Executive Director

Malerie Robinson, MHA

Malerie helped open CORE in 2011 as the Lead Neuro-Exercise Specialist and became the Executive Director in 2015. Malerie has over eleven years of experience in the field of neurorecovery. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Physiology, and received her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Malerie’s passion is to provide excellent service to the population that CORE is dedicated to while advancing the program to stay up to date with the latest research in the field. She leads an incredible team that inspires people to become their absolute best in a positive environment filled with programs designed to maximize health and achieve recovery goals. With over 8,000 hours of hands on training with clients and involvement over the years with certification programs through Shepherd center (Locomotor Training), Kennedy Krieger Institute (Activity Based Restorative Therapy courses) and Restorative Therapies (Functional Electrical Stimulation), Malerie has a wide understanding of the field and the advanced services and training to provide the most comprehensive activity based training program.

Malerie’s goal is to make CORE the most innovative exercise and recovery facility for individuals with neurological conditions in Central Florida. She looks forward to connecting and building relationships with the clients, the community, and the professionals and organizations that share in the common goal of moving the field of neurorecovery forward.

Outside of CORE, Malerie enjoys cheering on the Florida Gators (Go Gators!), working out, and judging gymnastics competitions as she is part of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judging of Florida. In March of 2020, Malerie and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Cambri Rose, into the world and loves every second of being a new mom.

Director of Operations

Matthew Icenogle, B.S.

Coming to you from Franklin College in Indiana, Matthew graduated with a bachelor’ in Health Science in 2015. Often getting mistaken for his twin brother (of whom Matthew is taller), Matthew longed to stand out and chose a career path destined for greatness. He journeyed to Florida for an internship with CORE in January of 2015, which led him to discover a passion for neurorecovery. Upon graduation, Matthew moved to Orlando to begin his career with CORE. Matt has over 3,200 hours of neuro-training experience and is also Certified as a Rock Steady Boxing coach.He currently serves as the Director of Operations and Lead Neuro-Exercise Specialist with the company, as well as the Program Director for Rock Steady Boxing Orlando. Being the younger twin with a better job, Matthew ensures he holds all of these titles over his brothers head every chance he can get. Away from CORE, Matthew enjoys playing with his dog, cheering for the Indianapolis Colts, and making up amazing dad jokes that are sure to turn heads one way or another. Sorry ladies, Matt is now off the market as he recently got engaged to his wonderful fiance, Emily.

Finance and Facility Manager

David Patton

Administrative Manager

Kaitlyn Vanatta

Kaity graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with her bachelor’s in Health Science – Pre-Clinical and is currently working toward an associate’s degree in Health Information Technology. She came to CORE after working in a kennel for seven years, doing every job she could there, so she’d be more than happy to babysit any service animals that come in! Kaity enjoys going to UCF football games, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two hairless cats, Lord Voldemort and Yzma, and Goldendoodle, Waldo.

Lead Neuro-Exercise Specialist & Internship Coordinator

Dylan Oliver, B.S., ACSM CPT

Dylan graduated from the University of Central Florida with his bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science. Dylan has over 1,500 hours of one-on-one activity-based training experience and is now CORE’s Internship Program Coordinator. During the year you can find him rooting for the Knights… as well as Ohio State, the Cavs, and the Cleveland Browns since he is an Ohio native. He loves to travel and enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He likes his coffee black, his pizza cold, and his music loud. Oh, and by the way, he’s off the market too ladies.

Lead Neuro-Exercise Specialist & Fit Program Coordinator

Annie Johnson, B.S., ACSM CIFT, AIT

Annie moved from West Virginia to Florida in January of 2018. She lived in West Virginia her entire life but always knew that the cold weather and snow were not for her. She graduated from Concord University with a bachelor’s in Biology, and during her time there, was a member of the women’s soccer team and the women’s golf team. Annie obtained certifications as both a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and an Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer through the Adaptive Training Academy. As a Lead Neuro-Exercise Specialist, she has over 2,300 hours of experience in performing one-on-one activity-based training and is the Fit & Wellness Program Coordinator. As head coach, she creates some tough workouts for our adaptive athletes. Annie enjoys doing Crossfit, going to the beach, and cuddling with her fur-babies (two dogs and two cats). In the future, she plans to go back to school to become a Physical Therapist and one day buy a house with lots of land so that she can adopt as many dogs as possible.

