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.
Acting Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Cressent H. Pressly serves as Acting Chief Medical Officer of CoreLife Healthcare.
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 Acting Chief Medical Officer, 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 offers for the treatment of obesity and its related illnesses.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Ebersole drives the organization and strategy of the company’s financial position with responsibility for finance, accounting, planning & analysis, and technology. He sets the strategic direction for the coordinated and consolidated revenue and cash management function, buoyed by an enterprise-wide data management and business intelligence function; participating in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives.
Mr. Ebersole has contributed significantly to CoreLife since 2013, previously as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. His leadership helped the company grow from two practices and 10 employees in 2013 to 35 practices and more than 300 employees in 2021.
Prior to joining CoreLife, Mr. Ebersole served within JPMorgan Private Bank. His responsibilities included bank operations and asset management. He has more than 10 years of 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, Chief Business Officer
David DeLeonibus leads and drives CoreLife’s healthcare partnerships, business development operations and marketing efforts with a focus on the long-term growth and expansion of the organization. His ability to foster and maintain relationships has been key to the growing success of CoreLife.
Serving as Executive Vice President since 2014, Mr. DeLeonibus was able to grow referral networks from 150 a year to over 25,000. In addition to establishing multiple health system partnerships, Mr. DeLeonibus was responsible for the development, integration and growth strategy for all health system and physician partnerships.
Prior to joining CoreLife, Mr. DeLeonibus 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.
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
Heather Aram joined CoreLife in 2022 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously vice president of service line and ambulatory sevelopment at Novant Health UVA Health System, Heather brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience combined with a proven track record in healthcare operations, provider alignment and strategic planning. Prior to joining Novant Health, she worked in medical device sales and is a former labor and delivery nurse.
In addition to her work at UVA Community Health, she demonstrates a strong conviction to support the local communities through volunteerism. She currently serves on the Prince William County George Mason University Advisory Board, Hylton Performing Arts Board of Directors, Prince William Medical Center Foundation Board and is the UVA ACO Board Chair since 2016. Heather previously served on the DC Metro March of Dimes Board of Directors as well as Prince William County Chamber of Commerce Board. She is a 2016 graduate of Lead Virginia. As a finalist for the Heroines of Washington Award in 2014, Heather was honored with a nomination that recognizes inspirational women from the DC Metro Area for their volunteerism. She is passionate about Helping Haitian Angels, a non-profit Christian organization caring for orphaned and abandoned children in Northern Haiti.
Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and is currently finishing her Master of Business Administration with Louisiana State University Shreveport.
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Christian Puff has served as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of CoreLife since June 2021. She has dedicated her career to health law matters.
Prior to her serving in this capacity, Ms. Puff has held several roles as both in house and outside counsel, having worked for the largest health law only firms in the nation, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, as well as some of the largest health care organizations in the country, including Humana Inc. and Express Scripts, Inc.
Throughout her career, Ms. Puff has represented both payers and providers, has served in several leadership roles in the American Bar Association Health Law Section, and is an AAA Healthcare Arbitrator.
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.
Vice President of Sales & Healthcare Relations
As the Vice President of Sales & Healthcare Relations for CoreLife Healthcare Mr. Drumheller provides leadership, direction and management for the company’s sales processes and teams. He is responsible for the overall growth, sales and performance of the company, providing direction and the alignment of objectives with the business strategy.
Prior to joining CoreLife Mr. Drumheller served as an Account Executive for Konica Minolta Healthcare. There he oversaw four different product categories and was responsible for driving new business in six separate states. Mr. Drumheller has a wide range of experience and expertise in the healthcare and financial markets. As an innovative and profit-driven sales and business development Leader, Mr. Drumheller has a proven ability to design effective sales strategies, build relationships, secure clients, and achieve strong results under challenging circumstances.
Mr. Drumheller holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Greensboro College.
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Katie Turner joined CoreLife in July of 2021 and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for shaping, managing, and elevating the reputation of CoreLife through effective marketing, public relations, and communications strategies. In this role, she oversees the marketing team, manages the CoreLife brand, develops comprehensive marketing and engagement plans, and sets and directs achievement of marketing goals.
Ms. Turner has over 16 years of experience setting vision, developing teams, and elevating marketing within organizations to maximize strategic performance. Prior to joining CoreLife she was Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland where she successfully transformed the marketing function to a fully integrated, strategic, and proactive team that is driving marketing decisions and results through all areas of college business and operations. Previously, Ms. Turner served in marketing leadership roles at the National Aquarium and American Red Cross.
Ms. Turner holds a B.S. from Towson University and a M.S. from University of Maryland College Park. She is a PMI Project Management Professional and AMA Certified Professional Marketer.
