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


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

Garrett Barr

Health Care Innovation Specialist

Garrett Barr is a dynamic Health Care Innovation Specialist with a track record of transforming healthcare delivery…
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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

Berlinda teaches appropriate diet education to patients and provided ongoing nutritional counseling…
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Diana Vittorio, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
License: ND7425
NPI: 1265952493

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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Carolina Castelli Figley, MD, RDN

Registered Dietician and Medical Doctor

Dr. Figley received her Medical Degree in 2007 after finishing a residency at several medical facilities and hospitals in the Mahoning valley including North Side Hospital in Youngstown Ohio, Trumbull Memorial Hospital …
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Marie E. Pierrelus

Registered Dietician

Marie Pierrelus is originally from the Caribbean and was raised in South Florida. While in college, she took a nutrition course which led her to appreciate the preventive role that nutrition plays in the development of chronic illnesses …
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Nohely Torres, RDN

Registered Dietician / Nutritionist

Nohely Torres is a bilingual culinary nutrition educator with a passion for improving people’s health through nutrition and cooking. With a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a dietetic internship…
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Angela Prodanov, MPT

Physical Therapist
License: PT 25395
NPI: 1265998702

Angela is leading an interdisciplinary team with wide variety of patients…
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Jack Luginbuhl, PTA, BS, EP-C

Physical Therapist Assistant
License: PTA 30375

Jack graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology in 2018, and currently maintains an Exercise Physiologist…
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James Sauerwald

License: PT 32884
NPI: 1114436490

James R. Sauerwald, PT, DPT, AIB-VRC, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, as well as balance and fall prevention…
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Linda Cook M.S., C.C.C.

Speech Language Pathologist
License: SA 9143

Joining the CHP team and helping to nurture their mission is Ms. Linda Cook. She comes with over 40 years experience in the fields of Speech Language Pathology, Education, and Educational Leadership…
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Ainalez Lopez, SLP

License: SA12665
NPI: 1871844837

Ainalez Lopez is a bilingual in Spanish Speech and Language Pathologist. She is licensed by the Department of Health of Florida and has her Certificate of Clinical…
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Cynthia Yzaguirre, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Cynthia Yzaguirre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified School Counselor, a Registered Yoga Teacher-200, and Love and Logic Facilitator…
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Celia Burke, OTR

License: OT 21509
NPI: 1871182402

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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Karen Clements, OTR

License: OT 19008
NPI: 1164564548

Karen Clements is a registered occupational therapist. She is licensed by the Department of Health of Florida.‌
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Lisa Feola, OTR

Occupational Therapist
License: COTA 17888

Lisa has been a resident of Marco Island for over 20 years. She has over 3 years of occupational therapy experience at Core Health Partners in both adults and pediatrics…
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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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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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Kyle Sellers, ATC/L

Sports Medicine
Certified Athletic Trainer
License AL 4993

Originally from Orlando, FL, Kyle has always had a passion for sports and helping athletes continue to perform at their highest level. This allowed Kyle to begin his career in sports medicine…
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Andrew Nieves MS, LAT, ATC

Director of Sports MedicineCertified Athletic Trainer

Nieves is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he was a graduate student at Moravian University completing his Master’s degree in Athletic Training. While at Moravian University, Nieves was granted the opportunity to complete …
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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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Mario Lopez, ATC/L

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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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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Dr Patricia Poling

Inaugural Medical Director

7/23/2018- 3/31/2021
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