Lead Neuro-Exercise Specialist

Bianca Saragusti

Bianca graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in Health Science – Pre-Clinical. During her time at UCF, she was part of the D1 Women’s Rowing Team. Prior to graduating, she became a Certified Personal Trainer and worked at the UCF Recreation & Wellness Center for two years as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Supervisor. She’s now pursuing her life-long dream of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine. She enjoys long walks on the beach and petting puppies (she strongly encourages all her clients to bring their service dogs with them, so she can play with them). Get to know her more around the gym! GO KNIGHTS, & CHARGE ON!

Neuro-Exercise Specialist & Aqua Program Coordinator

Riley Greer

Riley started at CORE after her internship in fall 2018. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in Sports and Exercise Science. She lives off pasta, chicken, and chocolate. In her spare time, you can find her working out, hiking (even though there are no mountains), or riding her skateboard throughout Orlando. Originally from Melbourne Beach, she has been surfing since before she could walk, so hit her up for surf lessons!

Neuro-Exercise Specialist

Nicole Ellis

Nicole graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in Sport and Exercise Science. She started at CORE in August 2016 and since then has become a trainer. She spends her free time hanging out with her kitten, Jaxon, and meal prepping for herself and her roommate. She enjoys going to the beach, eating Chipotle, and watching Marvel movies. Her favorite characters are Spiderman and Deadpool.

Neuro-Exercise Specialist

Michael Greenwell

Michael graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelors in Sport & Exercise Science and has been training in the health & fitness industry for 3 years. He joined CORE in the Fall of 2019, and has a passion for helping people get healthy both physically AND mentally. In his off time, he likes to DJ and produce music, play sports, workout, and spend time with his friends and family. Currently, Michael is in school to become a Physical Therapist and is always looking for ways to continue educating himself so that he can apply his learning to help others heal and recover.

Neuro-Exercise Specialist, Rock Steady Boxing Coach

Cheyenne Porter

Cheyenne joined the CORE team in 2019 as a Rock Steady Boxing coach and became a trainer in 2020. She graduated from Orlando’s hometown team, the University of Central Florida Knights with a bachelor in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical. During her time as a UCF Knight she served as both the starting goalie and co-captain alongside her twin sister for the Women’s Water Polo team. Earning merits on the All-American team, she helped lead her squad to the National Championship tournament twice. Cheyenne spends her free time attempting DIY projects, playing with her two puppies and strongly encourages others to show her pictures of their animals (especially rescues)!

Neuro-Exercise Specialist

Hunter Figueroa

Hunter Graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelors degree in Sport & Exercise Science and Coaching. He loves supporting his Knights, CHARGE ON! He is currently working on being certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. In his off time, he trains in PowerLifting and hopes to compete very soon. In the future he plans to go back to school for Chiropractic Medicine.

Lead Exercise Assistant

Rachel Norsigian

Rachel, originally from Boston, MA, graduated with a bachelor’s in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida. She is an avid Patriots fan and makes time to watch their games every week. She cannot function in the mornings without drinking a cup of hot green tea. Come to Core to hang out with her and ask her to tell you her shark bite story!

Rock Steady Boxing Assistant Head Coach

Jeremy Hudak

Jeremy hails from upstate New York with a bachelor’s degree in English Lit, an RYT Yoga Instructor certification, and Rock Steady Boxing coach credentials. He is an Aqua Trainer, a boxing coach for the CORE Rock Steady Boxing program, and a gym assistant. Currently, Jeremy is enrolled at Seminole State College and on track to become a Physical Therapist. He has previously worked as a boxing coach for multiple organizations including the first high school girls varsity boxing program in the country.

Media Coordinator

Christian Perley

Christian is CORE’s media coordinator/media assistant. He manages the website, creates promo videos, and manages CORE’s YouTube channel. Christian graduated Palm Beach Atlantic University, majoring in Organizational Leadership and minoring in Psychology. He hopes to become an entrepreneur. In addition, Christian also entertains and encourages the employees and clients with his witty banter. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and tries to go to as many shows as possible.

Exercise Assistant

Cameron Graham

Why choose CORE?