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.

 

Jenna Klingensmith, Medical Assistant

I am a 2016 Graduate of Slippery Rock University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Public Health. Following my graduation I Joined the Air Force Reserves and spent 8 months of Training at Fort Sam Houston San Antonio, TX and the hospital at Langley Air Force Base, VA. I was top 3 in my class to become an Aerospace Medical Technician, Nationally Registered EMT and received my CPR/BLS Certifications.

            I have always had a passion for Health Care, helping others, and travel! I studied abroad in Scotland my sophomore year of College where I took classes on Nutrition and Dietetics. I hope to continue a career studying different aspects of Health. My future plan is to become a registered nurse. I am really excited for my new job here at ConnectedHealth and feel very fortunate to get to work for such an amazing company with such a welcoming staff! 

Cindy Verlinich, Health Coach

Working as a Health Coach for Connected Health has given me the opportunity to build on my past experiences, in particular being able to partner and work with a variety of customers and coupling that with my strong personal passion towards good health and fitness. 

I enjoy working here with a talented team of people who share in my same passion and dedication.  I am very fortunate to learn about proactive health and treatment approaches from one of the area's best and most caring doctors! I get the greatest level of satisfaction by serving our customers at Connected Health and together, with our team, help coach them towards improving their health.

I have had over 18 years of experience with the world’s largest international diversified natural resource company.  This included extensive experience providing assistance to our senior managers, servicing our US customers and performing in a wide area of disciplines.

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

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.  

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 ConnectedHealth.  My clients and I both enjoy training in this state-of-the-art facility.  Check us out!

My certifications are:

  • Lesmils bodypump 
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer 
  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise
  • Yoga Fit Certification
  • Yoga Steps Certification
  • Pilates Certification
  • PIYO Certification
  • Turbokick Certification
  • Member Fit Bodies Inc.
  • AQUA Aerobic 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.  Go big or go home!

 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 ConnectedHealth.  

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

Teralynn Corino

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.  Go big or go home!

 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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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

Jared Volpe

I am a 2016 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelors degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration.

I love the business side of sports and have a number of different experiences working in High School athletic departments. My position here at Connected Health allows me to expand my knowledge of the many different aspects of the fitness world along with health and personal well being.  The administrative aspect of my job will give me the opportunity to grow as a professional as I continue to learn new things on a daily basis.  
I am very excited for what the future holds here at Connected Health.