Christine M Jarosz, RN, BSN began her career in the ICU of a non-profit hospital as a staff nurse and a flight nurse. She quickly became a manager in the ICU and remained in that position for several years. After leaving the hospital, Christine was employed by a specialty pharmacy providing high cost pharmaceuticals to people with chronic conditions with a focus on hemophilia. She remained in this industry for 20 years. In her last company, Christine was Vice President of Pharmacy Operations of a large specialty pharmacy and had a management ownership stake. This pharmacy was eventually sold to a national drugstore chain. After the change in ownership, Christine left the company and started her own business providing reimbursement services to Hemophilia Treatment Centers throughout the US. Her current business was opened in March of 2007 and now has a staff of 18 reimbursement specialists and continues to enjoy growth and success by providing excellent customer service and good financial results to her clients.
After many attempts at weight loss over the years, Christine tried a program somewhat similar to what Freshtetic offers. It was successful, but she felt that she could do a much better job of providing an experience to the weight loss client that would be more personally satisfying and life changing. Thus, the idea of Freshtetic was developed.
Paul E. Collier, MD, FACS
Dr. Collier has been caring for patients with venous and vascular disease for over 30 years. He is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and is a member of the prestigious Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Collier is also an active member of the American College of Phlebology and the highly elite American Venous Forum.
Dr. Collier graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine class of 1979. He received the Merck Award for clinical excellence while at Yale.
Dr. Collier underwent his general surgery residency training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where he served two years as Chief Resident. He then went on to further his training in Vascular Surgery where he completed his fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Upon completing his training in 1986, Dr. Collier has been performing major vascular surgery and venous procedures at Heritage Valley Sewickley in Sewickley, PA.
Dr. Collier has published over 30 articles in the medical literature including articles about the treatment of venous disease. He is the author of four text book chapters. In 1986, he developed the non-invasive vascular laboratory at Heritage Valley Sewickley and currently serves as the director.
Dr. Collier is the founder of the Sewickley Vein Center. He has performed over 10,000 vein procedures and for the past four years he has personally trained both American and International physicians regarding venous procedures. He is very facile at performing non-invasive procedures using the guidance of ultrasound.
Burt Fazi, MD
Dr. Fazi has been treating venous and cardiovascular disease for over 25 years. He is a Board Certified Cardiovascular surgeon. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Fazi graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1978 from West Virginia University with a degree in chemistry and he is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine class of 1982. While at West Virginia University School of Medicine he received honors in pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is also currently an adjunct professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fazi underwent his general surgical training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and served as a Chief Resident during his final year of training. He worked as a general surgical resident under Dr. Collier, during both of Dr. Collier’s chief residency years. Dr. Fazi then pursued a fellowship in cardiovascular surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.
Dr. Fazi was instrumental in developing the cardiac program in Altoona, PA and served as the director of cardiac services prior to joining the Sewickley Vein Center in 2012. He has extensive experience in cardiac surgery and the treatment of venous disease and has been working with both since 1989.
Cindy Brown, LPN
Director of Operations
Health and Wellness Consultant
Cindy Brown, LPN, graduated at the top of her class from the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing’s challenging fast track program. Cindy became interested in the health industry when she dealt with weight issues herself approximately 15 years ago. After reaching her heaviest weight at 230 lbs., she decided it was time for a serious change. She began researching every aspect of nutrition as she didn’t want to just get rid of the weight, she wanted to be healthy.
Following her personal journey, she never lost interest in the pursuit of ideal health and eventually became a franchisee in a popular weight loss franchise. There, she quickly realized she wanted to do more than promote exercise and a 1,200-calorie diet. She knows everyone has different needs, different body types, different metabolisms, and that weight loss programs cannot be one-size-fits-all. With her knowledge, research and personal experience, she changed career paths from nursing to nutritional consulting and to this day believes there is nothing more rewarding than guiding a client through the process of weight loss and teaching them what their bodies need to be happy and healthy. Cindy’s favorite hobby is spending time with family, and she also enjoys taking care of her French mastiff, Stu, and working in her flower beds.
Suzanne Marie Scanlon
Licensed Massage Therapist
After receiving her B.A. in Psychology at Thiel College, Suzanne’s passion for bringing people a better quality of life brought her to the Career Training Academy to study massage therapy. Suzanne also enjoys swimming, camping and Tae Kwon Do, in which she has earned her 4th degree Black Belt.
Cathleen Fritz started her career over 28 years ago as a licensed Esthetician. She maintains a Cosmetology Teacher’s license. She takes great care and pride in her skin care field and is determined to help treat and help correct any issues for all skin care conditions. She considers herself a problem solver and helps others by treating their skin as if it were her own, and giving the proper advice for at home care. Cathleen specializes in facial waxing, body waxing, skin care treatments, and lash and brow tinting.
Cathleen believes that living a healthy life and taking necessary steps to maintain a healthy body and skin is of great importance. Especially since skin is the largest organ of the body and the most visible! She listens intently to her clients wants and needs for better, healthier skin. Cathleen feels that working with her skin care clients as she would her own family is beneficial to both her clients and their education in the world of skin care therapy.
Cathleen enjoys, hiking, swimming, reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She always enjoys keeping up with the latest in the world of esthetics!