Raymond J Kostkowski has served as the Chairman of CoreLife Health Services since 2012. He is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the business and directly manages health system partnerships.
Prior to serving as Chairman, Mr. Kostkowski was President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Trust Finance since 1999. His responsibilities include managing the Company’s growth and strategic banking partnerships as a leading commercial finance company to the business sector.
Earlier, Mr. Kostkowski served as President of Orion Holdings. His responsibilities included the negotiation, acquisition and integration of more than 200 companies serving in the healthcare, technology, distribution, and the retail sector. His extensive operating experience extends over 30 years with private and public companies.
Presently, Mr. Kostkowski serves as Chairman of Benfield Investments Corp., a leading commercial property investment and management company. He serves on the board of Capital Call and CoraCares, a children’s health non-profit.
Sean P Kostkowski has served as President of CoreLife Health Services since 2012.
Based on a personal experience, Mr. Kostkowski founded CoreLife and created a new category within healthcare that did not previously exist. As President of CoreLife, Mr. Kostkowski serves as a hands-on executive with direct oversight of the expansion and the executive operating team of the business.
Prior to CoreLife, Mr. Kostkowski served as a compliance manager within the healthcare division of CTF Corporation.
Mr. Kostkowski serves as a board member of CoraCares and is actively involved in numerous child advocacy programs. He also serves on the board of Sixx Investments Corp.
Mr. Kostkowski is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.A. in History and was an Athletic Merit Scholar.
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan S Ebersole has served as the COO of CoreLife Health Services since 2013. He is responsible for the day to day leadership, operations of the health centers, and project management oversight of strategic initiatives. In this role, Mr. Ebersole has overseen and implemented CoreLife’s expansion. He also partners with clinical leadership to identify unmet needs of the patients that CoreLife is uniquely positioned to serve.
Prior to joining CoreLife, Mr Ebersole served within JPMorgan Private Bank. His responsibilities included bank operations and asset management. Mr. Ebersole has 10+ years experience in various capacities including operations, finance, real estate, and consulting.
Mr. Ebersole also serves on the board of directors of CoraCares and FlowersOnline.com.
Mr. Ebersole is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Finance from the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics.
Executive Vice President
David A DeLeonibus has served as the Executive Vice President of CoreLife Health Services since 2014.
Mr. DeLeonibus is responsible for the development, integration and growth strategy of all health system and physician partnerships. He also manages a dedicated team of physician advocates that work directly with physicians in support of unique patient care plans and programs. He is heavily focused on coordinating patient centered care with physician groups within a multidisciplinary model. His ability to foster and maintain physician relationships has been instrumental to CoreLife’s success.
Prior to joining CoreLife, Dave served as a Director of Customer Care with Autonation – America’s Largest Auto Retailer.
Presently, Mr. DeLeonibus serves on the board of Directors of CoraCares, a children’s health non-profit and is actively involved in community health initiatives.
Mr. DeLeonibus has a B.B.A in Business Management & Finance from College of Roanoke.
Senior Vice President of Administration
Jay Somers serves as CoreLife’s Senior Vice President of Administration. He is responsible for overseeing all corporate and administrative functionality, as well as leading key strategic initiatives. In this role, Mr. Somers collaborates with executive and retional leadership to identify performance improvement opportunities and co-create targeted initiatives with cross-functional departments.
Mr. Somers served with distinction for over 12 years as an Officer in the United States Military where he held several specialties including “Healthcare Administration Officer” and “Healthcare Intelligence Officer.” Upon leaving the United States Military, he continued to lead in operation roles within the healthcare industry, notably at Davita Dialysis and later at Healogics, earning awards for operational distinction with both organizations.
Mr. Somers holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from George Mason University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Brian Lloyd serves as CoreLife’s Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Lloyd is responsible for maximizing CoreLife’s operating performance and achieving both clinical and financial goals. Additionally, Mr. Lloyd is directly responsible for helping to establish, oversee, and execute on CoreLife’s strategic plan.
Mr. Lloyd has vast experience in the weight loss and healthcare market space serving in executive roles across strategy, marketing, sales, business development and alliances. With his leadership, he has guided organizations to develop their strategic imperatives, identify new market opportunities, and leverage his operational skills to increase overall organizational productivity.
Mr. Lloyd received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Brown University. He earned his Executive MBA in Business Management from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.
President CoreLife Alabama
Jonathan R. Culwell has served as President of CoreLife Health Services of Alabama since its inception in 2018. As President, Mr. Culwell oversees all operations, business activities, and expansion efforts in the Alabama market.
Mr. Culwell began his healthcare career as an administrator with NHS Management and earlier, worked as an attorney in Birmingham.
Mr. Culwell received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of Alabama. Additionally, Culwell earned a Juris Doctorate from The University of Mississippi School of Law and is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association.
President of CoreLife North Carolina
Gina Gordon serves as President of CoreLife North Carolina overseeing all operations, business activities, and expansion efforts in the North Carolina market.
Ms. Gordon has an extensive history in healthcare to include clinical experience as both a registered dietitian and registered nurse. Her leadership and administrative experience includes the development of both ambulatory and acute bariatric services.
