Our Staff

Medical Services Staff

Dr. Andrew DeMarco

For 15 years I worked at Allegheny General Outpatient Practice. The demands of the practice did not allow me to spend the quality time I wanted and needed to spend with each patient. 

I decided to change course in my career, so that I could have the ability to form a real relationship with my patients, which is crucial when dealing with a person’s health.

Working as a Concierge Physician here at ConnectedHealth allows me to focus on the individual, rather than the needs of the system and/or the insurance companies.

I am passionate about the concept we have created here at ConnectedHealth. A healthcare model that is truly for the patients.

Dr. Andy is board certified in Internal Medicine with over 25 years of experience. He graduated Cum Laude from Wittenberg University and then attended medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine.  He did his Internship/Residency at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Akron City, receiving the Stanley Matos Award for General Internal Medicine Resident.  

Dr. Andy is certified through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners which allows him to perform CDL exams under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) standard.

He is also certified in Botox and Dermal Filler administration and eyelash lengthening consultations.

 

Carla Claus LPN/Clinical Care Coordinator

I spent the last 14 years as the Director of Operations from Allegheny Health Network’s Obstetrics and Gynecology division.

I am excited to join the Connected Health medical team as an LPN/Clinical Coordinator. I look forward to assisting Dr. Andy with clinical tasks and providing our patients with the best posible care.

Kelly Crow, Medical Receptionist

I have been in the medical field for over ten years. I have done everything from Receptionist to Assistant Business Office Manager. I previously worked with Dr. DeMarco at Pine Richland Medical and jumped at the opportunity to work with him again.

I am excited to work alongside this wonderful team in such a unique environment.   

Personal Trainers & Athletic Republic Coaches

We believe in consistency and relationships when it comes to our trainers and our coaches. We invest a lot of time and effort into only having the best! Our personal trainers are all staffed here full time and are all appropriately certified. Our coaches for Athletic Republic have all passed 3 levels of training that include a trip to Utah for hands on practice and testing. Contact us to schedule training today!  724-933-4300

Alex Arnold

Fitness and nutrition is more than just a job for me, it’s the way I live my life. I have a strong passion for showing others ways to improve their life through properly taking care of themselves and getting them ready for whatever their future has in store for them.  I have a strong desire for knowledge, which lead me to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Youngstown State University. In addition I‘ve completed the CrossFit CF-L1 certification, Level 3 Athletic Trainer through Athletic Republic and various nutrition course work. I continue to explore information in the ever changing health and fitness industry so that I can provide my clients with the most innovative and advanced methods. I provide each client with  a customized plan that specifically cater to their needs and goals. My clientele and experience includes a wide range of ages, conditions, and athletic abilities.  

  • Personal Training 
  • Hockey Performance
  • Running Performance
  • Weight Management
  • ACL Bridge Certified

Stefany Betschart

I am a former athlete (softball, swimming, track, cheer, collegiate dancer) and have a passion for  helping individuals, of all ages and fitness levels, become healthier and more successful.  

Certifications and Experience: 

  • B.S. Sport Management: Wellness & Fitness
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
  • 12 years experience as a personal trainer/ instructor.
  • 10 years experience as a competitive bodybuilder and prep coach

Mike Fox

Michael Fox graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Education.  After working for Oxford Athletic Club he went on to teaching in the Harrisburgh School District.  Upon returning to Pgh, he started Body and Sole Fitness, an in home personal training company with clients all over the Pittsburgh area.  He has degrees in Athletic Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Performance,  Athletic Republic Level 3 and CrossFit Level 1.  He is a certified personal trainer.  

In 2013, Mike and Betty started Connected Health, combining the services of a concierge primary care physician, pharmacy, fitness and nutrition - all under one roof.  

Mike is married with 1 child and lives in the North Hills area.  

John Hornung

M.S., CSCS, SCCC

John is a former athlete who has over 14 years experience working as a performance coach/personal trainer/strength & conditioning coach. He has a B.S. in Microbiology and Minor in Nutrition, along with a M.S. in Exercise Physiology.

As a part of his coaching career, John spent over 4 yrs. as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for both football and track & field at the University of Louisville winning both BCS and Conference Championships. Over the years, he has worked with grade school, high school, collegiate and professional athletes at various facilities. Currently, John is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the North Hills Swim Program.

