Meet Our Care Team

Dr. Julie Nowak-Stears

Dr. Julie Nowak-Stears has been in practice for over 20 years. She graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2000 after receiving her undergraduate degree as a Community Health Educator.  Dr. Julie is well grounded in values of education and lifestyle modification to support one’s overall health and is passionate about helping her patients achieve their best health possible.

Jamie Genet, RN

Nurse Manager

Since I was young, I have been interested in healthcare. As soon as I was old enough, I became a candy striper which gave me a small taste of the medical field. I have always been drawn to more natural approaches to healing, maybe because growing up we didn’t go to the doctor much and relied on our bodies, and faith, to do what it was meant to do; heal and regenerate. I believe there is a place for conventional, as well as alternative medicine, as they both provide great things. If we can draw from both, amazing things can happen.

Michaela Dolezal, RN, BSN

In 2016, I graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center with my BSN. From there, I went on to work at a Long Term Acute Care Rehabilitation Hospital for 5 years. I played a vital role in helping patients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, respiratory failure, among several other debilitating conditions/diseases recover to their full potential after such life-altering diagnoses.

Alia Al-Alawi, RN, BSN

In 2016, I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my BSN. I spent my first two years as a nurse working on a Med-Surg Telemetry Unit. It was while working there that I began to research alternative ways of healing including Lifestyle Medicine and Trauma Informed Care. This led me to Costa Rica in 2020, where I spent 10 months learning about the mind, body, soul connection and its direct effect on our health. 

Shelby Mandracchia, RN, BSN

In 2018, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I started my nursing career in a Surgical/Oncology Unit, but I have also worked at an Endoscopy Center and an Emergency Department.
My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021. After her diagnosis, I began to research natural and holistic treatments for cancer. This led me to An Oasis of Healing. There are so many treatments other than chemotherapy and radiation that are effective at killing cancer cells and preventing reoccurrence.

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Rebecca Bartels, RN

Hyperthermia

I have always had a passion for caring for people. Both my grandmas were nurses and I decided at a young age I wanted to work in healthcare.

In 2003, I became a CNA working in long term care facilities then a PCT in float pool while attending nursing school. I graduated nursing school in 2008. I specialized in critical care and cardiac ICU.

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Annie, RN

Hyperthermia

I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. At the age of 17, I worked as a receptionist at an assisted living center. I loved working with the elderly so after I graduated from high school, I worked in various roles in assisted living while going to college. I obtained my first Bachelor degree in 2007 from Kent State University in human development and family studies with a minor in gerontology. This allowed me to become a nursing home administrator for the next two years. 

Deborah K. Julin, RN, BSN

Hyperthermia Nurse

Once my three children were grown and left home, I began a new career in healthcare.  I started as a Certified Nursing Assistant but soon after enrolled in college prerequisites for the nursing program.  I completed my Associates in Nursing followed by my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, all while working full time. 

Tori Fegurgur, MA

I graduated in 2016, with my CCMA, from Pima in Colorado. I have had many opportunities to help people working in various types of medical practices from Family Medicine to Infectious Disease.  Prior to this, I had the pleasure of working as a Respiratory Therapist where I was primarily in the ICU and Emergency Department.  

Vanessa Pinto, BS, MS

Health Educator

I specialize in Health Education, Movement, and Nutritional Counseling with nearly a decade of successful experience guiding clients to restore their health and vitality.  I have been working with Dr Lodi at different clinics around the globe for the past four years. I have a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Masters in Ecology from Lisbon University, Portugal.  I am also a certified personal trainer, a yoga and meditation instructor, and a certified health coach.  My aim is to always deepen my knowledge and understanding of human health.   

Tamara Webster, DTN, CHHP

Patient Care Coordinator

I grew up hugging trees, catching frogs, and building forts in the woods near my home in Northern California. A lover of nature and natural medicine, I have training in conservation, permaculture design, aquaponics, ethnobotanical gardening, and Western herbalism.

Maya Pomatto, BA

Patient Care Coordinator

I graduated from ASU with my bachelor’s degree in Health Science. In school, I developed a significant interest in physiology in order to understand the root cause of what we call “disease”. I studied the metabolic process of cancer and completed a research project investigating alternative approaches to treatment of both epilepsy and cancer.  

Dana Gagnier, LC, CCHt

Counselor

I am formally trained in intuitive healing techniques and have much experience in facilitating conscious breathwork, sound healing, and cranial sacral practices.  My transformational psychology, and business management degrees are enhanced by my certification as a life coach as well as my clinical certification as a hypnotherapist.

Darren Scherbain, B.A.

Kinesiology Movement Specialist

Growing up in Canada, with a hockey stick in my hand, I loved to spend hours on the rink in freezing temperatures. Summers were spent working out on the farm, at camp, or getting my bike dirty. From an early age, I always felt my happiest when I was playing outside and moving around. This passion for playing and moving guided me into a degree from the University of Winnipeg in Kinesiology.

Andrea Carter, Colon Hydrotherapist

As an I-ACT certified Colon Hydrotherapist, I know the power of combining nutrition and naturopathic modalities to create an environment in the body conducive to health and healing. For six years I have been practicing colon hydrotherapy alongside many passionate practitioners and doctors.

Tychele Smith, Lymphatic Therapist

 

I have over twelve years’ experience working in outpatient orthopedic and oncology rehabilitation centers here in the valley. I managed the care for patients with Lymphedema and other lymphatic and vascular conditions. Since 2013, I have been a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and certified lymphatic therapist (CLT). My career started in conventional medicine with a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. It was during this time that I became aware of therapeutic massage and the benefits of holistic medicine.

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Dr. Zen Liu, Acupuncturist

For over 23 years, I have experience practicing as a Traditional Chinese Medical doctor in China. After graduating from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1989, I worked as a TCM doctor in Yanzhou Youhao hospital for 17 years.

Your Administrative Team

I worked at a hospital in Orange County, CA for 21 years scheduling radiology procedures along with transcribing those procedure reports. My last three years with the hospital, I was asked to help organize a breast and ovarian cancer prevention program. This was the most rewarding position I held in my 21 years of healthcare. Working one-on-one with the patients to help guide them through their new lifestyle cancer prevention journey became my passion.

Would you like to speak with a caring member of our team to answer your specific questions? Call (480) 834-5414