Ms. Gordon received her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Appalachian State University and Associate Degree in Nursing from Forsyth Technical Community College.
President of CoreLife Pennsylvania
Sean Kenworthy serves as President of CoreLife Pennsylvania overseeing all operations, business activities, and expansion efforts in the Pennsylvania market.
Mr. Kenworthy has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the physical therapy field. His strong relationships with the medical community have been instrumental in establishing CoreLife in the Pennsylvania market and ensuring the highest standard of collaborative patient care.
Mr. Kenworthy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing from West Virginia University.
Buckley, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief Medical Officer
Brooke M. Buckley, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and serves as Chief Medical Officer of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital south of Detroit, Michigan.
She previously served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Meritus Health and the Associate Chair of Surgery and Medical Director for both the Acute Care Surgery and Wound Center programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland. She is an active member of the Maryland State Medical Association (serving as president, 2015-2016), the American College of Surgeons, and the Michigan and West Virginia State Medical Societies. A long time member of the American Medical Association, Dr. Buckley is Chair of Congressional Review Committee of the American Medical Political Action Committee. Dr. Buckley graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, in Columbus, Ohio, and completed Internship and Surgical Residency in General Surgery at Fairview Hospital in the Cleveland Clinic Health System.
Dr. Buckley is passionate about health and healthy lifestyles, especially for underserved populations. Her advocacy and volunteer work is largely focused on public health measures that bring access to affordable care and meaningful health care delivery where both the providers and the patients have the resources and the skills to grow whole community health.
Brian R. Baker,
M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P.
Corporate Medical Director CoreLife
Dr. Brian R. Baker serves as Medical Director of CoreLife.
Dr. Brian Baker is a practicing Emergency Physician and a native Annapolitan. Dr. Baker received his B.S. from Bucknell University with a concentration in Biology and Economics, and then his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also served as chief resident, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Later, Dr. Baker received his MBA degree with concentration in healthcare from George Washington University.
Dr. Baker has extensive experience in process improvement and creating operational efficiencies in the healthcare setting. His most recent focus has been in the development of a physician network that seeks to integrate clinical information and healthcare delivery services across the continuum of care. Dr. Baker has a particular interest in fostering collaboration between physicians and healthcare systems with the goal of improving quality and lowering healthcare costs across the region.
Director of Medical Operations
Prior to CoreLife, Ms. Economos trained and coached dozens of nurses over a 20 year span, including serving as a nurse, mentor, and resource for overseeing care for students and support staff in a large public high school. When called to represent her district, she organized and set standards for nursing care and protocols, helping to develop new standards and improve the statewide evaluation system for medical staff.
Ms. Economos completed her Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015, following her interest in health and wellness. After seeking a more comprehensive approach to health care and a role to put her experience in weight loss healthcare to use, she joined with CoreLife to oversee operations, training and execution of CoreLife’s medical providers.
Dr. Wai Foo serves as a medical director for CoreLife and works to help patients reach their wellness goals by alleviating pain issues that may hinder mobility, using non-opioid therapies.
Dr. Wai Foo is a practicing interventional pain physician and serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Clearway Pain Solutions, one of the largest pain specialty groups in Maryland.
He earned his B.S. in Biology at University of Alabama in Birmingham, then went on to complete his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated as a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. Dr. Wai Foo completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at NYU Rusk, one of the top 10 rehabilitation centers in the US, and served as a unit chief resident. He later completed his interventional spine fellowship at Lags Spine & Sports where he was trained in many non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments for pain.
Dr. Robert M. Murray has served as CoreLife Alabama’s Medical Director since its inception in 2018. Dr. Murray is a certified American Board of Internal Medicine physician that has been in the practice of primary care medicine in the state of Alabama for over 35 years.
Dr. Murray has had a lifelong interest in preventative medicine, specifically related to the aspect of lifestyle changes that improve one’s quality of life.
Dr. Murray received his Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Alabama School of Medicine.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Ray Browne, MD, MPH serves as Associate Medical Director of CoreLife Alabama.
Dr. Browne has been practicing internal medicine in Birmingham, AL for over 30 years and is passionate about preventive health care. He serves on the board of admissions for UAB’s Medical School and serves as preceptor at UAB’s Physician Assistant program.
As Associate Medical Director, Dr. Browne is responsible for overseeing quality measures of the program and serves as liaison between CoreLife and its medical partners.
Dr. Browne earned his BA in Biology from State University of New York at Albany, his M.P.H. from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from George Washington University Medical School. Dr. Browne completed his internship and residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Whitney Y. Tew, M.D. serves as Associate Medical Director of CoreLife Alabama.
Dr. Tew is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Birmingham, AL. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and Nutrition Studies from University of Alabama, and her medical degree for University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Tew is also a military veteran and currently serves as a Flight Surgeon in the Alabama Army National Guard.
As Associate Medical Director, Dr. Tew is responsible for the training and clinical oversight of the advanced practice providers she works alongside. Dr. Tew combines her medical, nutritional, and exercise knowledge and expertise to help CoreLife patients reach their weight loss and personal health goals.
