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About us

who want better health

We started Fella to provide busy men like you with science-backed treatments that produce real results, not gimmicks.

Our system addresses the root causes using proven GLP-1 weight loss treatments.

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our mission

We empower driven men to take control of their health and lead purposeful, active lives with their loved ones.

Our program helps committed fathers and professionals like you lose weight, revitalize your energy, and feel confident being present for life's important moments - whether that's chasing after your kids or living your fullest life.

Our Medical Team

Dr. Rafid Fadul MD, MBA

Board-certified pulmonologist, intensivist and internal medicine physician. Previously the CMO of Wheel. MBA and MD from John Hopkins University

President of Fella Health

Theresa Vergara NP

Theresa is a Certified Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing from Columbia University. She also has a Masters in Human Nutrition, focused on the interplay between sleep and food intake.

Fella Provider

Kori Williams NP

Kori is a certified family nurse practitioner who has a diversified background in acute care, regenerative medicine and health and wellness. For over a decade she was the clinical supervisor for nutritionists, nurses and dietitians in a weight loss center where she helped patients reach their holistic health goals.

Fella Provider

Our Coaching Team

Dr Becky Richards PhD CPsychol

Becky recently completed post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge focused on the development of scalable, psychological interventions for obesity. Alongside this, she was a practising Psychologist in a specialist weight management clinic for the National Health Service. Before that, Becky completed her PhD and MSc in Health Psychology with the British Psychological Society and has served as Trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO; non-profit).

Fella Psychologist

Dr. Dana Shafir Phd

Dana has a BA, MA, and PhD in Counseling Psychology with a background in the clinical setting as a counselor and psychotherapist, and transitioned full time into health coaching in 2019. She is a licensed therapist in Texas, and has certifications in nutritional therapy, personal training, and health coaching.

Fella Coach

Joanna Ortiz

Joanna is a registered Nurse Practitioner and certified personal trainer with 10 years experience in the health & wellness industry. She began her career in clinical research in the emergency department and transitioned into health coaching to encourage others to live their healthiest life.

Fella Coach

Sean Welch

Certified Health Coach & Bachelors in Health Sciences. Decorated United States Army Veteran: served as a Combat Medic with deployments in Kuwait and Europe. Overcame his own obesity to enter the US Army.

Fella Coach

Dr. Dana Dragone, DCN

Dana has a BSc from the University of Vermont, a MSc from West Virginia University and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative health in 2020. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Aromatherapist and is currently working on completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. For the last year, Dana has been a Health Coach at Calibrate, one of the leading medication-assistance programs for obesity. Prior to that she was the lead dietitian at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on the East end of Long Island. She also runs her own coaching practice focused on functional nutrition. Dana lives in West Palm Beach (FL) with her partner.

Health Coach

Kim Hildreth

Kim is a NBHWC-certified Health Coach with a BA in Psychology & Nutrition, and a MA in Educational Leadership. For the last year, Kim has been lead coach at an Oxford VR, an Oxford-based startup using Virtual Reality (VR) to tackle serious mental health disorders like PTSD and psychosis. Kim also runs her own coaching practice and has been a professional beach volleyball player for the USA for the past 7 years. Kim lives in Florida with her partner.

Health Coach

Yolanda Banks

Yolanda is a Certified Nutritional Therapist. From 2014 to 2021, she served as Director of Child Nutrition at two charter schools in Dallas, Texas - advocating for better food options for underserved children. She’s deeply aligned with Fella’s mission. She lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (TX) with her son.

Health Coach

Jeni Davenport

Jeni has a MSc in Health Science, Community Health and is a national board certified Health and Wellness Coach and Health Educator. Jeni is an Adjunct Professor at San Diego Mesa College teaching certified coaching classes and runs her own coaching practice focused on startup founders & execs. With over 20 years experience, Jeni brings extensive experience working with military, college, non-profit, and corporate populations on self-care, mindset, work-life harmony, value-based leadership development, and stress management. Jeni grew up in rural Arkansas and now lives in sunny San Diego, CA.

Health Coach

Dr. Adam R. Sasso, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Adam R. Sasso, MD, FAAFP, is a Board Certified Family Physician, offering comprehensive Telemedicine Services across all 50 states. His extensive experience in healthcare, combined with a background in military and academic medicine, enables him to deliver exceptional patient-centered care.

Board Certified Family Physician

Jordan Pellikan

Jordan has a BSc in Psychology and an MSC in Sport and Performance Psychology and is a NBHWC-certified Health Coach. He’s specialized in the psychology side of male weight loss, and has over 9 years running his own Health Coaching & Personal Training practice.

Fella Coach

Annie Johnson

Annie is a 20 year Air Force Veteran, a Certified Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Behavior Change Specialist. She has a BA in Analytics and runs her own fitness and nutrition practice where she focuses on functional strength training and a holistic approach to nutrition for performance athletes, as well as, healthy lifestyle clients. Annie is deeply aligned with the Fella mission as she has counseled men and women in the areas of food addiction, obesity, emotional stability, stress management, and self discipline.

Fella Coach

Meet the Founder

CEO & co-founder

Richie Cartwright

Built and sold a machine learning company working with the UK government. Struggled for six years with binge eating — built a 10,000-follower Instagram community around men’s eating struggles.

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Mark S • Lost 36 lbs

"The doctor and the coach have been great. The weight loss started off very easy and has continued to come off."

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