Along with training athletes, John has also transformed the minds and bodies of numerous individuals with individual-specific programs that help lose fat and gain muscle. Athlete or not, he is forever striving to improve the lives of the clients he works with. 

Mike Marchese

I’m 23 years old and a 2016 graduate of Edinboro University.  I received my undergraduate degree in Human Performance and I’m pursuing a master’s degree in Performance Enhancement and Sport Psychology.

As an athlete myself, I can personally connect with the young athletes who train here at ConnectedHealth.  Playing multiple positions in Football and competing in short sprints, hurdles and jumping events in Track puts me in ‘their' playing shoes.  I’ve been there.  And now I’m excited to help them with their goals and improve their strength and explosiveness through our Athletic Republic programs. 

I’m a Certified Sports Performance Trainer (Athletic Republic) and also a Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine).

I fell in love with the concept of training after I attended a sports medicine conference in college.  After I listened to all of the experts and considered all of the research I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and become.  I set an educational goal, obtained it, and now I can extend that through training and motivating others to reach their own fitness goals, too!

Nothing beats the rush of seeing someone hit a milestone and get excited for their next step!

Donna Reginella

I have a genuine desire to motivate and help my clients achieve their goals.  

I have a great passion for fitness and absolutely love that I can bring that passion to Connected Health. My clients and I both enjoy training in this state-of-the-art facility.  

My certifications are:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise
  • Yoga Fit Certification
  • Yoga Steps Certification
  • Pilates Certification
  • PIYO Certification
  • Turbokick Certification

Zack Schell

Zack has established himself as a successful personal trainer over the past 7 years, holding over 6,000 hours of hands-on training experience. Working as a coach and fitness leader comes easy to Zack. He played top level sports at the highschool, collegiate, and professional level. Zack was a Division 1 Football player at Robert Morris University and is currently playing professional Rugby.

With 21 years of sports experience and 7 years training experience, he guarantees results for all clients who work with him. 

  • NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT
  • TRX Certified
  • CF Level 1 Certified
  • CF Olympic Lifting Ceritfication 

Pharmacy Staff

Betty Rich

Our Healthcare System is broken - There has to be a better way.  

 Betty is a pharmacist by education.  She was part owner in a specialty pharmacy which was all about helping patients with complicated medications.  What’s more complicated than our healthcare system?  So Betty and her partner, Michael Fox set out to create a better way.  Connected Health is a concierge primary care doctor practice, a pharmacy, fitness offerings and a nutritionist - all in one place.  

 Betty is from Pittsburgh, married with 2 kids and lives in Fox Chapel.  She attended University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy graduating in 1992.  She co-owned Fisher’s Specialty Pharmacy until they sold in 2003 and then co-founded Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals which sold in 2010.  Connected Health was started in 2013.  Betty has served on the boards of various companies and charities.  Betty is a Registered Pharmacist and is also certified in eyelash lengthening consultations.

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Operations

Diane Brant

I’ve always been intrigued and challenged by new ventures and ideas.  I think it’s the main reason I spent my entire career in the start-up industry.  From manufacturing to high tech, I’ve seen all sorts of business models and worked in just about every facet of business — from the ground up.  Administration, finance, management, legal, compliance, human resources — you name it.  

When I heard what Betty and Mike were creating here at Connected Health I knew it was the perfect fit for me!  I didn’t hesitate to be part of this innovative take on health and fitness — and I’ve never looked back since.  

I believe there are reasons for everything.  And I know now why I spent all those years practicing such diversity in my career— it was leading me here — where I can apply all of that knowledge towards this amazing concept they call Connected Health.  

Health, Fitness, Nutrition and Pharmacy all wrapped into one truly passionate team of people!  Who could ask to be part of anything more!

Teralynn Garbade

I graduated from St. Bonaventure University, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Sociology.  

I love working at ConnectedHealth because we're like one big family here! 

As a recent college graduate, I couldn't dream of a better first job. I am afforded the opportunity to be a part of a vibrant, innovative entity that incorporates health, fitness, nutrition and a positive lifestyle. My versatile position has allowed me to learn and grow professionally, while working alongside talented individuals who inspire and challenge me on a daily basis. 

I am blessed to have been welcomed into the ConnectedHealth family and look forward to a long future with this company!

Owners

Mike Fox

Michael Fox graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Education.  After working for Oxford Athletic Club he went on to teaching in the Harrisburgh School District.  Upon returning to Pgh, he started Body and Sole Fitness, an in home personal training company with clients all over the Pittsburgh area.  He has degrees in Athletic Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Performance,  Athletic Republic Level 3 and CrossFit Level 1.  He is a certified personal trainer.  

