Cassandra earned her undergraduate degree from St.Francis College in Health services administration. Her interest in being advocate for others lead her to start her career in a university hospital in the Human Resources Dept, while often doing volunteer work with children and the elderly.
Cassandra went on to earn a Masters degree in Human Resources Management which provided the opportunity to gain leadership positions in large pharmaceutical and financial institutions. Although she enjoyed her work, the long hours and stress of those jobs led to many health concerns, such as, Migraines, High Blood Pressure and Bell’s Palsy. Seeking alternatives to traditional medical treatment led to the discovery of making lifestyle changes and working with integrative/holistic practitioners. The vision of working in a holistic wellness center and helping women take steps towards prevention and non-invasion screening just made complete sense to Cassandra.
Mike Philippeaux started his career in healthcare over 25 years ago a Respiratory Therapist. Mike went on to become a Clinical Perfusionist after receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. Working in open heart surgery was thrilling and very rewarding. However, almost 2 decades into what was a fulfilling yet stress-filled career, Mike started to experience autoimmune issues, back issues. As the climate of healthcare started to really shift(wrong direction), and burnout started to creep in, Mike decided to attend the University of Bridgeport to pursue a Master’s in Counseling. Mike obtained his degree in 2001 and began a journey of exploration and personal growth that led him to pursue working with others more intimately(one on one). The simple vision of “Help. People. Succeed. was born. This is his motto and in every business, every job or project has to align with his passion and purpose.
As a person who embraces change and constant learning and growth, Mike received certifications in Health Coaching from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and from The Success Coach Institute-Tampa, Fl. Since 2012, Mike has used his background in healthcare, training, and education to start his own coaching practice, conduct workshops, seminars and do speaking engagements for companies. With the experience in the traditional healthcare settings, coupled with experience coaching clients in the corporate wellness space, Alliance Wellness Centers was established in 2018.
The belief that people should achieve wellness from an integrative, supportive, natural model was the force behind this center. Alliance Wellness offers customized personal training, massage therapy, lifestyle, and wellness coaching, yoga, corporate wellness programs, all under one umbrella! Thermography fits well into our model of providing affordable, supportive and non-invasive choices for our patients and clients.
Alliance Wellness Centers Helping.People.Succeed