Our Expert Advisory Council

Lauren Buboltz MPH RD

lauren-buboltz-headshotLauren specializes in medical nutrition therapy for eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She began working with eating disorders in 2008 and has experience in all levels of care, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. Lauren first worked in research at UNC Center for Excellence in Eating Disorders. Soon after, she obtained her Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing her practicum at an inpatient unit at the South Island Eating Disorder Service in Christchurch, New Zealand. Lauren also has gained clinical experience at the Renfrew Center and Carolina House, where she was the lead dietitian at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care.  Lauren is currently in the process of completing her Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and is a member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD). Lauren is an interactive, solution-focused nutrition therapist. She uses motivational interviewing to offer a compassionate and highly personalized approach, tailored to each client.


Dena Cabrera PsyD CEDS

dena1Dr. Cabrera  is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, where she serves as the executive clinical director.  She has personally treated hundreds of individuals struggling with eating and body image issues. Dr. Cabrera is a well-known expert, speaker and author in the field; she has spoken at more than twenty national conferences and presented at more than a hundred workshops on eating disorders and other mental health problems.  At Rosewood, she manages the day- to- day programs for all levels of care, and is involved in program development, staff training, and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Dr. Cabrera is the author of The Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy.  She is very honored and excited about joining Rock Recovery’s Clinical Advisory Council.  Dr. Cabrera is proud and supportive of Rock Recovery’s mission and the lives this organization has touched.


Joel Jahraus MD FAED CEDS

jj-work-opc-picDr. Joel Jahraus, well-known for his two decades of specialization in the medical management of patients with eating disorders, joined the team at Oliver-Pyatt Centers in May 2012 as Medical Director.  Dr. Jahraus graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. After years in private practice he began an academic career as Pre-Doctoral Director at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  During that time Dr. Jahraus received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award.   He co-authored a chapter on eating disorders in the Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, published by the American Psychiatric Association and has been featured in various national media, including two public television documentaries on eating disorders.  He has also testified before Congress on the need for health insurance coverage for eating disorder treatment.  For his outstanding contributions to the field, he received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2011. He has served as a NEDA national phone call-in line and is currently on the board of IAEDP.


Lisa Lilenfeld PhD FAED

lisa-lilenfeld-headshotDr. Lisa Lilenfeld is a full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC and has had a private practice specializing in the treatment of eating disorders since 1996. Dr. Lilenfeld received her B.S. from Cornell University in 1990, her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1995, and completed her internship and three-year National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in Pittsburgh. For the past two decades, her program of research has focused upon identifying risk factors for eating disorders. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has made approximately 100 national and international conference presentations, many with graduate students.  Dr. Lilenfeld has been interviewed by various television (e.g., ABC news, FOX news) and newspaper (e.g., USA Today, WebMD) organizations regarding her eating disorders work. She is the immediate past-president of the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action, as well as an elected member of the Eating Disorders Research Society and an elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.  Dr. Lilenfeld is passionate about training other clinicians in the evidence-based treatment of eating disorders.


Margaret Nagib PsyD

margaret-nagib-headshotDr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Today, as a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls’ Clinical Development Institute, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals. Every year, the CDI team offers more than 50 presentations at national and regional meetings, and contributes to awareness and early intervention through media interviews and blog contributions.

Formerly, Dr. Nagib worked as a counselor with the Meier Clinics, the Northern Illinois University Counseling Center, the Glen Oaks Adolescent Therapeutic School and Oak Forest Psychological Services. As an expert in providing treatment from a Christian perspective, she has been featured in the Relevant magazine; the Wall Street Journal; Today’s Christian Womanmagazine; FOX News; “The Everlasting Love” – a Christian public affairs television program broadcast throughout Chicago, and “Doctor to Doctor” on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Dr. Nagib earned her undergraduate degree from Pace University in New York and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she also served as an adjunct graduate psychology professor. She held a similar role at Simpson University in California. She also attended two years at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Dr. Nagib is a member of the American Association of Professional Counselors, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the Association of Christian Therapists, and is a Regional Director for the International Bethel Sozo Organization.

Kortney Parman RD RN MS FNP-C 

kortney-parman-photoKortney is both a nurse practitioner and a registered dietitian and joined Rock Recovery as a Board Member at Large in December 2014. With experience in several different eating disorder treatment settings, she offers expertise in the medical and nutritional aspects of recovery. She studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Samford University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Additionally, she holds a BS in Nursing from Emory University and a MS in Nursing from UCSF. Kortney is passionate about using her unique skill set to support those on the journey to health and recovery from eating disorders. An Atlanta native, she now calls California home and can often be found training for her next triathlon or traveling.

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