Supisara Jaroensuk (Bonus)
Lead Counselor

Bonus earned her Master in clinical psychology at King’s College London (Internship at South London and Maudsley Hospital, UK.) and her upper second honour; BSc Psychology degree from Middlesex University London, UK.

Since returning to Thailand her professional experience includes working with English and Thai speaking addiction clients in Bangkok and with “Doctors Without Borders Thailand” in the Southern Thai provinces, where her work was mainly focused on patients suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in insurgency areas of Thailand.

Supisara Jaroensuk (Bonus) is a Thai national, but received her education in New Zealand and the U.K.

She serves as a primary counsellor at Miracles Asia and specialises in working with co-dependency, child & adolescent mental health difficulties, comorbidities of substance use, treatments in recovery, diagnosing and treating various psychological disorders. She integrates treatment models such as cognitive behavioural therapy with motivational interviewing and mindfulness based stress reduction to serve clients receiving both substance and behavioural addictions.

She works in both the addiction and mental wellness programs.

Bonus is a member of British Psychological Society.

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there”

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 Kim Weller
Administration Manager

Kim comes to Miracles Asia from a background of Legal Administration for firms in Australia and the UK, including senior litigation administrative duties for the BBC, London.  Kim is a long-term resident of Thailand, having lived here for over 15 years and being married to a Thai national.

Prior to settling in Thailand, Kim travelled extensively and personally experienced the negative impact of addiction on the lives of many people.

Since finding sobriety herself, Kim has been active in a recovery program and has always looked for ways to help people still suffering from addiction issues.

Miracles Asia is fortunate to have Kim join us as our administrative manager and Kim is grateful to be actively involved our clients’ recovery journeys.

Once a client has been approved for one of our programs, Kim is the person who will coordinate transportation, assist with financial issues and ensure that their admission is achieved in a smooth and stress-free manner.

Kim also actively assists with many phases through a client’s stay at miracles Asia.

“Passionate about recovery as it has been a spiritual journey wilder and more rewarding than any of my adventures travelling solo around the world before.”

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 Tim O’Leary
Tim was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and raised between Phuket and Bangkok. He received his bi-lingual IB Diploma from the New International School of Thailand (NIST) in Thai and English.

Since graduating from Chapman University in Orange County, California, Tim joined Navis Capital Partners, a leading Private Equity firm in Asia with USD 5bn under management, as an Investment Analyst for the past 3 years. In this role, he assists in various portfolio company management roles across Thailand and Vietnam, as well as deal sourcing and deal origination throughout the Southeast Asian region. He is also the managing director of Lifestyle Juicery Thailand; Thailand’s first raw cold-pressed juicery.

Tim is fluent in both spoken and written Thai. He is a citizen of Thailand, Australia and Ireland and has extensive business, legal and consumer knowledge within Thailand.

Tim is passionate about helping others, living a healthy lifestyle and enjoys various outdoor activities such as golf, sailing and scuba diving.

Tim serves as a board member and advisor of Miracles Asia and his knowledge of the Asian market as well as expat and 3rd-culture issues has been essential to the development of our clinic.

“Miracles Asia has the opportunity to really impact peoples’ lives for the better, and I am both excited and honored to be a part of it.”

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 Chaisongkhram Kuntiyoo (POM)
Operations Manager

“Chef” manages overall facility operations and is responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, food and beverage, quality control and safety measures for Miracles Asia. A long term resident of Phuket as well as extensive experience working abroad, Chef serves as a company representative on regulatory issues and is our liaison to the local community.

Chef’s background in hospitality management makes him a valuable asset as service staff supervisor and the person who makes sure that every Miracles Asia client receives the best comforts.

“Look for the positive in those around you and point them out.”

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 Khru Ning
Yoga Instructor

Khru Ning is our in-house personal yoga instructor who is trained in Therapeutic Yoga and Anatomy since 2015. She completed 200 hrs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and 200 hrs of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course. She is now running her own yoga workshops in Phuket Town.

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 Yutthasart Chaibuakeaw
Certified Practitioner Nurse

Yutthasart Chaibuakeaw is our Certified Practitioner Nurse who graduated and done his training from The Royal Thai Navy College of Nursing. For several years nurse Yutthasart works with Phuket Provincial Hospital where he also done his training in Advance Cardiovascular Life Support.

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 Bill O’Leary
Board Member

Bill is a board member as well as an invaluable co-founder of Miracles Asia.

Bill (Billo’) has an Associate Diploma in Community Recreation and is a multi-ticketed professional mariner. He worked managing luxury boating operations for island resorts in Australia for 5 years before sailing to Thailand in 1987. He then managed Amancruises for Amanpuri in Phuket for 21 years. Billo’ is now the General Manager Marine Operations for the Malaysian Government’s Desaru Coast development on the South China Sea. He has been clean and sober since 1999.

“I hit bottom and got sober in Phuket so I know that real Miracles do happen on this island.

When Mark asked if I wanted to be a part of a totally new concept luxury rehab in Phuket called “Miracles”, I knew it was my opportunity to be a part of something truly exceptional that could help addicts and alcoholics change their lives for the better.

When he explained a program concept of management and clinical team all enjoying long-term sobriety, it really made sense for me.

Our clients will enjoy luxury villa accommodations working for the same Miracle of sobriety that happened for me in Phuket.”

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