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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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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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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Stephen Donald Peace, PTA

YMCA Integrated Health Specialist/ Physical Therapy Assistant


Stephen is a native Floridian born in West Palm Beach to a Nurse mother (Jeanne) and a Carpenter father (Carl). He is the middle child with an older brother named James and a younger sister named Elizabeth…
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Giovanna Tramazzo, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant


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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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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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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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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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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