About

Mission Leaders

 

Michael Zamagias

For more than 25 years, as the Chairman and CEO of TeleTracking, Zamagias has been committed to making caregivers' lives better, so they can deliver high quality, compassionate care to patients. Zamagias also believes that we all play a vital humanitarian role in the communities we serve and that’s why TeleTracking is pleased to be the founding sponsor of the Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh dental clinic.

TeleTracking’s significant contributions―of both financial and staff support―has made it possible for Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh to become an annual event and provide the underserved with the dental care that they need and deserve.

 

Daniel Pituch, DMD, MD

Dr. Daniel Pituch is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Mercy. He received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

As both an oral & maxillofacial surgeon and a dentist, Dr. Pituch has seen firsthand the physical, mental and emotional impact that significant dental problems have on patients’ lives. Those experiences led him to become a co-founder of Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh.

 

Richard M. Celko, DMD, MBA

Richard M. Celko DMD, MBA is the Dental Director for the UPMC Health Plan. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. In addition to his years of private practice, he was a part time Clinical Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in the Departments of Restorative Dentistry and Oral Diagnosis.

Dr. Celko became involved because he saw the people are in dire need the services that many of people take for granted. He is committed to providing them with a safety net, in addition to giving them hope and restoring their faith in their community.