Staff

Joel Fuhrman, MD

Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people through his medical practice, books, lectures, television appearances, and research, for over 20 years. Now, with Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis, he has established a groundbreaking program, where people can learn how to apply the Nutritarian lifestyle, on a daily basis, while enjoying luxurious surroundings.

• Board-certified family physician with over 25 years experience in nutritional medicine

• President of the Nutritional Research Foundation

• Six New York Times best-selling books

• Acclaimed PBS television shows, airing over 31,000 times, raising over $30 million

• Member of the medical advisory board for the Dr. Oz Show and Founding Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

• Internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing

• Creator of the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) scoring system, featured in Whole Foods Market

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA

Medical Director

Dr. Laurie Marbas, our medical director, oversees daily medical care, in collaboration with Dr. Fuhrman. She is Board Certified in family medicine and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

• Dr. Marbas has used nutrition as medicine, successfully, for many years including creating a lifestyle medicine clinic in Western Colorado

• Public speaker, educator, and corporate wellness expert

• Researcher who piloted a Nutritarian study in a rural hospital in Colorado

• Veteran of the United States Air Force

• Author of the Visual Mnemonics Series and Blueprints Clinical Procedures

JACOB FRYDMAN, BA

Chief Executive Officer.  Jack is a founding partner  of Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis, and has been an administrator in the addiction and mental health field since 1990.  He co-founded Alternatives In Treatment, an addiction treatment program which served national and international clients.  His stellar reputation as a leader and advocate for those in need of treatment is recognized by all who work with him. His ethics and insights have guided the formation of Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis, ensuring that all patients receive the highest standard of treatment.

DONNA HEARN, PhD, LMHC, CAP

Executive Clinical Director. Donna has been a practitioner of addiction medicine and psychological services for over 30 years.  She founded Counseling Services Institute, which provided employee assistance programs to many  corporate and public entities. She was also a founding partner of Alternatives In Treatment, an addiction treatment program,  which served national and international clients. Certified in plant-rich, nutrient-dense nutrition, she will oversee patient care at Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis. Her exceptional guidance and compassion are recognized throughout the mental health community.

DEREK MARTIN

Chief Operating Officer. Derek has 15 years of experience in corporate management. His expertise in overall administration and compliance issues enable him to be the liaison between the Joint Commission Accreditation Health Care Certification, the Agency for Health Care Administration, and the Department of Children and Families. His business acumen and personable demeanor contribute to a high level of professionalism at Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis.

TAMI OOMMEN, MS, LMHC

Clinical Director. Tami, a licensed Mental Health Counselor, has extensive experience treating co-occurring disorders in various treatment settings. She has worked with every aspect of care in the addiction field for more than 10 years. Prior to joining our team, she maintained a private practice specializing in eating disorders and body dissatisfaction resolution. She is recognized for her integrity, perseverance, client-centered focus, and ethical standards.  Her expertise in case management guarantees that all patients receive the optimum level of care.

PETER HEARN, BA, BHT

Assistant Clinical Director. Peter designs group therapies and individualizes treatment planning.  His skill in exacting the process of “getting to the core of the matter”, is known to many. Peter began his career at Fair Oaks Hospital, and later was a staff member at Alternatives in Treatment for 20 years. His musical journaling groups, which combine therapeutic modalities with live music and meditation, evoke a mindfulness that many clients remember and continue to utilize daily on their journeys through recovery.

JACQUELINE BRADLEY

Admissions Coordinator. Jacqui has over 20 years experience in retail/hospitality management, is a certified Personal Trainer & and a plant based home cook. Deeply versed in Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian approach, she is well equipped to help you during the admissions process at Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis. Jacqui’s warmth and attention to detail, guarantee your first contact with our facility will be a welcoming one. She has followed a nutrient-rich lifestyle which has kept her family healthy for many years now. As a wife and working mother of two young children, Jacqui understands the challenges of developing and maintaining a healthful balanced lifestyle and knows the results are worth it.

BRIAN HETRICH, DNOM

Marketing Coordinator. Brian is a Health Educator, a Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC), and has earned his Doctorate of Naturopathy from the International Institute of Original Medicine (IIOM.)  Originally from Maryland, Brian ran his own private practice and has hosted numerous natural health retreats. His extensive knowledge, experience, and professionalism makes a strong contribution to Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis. Also a gourmet chef, Master Grower & raw vegan author, Brian teaches classes on healthy cooking and a variety of other natural health related topics here at our Clinic, special events & for our corporate clients. Brian is an instrumental team member in fostering the skill set of adopting a Nutritarian lifestyle.

LINDA REIHS, MS, MAC

Master Addictions Counselor. Linda has over 30 years of experience in the field of addiction medicine. She is known for her ethical treatment of all clients while honoring the standard of care and also has expertise with eating disorders and food dependencies. Her strengths are in implementation of effective methodology, fostering health and well-being.

GLORIA KEISER, LCSW

Therapist. Gloria has been practicing in the State of Florida for over 30 years. She is certified as a diplomat in Clinical Hypnosis and specialty trained in Imago therapy, EMDR, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is renowned for her didactic and therapeutic groups focused on eating disorder recovery. She previously taught at the Addictions Training Institute at the University of Miami.

JEANNIE SAROS, MS, LMHC

Therapist.    Jeannie has earned the admiration of being a gifted and compassionate therapist from her clients and other professionals. She is known for her ability to work with a variety of clients, especially those that have given up on the whole notion of counseling and “self” growth. She has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair (German edition) and The Miami Herald for demonstrating her uncanny ability to “get people comfortable in their own skin”.

CATERINA TORRES, MS, LMHC,

Clinical Mental Health Practitioner for 8 years. She holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Walden. Caterina is also a practicing Yoga Instructor and is currently attending ECornell, to become a Certified Health Education Specialist focused on Plant Based Nutrition. As a Veteran of the U.S. Army; Caterina also has extensive experience with Emotional and Psychological trauma disorders. Caterina has extensive experience counseling adults, adolescents, families and couples. She has received specialized training in the areas of Substance Abuse Therapy / Addictions, Attachment and Trauma disorders/ Personality Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Eating Disorder Treatment, Psychodrama, Mindfulness and Meditation, DBT, Behavior/Emotion Management, and Animal Assisted.

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