Christopher Braat

chILD Foundation Board Vice-Chairman

Christopher Braat

Christopher Braat, PhD, a former childhood asthma patient cured through successful treatment, was lucky enough to become a successful athlete and understands the struggles to “catch a breath.” He has since become a health and wellness advocate, by serving in various healthcare roles.

As Enterprise Digital Architect and Senior Director of Digital Media for Ascension Information Services, Christopher partners with other executive leaders across the enterprise to optimize Ascension Health’s strategy and roadmap capabilities in Social Media, Web, intranet and fundraising. He is very passionate about helping shape Ascension’s digital media position by delivering transformative capabilities that add value and reach the lives of patients, families and caregivers.

Christopher’s experience in healthcare spans over 20 years, most recently directing Cleveland Clinic’s technical teams in successfully transforming their digital media footprint by delivering award winning, world-class user experiences, ROI and predictive analytics for user behavior. He has extensive clinical systems implementation, software development and project management experience. He has an earned doctorate in Policy from Cleveland State University, an MBA in MIS from Case Western Reserve University and is a CPHIMS.