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.
Brian R. Baker,
M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Brian R. Baker serves as Chief Medical Officer 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.
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 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.
Director of Compliance
Jessica Arrambidez serves as Director of Compliance for our Corporate office and clinic locations.
Ms. Arrambidez has more than 14 years of experience in healthcare to include health insurance plans and provider based organizations. Her leadership roles included both compliance and operations.
Ms. Arrambidez received her Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Texas at Arlington and paralegal certificate from Tarrant County College.
Director of Marketing
Katie Turner joined CoreLife in July of 2021 and serves as Director of Marketing. 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 15 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.
MS, RD, LDN
Vice President of Dietetics
Robin Gould MS, RD, LDN serves as Vice President of Dietetics at CoreLife. Ms. Gould has extensive experience with interviewing, hiring, training, and program management in the dietetics, retail, and banking fields. She is devoted to the dietetics profession, is invested in supporting and mentoring CoreLife dietitians while partnering with all discipline leaders to deliver on the CoreLife mission.
Her background combines experience in the dietetics and business fields. Prior to joining CoreLife in early 2021 as a dietitian, Ms. Gould served as clinical faculty for Saint Elizabeth University’s combined master’s dietetic internship program, managed corporate wellness nutrition program implementation, and was an appointed ACEND program reviewer for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Ms. Gould earned her Master of Science in Nutrition and a Bachelor in Foods and Nutrition, Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Saint Elizabeth University. She also received a BSBA in Marketing from American University.
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.
Dr. Elyse Michelson,
Regional Medical Director
CoreLife in Maryland
Dr. Elyse Michelson, MD serves as a Regional Medical Director for CoreLife Maryland. Dr. Michelson is a board-certified internist in Reisterstown, MD. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University with dual degrees in Biology and Nutrition. She then earned a Doctorate in Medicine from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical school). She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System before joining Clinical Associates as a primary care physician where she has practiced for 18 years and serves on their executive board. She has held a position as an Associate Professor of Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medical School since 2009 and has also served as a preceptor for students from the Penn State Physician Assistant program.
Dr. Michelson has always maintained a special interest in both bariatric and preventive medicine and strongly believes in tailoring the practice of medicine to the individual needs of her patients in order to help them achieve their health care goals.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.