Our Team


Kaitlin DaPore, NBC-HWC

Headshot of Health and Wellness Coach Kaitlin DaporeKaitlin DaPore brings nearly a decade of leadership experience within the wellness community and the Medical University of South Carolina. Kaitlin is one of the state's only Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coaches as recognized through the National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Board of Health and Wellness coaches. Kaitlin works with a variety of clients and can help you reach your goals today!

Alaine Mills, MS, RD, LD

Headshot of Dietitian Alaine MillsAlaine Mills is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Her approach to nutrition counseling is focused on intuitive eating and encouraging whole foods that promote good health, energy, and performance. She works in collaboration with her clients to create attainable short- and long-term goals that become permanent lifestyle changes.

Michael Sole, MS, ATC, CSCS

Headshot of Health and Performance Manager Michael SoleMichael Sole brings elite-level athletic training services to the Charleston area after working within the New York Yankees organization for six years. He has worked with all populations including high school and professional athletes and is here to create customized human performance plans to reach your individualized goals. Where exercise meets medicine is where Michael's services help you feel your best and perform optimally on or off the field.

Chris DeMarco, CSCS

Headshot of Mental Performance Coach Chris DeMarcoChris DeMarco has a Master's degree in Sports and Performance Psychology and is passionate about athletes not only enhancing performance through mental training but also their overall well-being and mental health.

Tenelle O. Jones, LMFT, LAC, CIMHP

Headshot of Mental Health Wellness Expert Tenelle JonesTenelle Jones is licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT); licensed as an Addictions Counselor (LAC) and Certified as an Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP). For the past 23 years, her professional and personal life have been centered around promoting overall mental, physical, and spiritual health of all communities. She remains enthusiastic about showing others that they matter and have a place in this world through counseling, consultation, mentorship, training, education and friendship. Jones provides wellness services through the Health & Wellness Institute for business and groups.

Sundar Balasubramanian, Ph.D.

Headshot of Researcher Sundar BalasubramanianDr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a cell biology researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina where he conducts research on yogic breath’s effect on human biology. He is a certified yoga therapist and the founder of PranaScience Institute. Through his pioneer research, Dr. Sundar has made significant discoveries about the benefits of Pranayama breathwork. Through individual sessions and classes at the Health and Wellness Institute, he is sharing his discoveries to help others share in these benefits.

Medical Directors

Christopher G. Pelic, M.D.

Headshot of Chris PelicDr. Pelic is a Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at MUSC serving as Director of Telepsychiatry and Health, Wellness, and Human Performance I.C.C.E. Chief, and is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Dr. Pelic has over 14 years of experience in medical education. Dr. Pelic uses his knowledge and experience as the Medical Director of the Health & Wellness Institute to help create an enjoyable client and patient experience through evidence-based wellness services.

Alyssa A. Rheingold, Ph.D.

Headshot of MUSC Health Mindfulness Center Director Alyssa RheingoldDr. Rheingold is a clinical psychologist and professor at MUSC specializing in trauma, grief, resiliency, and mindfulness. She serves as the Director of Mindfulness at the MUSC Health and wellness Institute and offers an evidence-based approach to integrating mindfulness and wellbeing strategy in daily life.

Harris S. Slone, M.D.

Headshot of Harris SloneDr. Slone is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at MUSC who specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of sports medicine injuries. Dr. Slone has helped to provide care to several collegiate and professional teams, and is an active clinician scientist, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters as well as presented his research at national and international meetings. Dr. Slone acts as the Medical Director at the MUSC Health & Wellness Institute working closely with Michael Sole, the Insitute’s Athletic Trainer.

Marc-Andre Cornier, M.D.

Headshot of Marc-Andre CornierDr. Cornier is currently professor of Medicine Tenure, James A. Keating Endowed Chair in Diabetes, and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Cornier is an active clinical and translational investigator with a primary research interest in body weight regulation and in studying optimal interventions for weight management and metabolic health. He is also actively involved in clinical trials for investigational treatments for lipid disorders, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Cornier is also the medical director of Cardiometabolic Health program and medical director of the Nutrition Section of The Health, Wellness, & Performance Integrated Clinic Centers of Excellence.