Dr. Jonathan C. Patrowicz serves as Medical Director of CoreLife Delmarva.
Dr. Patrowicz is a board-certified practicing Family Physician and Medical Director, serving the Wicomico County, Maryland area for over 18 years. After earning his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, Dr. Patrowicz went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine (now known as Rowan University). He then completed his internship and residency at UMDNJ-SOM in Family Medicine and served as Assistant Chief Resident. After relocating to Salisbury, Maryland in 2001, Dr. Patrowicz has held active and associate staff privileges at Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he has served as a Physician and Wound Care Specialist. He also has provided medical coverage and lectured at Salisbury University in the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department.
Dr. Patrowicz is an active medical leader in the community. He currently serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Salisbury Health Group, is a Medical Director of Progressive MRI/MedTel Imaging, and is a member and former Medical Director of the Peninsula Regional Clinically Integrated Network. He has been awarded Best Physician for the last three years (2017, 2018, 2019) for Wicomico County, voted by the patient community.
Dr. Patrowicz’s objectives as a primary care physician and focus on preventative care align with the CoreLife philosophy of helping people become healthier by focusing on proper medical care, exercise, diet, along with habits and psychology to change patient’s lives for the better.
CoreLife Adventist HealthCare
Dr. Avni Jain, MD, FAAFP serves as Medical Director for CoreLife Adventist HealthCare.
Dr. Jain is a family physician with Adventist Medical Group in Germantown, MD and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Jain has over 12 years of experience practicing Medicine with special interest in Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health. Prior to joining Adventist Healthcare in 2012, she worked with major Healthcare providers in Twin Cities (Minnesota), where she enjoyed practicing full-spectrum family medicine.
Dr. Jain tailors her treatment approach to meet every individual’s needs and enjoys meeting people from various cultural backgrounds. Dr. Jain strongly believes in giving back to the community by actively participating in local events and is a frequent contributor to various blogs and radio spots on seasonal medical advice.
As Medical Director, Dr. Jain’s role is to oversee the clinical operations of the practices, lead collaborative efforts within the medical community and raise awareness of the comprehensive program CoreLife Adventist HealthCare offers for the treatment of obesity and its related illnesses.
Dr Jain completed her Residency from university of Minnesota/St Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program following the completion of Medical School in India.
Medical Director of Behavioral Health
CoreLife North Carolina
Dr. Constantino serves as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Corelife of North Carolina.
Dr. Constantino is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Charlotte, NC. She has over 10 years of clinical experience providing comprehensive mental health care in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health centers, and hospitals. Dr. Constantino also has extensive experience treating patients of all ages with diverse backgrounds and diagnoses. She is passionate about helping individuals live a healthy life both mentally and physically.
As Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Dr. Constantino’s role is to oversee the behavioral health clinical operations of the practices. She leads collaborative efforts within the behavioral health and medical communities, and raises awareness of the comprehensive program CoreLife offers, specifically related to behavioral health and its role in the treatment of obesity.
Medical Director of Bariatrics
CoreLife North Carolina
Dr. James Dasher serves as Medical Director of Bariatrics for Corelife North Carolina.
Dr. Dasher is the Director for Bariatric Surgery for the Novant Health Greater Winston Salem market. With over twenty years experience with metabolic/weight loss surgery, Dr. Dasher maintains the Center of Excellence designation by the ASMBS for Kernersville Medical Center.
As Medical Director of Bariatrics, Dr. Dasher leads the coordination of care between CoreLife and its partnering medical and surgical providers, ensuring patients receive the best therapies to fit their individual needs and result in the most optimal health outcomes.
CoreLife Novant Health
Dr. Cressent H. Pressly serves as Medical Director of CoreLife North Carolina.
Dr. Pressly, MD, MPH is a board-certified family medicine physician in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Pressly earned her Bachelor of Science from University of Richmond, her Master in Public Health from the Medical College of Virginia and her doctorate in medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Cone Health Residency Program in Greensboro, NC, before joining Novant Health Maplewood Family Medicine, where she has over 15 years of experience caring for patients of all ages. She also serves on the advisory board for the Community Health and Wellness Institute of Novant Health. Dr. Pressly’s focus is on promoting mental and physical wellness, women’s health, and providing patient-centered compassionate care.
As Medical Director, Dr. Pressly will oversee the clinical operations of the practices, lead collaborative efforts within the medical community and raise awareness of the comprehensive program CoreLife Novant Health offers for the treatment of obesity and its related illnesses.
Dr. William C. Ware, MD serves as Medical Director of CoreLife Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ware is the founder of Ware Medical Associates, a physician group that delivers primary care adult medicine in southeastern Pennsylvania. Throughout his 30+ year career, Dr. Ware has worked with thousands of patients to coach and educate them to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. He works with school districts and municipalities regarding student and community health issues.
As Medical Director, Dr. Ware’s role is to oversee the clinical operations of the practices, lead collaborative efforts within the medical community and raise awareness of the comprehensive program CoreLife offers for the treatment of obesity and its related illnesses.
Dr. Ware received his B.S from Wilkes College and M.D. from Hahnemann Medical College. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center.