Brian Paonessa has always been fueled by a yearning to make a difference. Originally working in the fitness industry, Paonessa helped his clients transform into their healthiest selves but always felt like he was destined for something more. He states, “I heard a whisper that told me the time to make it happen was now, so I went after it.” Although he worked in gyms and wellness centers in some of New York’s most notable neighborhoods, he wanted to take the next step in the health field and go down the path of becoming a nurse.