Vice President of Medical Exercise
Cory Clayville serves as CoreLife’s Vice President of Medical Exercise. He is responsible for ensuring a quality patient experience as it relates to physical health and exercise care. Mr. Clayville collaborates and works closely with the other members of the Clinical Leadership Team to ensure safe and effective exercise practices throughout CoreLife.
Mr. Clayville has been in the medical exercise and rehabilitative industry for over 10 years, earning a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science as well as holding certifications in medical exercise, functional exercise, and personal training.
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Vice President of Dietetics
Patrick Dunn, MPH, RD, LDN serves as the Vice President of Dietetics for CoreLife. In his capacity, Mr. Dunn oversees all aspects of nutrition services, quality assurance, clinical metrics, and key performance indicators across the organization for all Registered Dietitians. Mr. Dunn is responsible for the creation and coordination of nutrition-related initiatives and strategies throughout the company. Mr. Dunn develops and refines dietetic policies, procedures, and protocols while serving as a liaison between Corporate and Regional markets.
Mr. Dunn’s background is in maternal and pediatric nutrition. Prior to CoreLife, he served as a nutritionist and dietitian for the Maryland state WIC program where he served some of the largest communities and populations in Maryland. He has combined experience in the fields of clinical and community dietetics, public health policy and programs, as well as business.
Mr. Dunn earned his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s in Nutrition Science Cum Laude from Morgan State University. He is devoted to the dietetics profession and is invested in supporting and mentoring CoreLife dietitians to uphold the CoreLife mission, vision, and model. Patrick enjoys the opportunity to make a difference, inspire fellow dietitians to excel at what they have to offer, and to advocate for the value RDs bring to patients and the healthcare team.
Vice President of Behavioral Health
Leah Mandley, LCSW-c is the Vice President for Behavioral Health Services for CoreLife.
Prior to joining CoreLife, Ms. Mandley spent more than 20 years working in the mental health and substance use treatment industry. For the past 10 years, she served in area director and program/clinical director roles. She has formal training in Situational Leadership and is an approved Clinical Supervisor with various licensing boards.
Her passion is supporting clinicians in their professional development, resulting in holistic patient care and overall patient wellness. Clinically, Ms. Mandley has a myriad of formal training in trauma informed care models and cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes that underneath a patient’s physical health issues are unacknowledged or untreated behavioral health conditions and/or traumatic experiences. With the support of the behavioral health team, patients will not only succeed at meeting their goals but will thrive.
Vice President of Medical Services
Adrienne Vega, MSN, MBA is the Vice President of Medical Services for all CoreLife markets.
Ms. Vega is responsible for the coordination and execution of clinical initiatives and strategies throughout the company. She works alongside various leaders to ensure efficient and effective execution of CoreLife’s clinical model of care. Ms. Vega develops and refines medical policies, procedures, and protocols, acts as a liaison between Corporate and regional markets and oversees Quality Assurance for clinical metrics and KPI’s.
She has over 17 years of experience in both clinical and healthcare administration, including caring for the pediatric and adult population in both acute and chronic settings and family practice. She then transitioned into various leadership roles within managed care organizations. This oversight included utilization management, quality assurance, appeals and grievances with a focus on process improvement.
Ms. Vega earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami, her Master’s in Nursing from Florida International University as well as her Master’s in Business Administration.
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, CoreLife Novant Health
Dr. Denise Dennis-Coke, MD, MPH serves as the Medical Director for CoreLife Novant Health in North Carolina.
Dr. Dennis-Coke completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master of Public Health degree at the University at Albany in Albany, New York. She then completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the Jacob’s School of Medicine in Buffalo, NY. She enjoys teaching and taught clinical medicine to medical students and residents for 2 years after training. She currently practices primary care medicine in Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Dennis-Coke has always had an interest in chronic disease management and particularly how weight affects other chronic conditions. As a result, she pursued a subspecialty certification in the field of Obesity Medicine and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2020. She has since incorporated Obesity Medicine into her current clinical practice. She is passionate about helping her patients reduce their chronic disease burden and live their healthiest and most vibrant lives.
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.
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.
President CoreLife North Carolina
Steve Garner serves as President of CoreLife North Carolina overseeing all operations, business activities, and expansion efforts in the North Carolina market.
Mr. Garner has an extensive leadership history in both the acute and ambulatory healthcare settings. Prior to joining CoreLife, he worked for 15 years at Novant Health in a variety of roles within the orthopedic service line.
Mr. Garner received his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from High Point University, and his Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University.
President of CoreLife Maryland
Barbara serves as President of Corelife Maryland overseeing all operations, business activities, and expansion efforts in Maryland. Barbara brings over three decades of experience and leadership in the healthcare sector to our team here at CoreLife.
Her background spans across pharmaceutical sales, operations for home care and wound care centers across several metro-area hospitals, administrator of assisted living facilities, and sales/marketing director of long term care facilities. Barbara graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
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.