Our Team

Laura Robin, DO, MPH: :

Dr. Laura is a traditionally trained Osteopathic physician. She was drawn to the Osteopathic Medical philosophy of the body’s interconnectedness to the mind, emotions, and spirit and the celebration of its innate ability to heal itself. Shortly into her career, Dr. Laura chose to dive into the prevention of illness and dis-ease. She was drawn to the immense opportunities to reverse the progression of medical conditions through early identification, then determining and addressing the causes on an individual basis. Further studies in Functional and Integrative Medicine techniques inspired the level of depth in which she now approaches the health of her patients.

Dr. Robin is a 1988 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and completed training as a Medical Epidemiologist through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She trained in Integrative Medicine through many courses, workshops and mentoring, and maintained a successful Integrative Medicine practice for 8 years in Bend, Oregon. For 10 years, she served as Medical Director for the Student Health and Wellness Center at Southern Oregon University. During that time, she served on the Jackson County Medical Advisory Committee and Public Health Advisory Board.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Robin has been studying with various teachers and indigenous healers regarding the relationships between personal history, emotions, the body’s energetics, and physical wellness. In 2015, she joined forces with Dr. Tara to adopt a model of care that would really work to support change in the health of their patients and address health issues from multiple perspectives.

Dr. Robin has lived in Oregon since 1995, and in Ashland since 2003. She has an elementary-aged son, loves hiking and most things outside, loves to be social and silly, and also enjoys her quiet moments. She is currently putting much of her energy into her family and making the Rosa Transformational Health Program the best that it can be.

Lisa Newton:

Lisa is a recent transplant to Oregon. She was born in Minnesota and has lived all over the country (including New York City before moving to Medford). Lisa holds a certification in Nutritional Counseling from Bauman College in Berkeley, CA and is working on a second certification in MindBody Nutrition from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in Boulder, CO. She has been living with type 1 Diabetes for 40 years and is a Breast Cancer survivor, which means she has been experimenting with her own diet and lifestyle choices from a very early age. She is most passionate about the connection between how our thoughts and emotions and effect our bodies and health. Lisa is also a professional actor and singer who has performed on stages in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. As an actor, she worked for more than 10 years as a “standardized patient”at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country training medical students to communicate with their patients.

Jenny Childerss, M.D.:

Dr. Jenny Childress is an M.D. who recently retired her medical license and most recently became a health coach at Rosa. She practiced for many years as a board certified dermatologist. During her early training, she also earned a Ph.D in Physiology. During the first 10 years of her practice, she practiced conventional dermatology and taught in a hospital residency program. About 30 years ago, she began having her own personal health issues, and, not getting adequate help from conventional medicine, began looking into nutrition and other alternative practices. It took 2 years for her to begin feeling in more control of her health, and incorporated many things that she learned into her medical practices. Now that she is retired as a physician, she is delighted to assist Rosa’s participants in their exciting personal health journeys!

Molly Nickle:

Molly earned her B.A. in Graphic Design with an emphasis in Marketing from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. For the past eight years she has been doing freelance design work helping businesses with logo design, marketing, rebranding, and small scale web services. Being a college athlete, Molly developed a love for healthy cooking and exercise along with sustainable living, which led to cooking becoming a therapeutic and meditative activity for her.

Molly now blends her background in graphic design and marketing with her love of quality, healthy food and helping people become their best self here at Rosa Transformational Health. Helping with marketing, graphics, printed program materials and meal planning to our participants, Molly enjoys being able to use her whole range of skills to help improve people’s lives.

When she is not at work, Molly loves to spend most of her time outdoors hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding, camping, alpine and cross country skiing, traveling as much as possible and hanging out with her dog Ziggy.

Liz Swartz:

Liz is our receptionist and client concierge here at Rosa Transformational Health. With a BS in Psychology from SOU and a minor in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University Liz developed a passion and interest in holistic health at and early age. To help her overcome her own health issues, she began learning about how what you eat affects how you feel, specifically in mood and energy.

Liz has continued to research and learn as much as she can in the time since, and even made Food & Mood the focus of her minor from SFSU. Liz’s goal is to help people realize their greatest potential in health & well being.

When she is not rocking the Rosa front desk Liz loves cooking and testing out new recipes with her boyfriend Keith, as well as hiking, camping, hot yoga, reading.

Anna Orlando:

Anna was born and raised in California, with detours in Louisiana and Texas, but found herself instantly at “home” upon her first visit to Oregon in 2017. She was touched by the kindness of the locals and the beauty of southern Oregon.

After 17 years in San Diego’s real estate industry, Anna decided to apply her business expertise to a cause about which she was truly passionate = empowering people to live healthier, happier lives. Struggles with her own health in her 30’s set in motion Anna’s wellness transformation and eventually (and providentially) brought her to partner with the Rosa Transformational Health team. As Operations Manager, Anna ensures the business runs smooth so the team can concentrate on creating a healthier community.

When Anna is away from the office, she can be found searching for yard sale-treasures or singing karaoke duets with her talented fiancé, Tim. Anyone with the courage to sing their heart out in front of strangers will have an instant fan in Anna and Tim!

Anna graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and has an A.A. in Business Administration.

Julie Engleson:

Julie is our office coordinator. Although she only works part time she plays a huge role and is an active Rosa team member. Julie has been working in the medical community for years and has almost 20 years back office experience. Before that she was a CNA for 6 years. Julie entered nursing school right out of high school but found her passion and ended up obtaining her BS degree in psychology with a minor in sociology.

Julie is an avid gardener and even volunteers her time with a local gardening group that teaches residents of Jackson County to grow their own food. Since she grows her own food, healthy living as come easy and naturally to Julie.

In her spare time Julie loves reading, writing monthly garden paper, journaling, growing an organic garden, and helping to raise her 4 grandchildren. In between work and home life she enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, camping and trips to the desert and beach.