Meet Your Core Health Partners Leadership Team - Core Health Partners, CHP

Meet Your Core Health Partners Leadership Team

Experienced Administrative Leadership

Paul J. Thein, ED.S.

Manager/ Sr. Executive VP for Advancement & Partnerships

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239-571-9015

Paul Thein leads the Core Health Partners movement…
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Jo Ellen Condon, RDN, LD, CDE

Quality Control Director
License: DX2531 (MD)
NPI 1538216932


Jo Ellen Condon holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Nutrition …
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Dr. John Querci

Medical Director
License: OS 16473
NPI: 1033103783


Dr. John Querci follows Dr. Patricia Poling as only the second medical director in the history of Core Health Partners (CHP)…
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Michael T. Havig, M.D

Team Doctor/ Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
License: ME 0076299
NPI: 1992775589


Dr. Michael T. Havig is the leading orthopedist at ORTHOCOLLIER and has been recognized…
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Joe Balavage

Community Liaison for Chronic Disease Programs & Partnerships


Joe Balavage passionately serves as a community liaison…
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Administrative Support Staff

Izabeau Hunt

Sr. Talent Specialist


Izabeau Hunt is a Sr. Talent Specialist for Core Health Partners and brings over 5 years of diverse recruiting, HR, and compliance related experience to the team….
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Sam Patel, MPT

Medical Management


Sam’s goal is always been focused on helping others. Before entering the pharmacy business, Sam Patel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy….
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Passionate Clinical Practitioners

Lindy Abed, MS, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist
License: ND 7385
NPI: 1275193500

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Berlinda teaches appropriate diet education to patients and provided ongoing nutritional counseling…
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Roberta Davis, MS, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist
License: ND 7412
NPI: 108395407

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Roberta began her professional dietetics career at The Ohio State University Medical Center…
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Itchaqueira B. Fontanez, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist
License: ND 9854
NPI: 1629664685

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Itchaqueira B. Fontanez, graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Food science…
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Diana Vittorio, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
License: ND7425
NPI: 1265952493

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Diana Vittorio has been working as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Naples since 2014. Prior to moving to Naples, she graduated Valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science…
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Alejandra A. Francis, RDN, LD

License: NPI: 1215515820

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Alejandra A. Francis is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is passionate about Nutrition and Dietetics to help people achieve a healthy and happy life. She graduated from Keiser University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition…
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Melicent M Bussey PT, CTR, CLT, WCS

Physical Therapist
Licensed: PT 35532

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Melicent Bussey expresses her greatest reward as a physical therapist as seeing her patients achieve functional gains in areas they never thought possible.
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Claire Le Boulenge, MPT

Pediatric Physical Therapist
License: PT 25048
NPI: 1639488935

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Claire comes to us with over 20 years of Physical Therapy experience…
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Angela Prodanov, MPT

Physical Therapist
License: PT 25395
NPI: 1265998702

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Angela is leading an interdisciplinary team with wide variety of patients…
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Shyam Kunadia, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant
License: PTA 30184


Shyam started his career in the Health and Fitness industry after attaining his B.S. in Exercise Science in 2014 from William Paterson University…
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Amy Vande Hei, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
License: PTA 20454


Sandra Benen, OTR

Supervising Occupational Therapist and COTA's
Licensed: OT 18183
NPI: 1245342211

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Sandy has been a resident of Naples for over 25 years and has a great passion for the community and its residents…
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Celia Burke, OTR

License: OT 21509
NPI: 1871182402

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Celia a bilingual therapists graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2020 with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Celia interned at NCH inpatient unit and at Collier County Schools…
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Lisa Feola, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
License: COTA 17888

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Lisa has been a resident of Marco Island for over 20 years. She has 4 years of experience working at Brain Balance of Naples, a supplemental education center…
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Myrna Escobedo, COTA


Myrna Escobedo is from a proud Hispanic heritage with family being born and raised in Mexico. She was raised bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English in LaBelle Fl. She has always had a passion for working in the medical field.
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Hans Smelker, ATC/L

Certified Athletic Trainer ATC/L
License: AL 3822


Originally from Dearborn, MI, Hans has a passion for sports and helping people, which has culminated into his career in sports medicine. As a father of 3, Hans found this passion while coaching his oldest daughters’ youth soccer team …
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Tiffany Jordan, ATC/L, MPT, PA

Certified Athletic Trainer, ATC/L


Tiffany Jordan has served an active role in Sports Medicine for the past 15 years as a first line responder, caring for emergent and non-emergent injuries to athletes. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida where …
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Jeff Barnes, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Licensed & Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist & Director of Sports Medicine
License: AL 5502


Jeff has an extensive background in sports medicine and rehabilitation and has worked…
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Mario Lopez

Athletic Trainer
License: AL 6137


I am 23 years old currently and I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I am also Puerto Rican with my family being born and raised in Puerto Rico. I graduated from FGCU with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2020…
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Livio Ferrari, ISSA Master Trainer

Personal Trainer


Certified: Styku body Image/ Assessment…
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Jessica Sander

Personal Trainer


Jessica Sander is a 15 year veteran in the fitness industry, starting with an extensive background in dance and Pilates…
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Dr Patricia Poling

Inaugural Medical Director


7/23/2018- 3/31/2021
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