Our Expert Advisory Council

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.


Leah Graves RD, LD, CEDRD, FAED

leah-graves-full imageLeah Graves is the Senior Director of Nutrition Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. She is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research. A founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Graves has served on the Academy’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the Fellowship Selection Committee. She is credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and has also been honored as a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

She has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders and has been invited to present at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — in addition to numerous regional and local conferences. She has also been active with the National Eating Disorders Association as a member of the 2013 and 2014 Conference Planning Committees. Graves received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics with highest distinction from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985. Prior to joining Veritas, Leah was the Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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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