In 2013, Mike and Betty started Connected Health, combining the services of a concierge primary care physician, pharmacy, fitness and nutrition - all under one roof.  

Mike is married with 1 child and lives in the North Hills area.  

Betty Rich

Our Healthcare System is broken - There has to be a better way.  

 Betty is a pharmacist by education.  She was part owner in a specialty pharmacy which was all about helping patients with complicated medications.  What’s more complicated than our healthcare system?  So Betty and her partner, Michael Fox set out to create a better way.  Connected Health is a concierge primary care doctor practice, a pharmacy, fitness offerings and a nutritionist - all in one place.  

 Betty is from Pittsburgh, married with 2 kids and lives in Fox Chapel.  She attended University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy graduating in 1992.  She co-owned Fisher’s Specialty Pharmacy until they sold in 2003 and then co-founded Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals which sold in 2010.  Connected Health was started in 2013.  Betty has served on the boards of various companies and charities.  Betty is a Registered Pharmacist and is also certified in eyelash lengthening consultations.

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Sales

Kate Lederman

I have been in Medical Sales for 13 of my 18 year sales career.  My medical sales background has been with BD Medical and Karl Storz Endoscopy where I had spent time working with UPMC, Allegheny Health Network and all major health systems throughout Western Pennsylvania specializing in Laparoscopic Surgery, Infection Control, and Wound Care. 

When I learned more about Connected Health, I knew it was the place for me. Sitting in my doctor’s office with my newborn waiting over an hour to be seen for a simple antibiotic made me a believer in Concierge Medicine.  My time was valuable and I needed access to my health team; instead I was a one of 5000 patients and was hoping to be “fit in” to their schedule.  Enter Connected Health.  It made such an impact in my life, that I decided to join the family here and grow the practice so everyone can have access to this superior healthcare. 

Nutrition

Rita Singer, RD, LDN, CLT, RYT

I am a registered dietitian,  licensed dietitian/nutritionist a Certified LEAP Therapist (food sensitivities) and Registered Yoga Teacher.  

I help individuals focus on a healthy lifestyle by educating and teaching nutritionnot dieting, for long-term overall health and disease prevention.  I emphasize the importance of whole food nutrition by including foods your body recognizes as real such as whole fruits, whole vegetables, and whole grains.  

I also recognize that wellness is multi-dimensional and is influenced by a number of factors, and achieving a state of health and wellness is related to balance in one’s life.  Nutrition is only one lifestyle component that can help create balance in our lives.  Physical activity and nutrition compliment each other and can help create an optimal state of well-being.  Food is fuel for our bodies and our minds, and therefore can influence all other dimensions.  We can influence the state of our physical and mental/emotional health by eating well, exercising and managing stress. 

I strongly believe in the promotion and integration of health, fitness and a balanced lifestyle.  I consider myself extremely fortunate to have chosen a field of study about which she is passionate, and a career in which I  can translate my passion into improving the lives of others.  My primary focuses are:

  • General Nutrition and Wellness
  • Diabetes 
  • Heart Health (High Cholesterol, Lipids, Blood pressure)
  • Weight Management
  • Specific diet needs (Celiac Disease-Gluten Free diet,  Vegetarian/Vegan, PCOS, IBS, etc)
  • Meal planning
  • Recipe development and cooking
  • Food Sensitivities

Administration

Front Desk & Facilities

Summer Kraus

I have a passion for health and wellness, and love to see customers succeed!

I am a 2013 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health. I grew up and currently reside in the Wexford area with my husband and daughter. 

My main role is to coordinate opportunities for customers in all entities of Connected Health.

I am excited to be a part of the awesome team here at Connected Health, and look forward to the future!

Danielle Toombs

Personal growth and living a healthy lifestyle are two things that have always been important to me.

The positive environment at Connected Health, along with the talented individuals I work beside, make this a great place to be. I love watching people attain their goals, especially in the atmosphere that Connected Health has created.

I'm excited for the opportunity to learn and grow and use my organizational skills to be an asset to the team.

Lisa Walters

It’s important to me to live a healthy lifestyle!

I’m so excited to work in an environment that promotes health and wellness and I look forward to building client relationships.

I look forward to a future where I can learn and grow here at Connected Health.