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Meet Our Treatment Experts

We’re proud to include many of the industry’s most respected clinicians, therapists, physicians, dietitians and nutritionists among our leadership team. Rosewood’s experts bring experience, skill and compassion to their work. The multidisciplinary care teams at Rosewood are empowered to guide patients to achieve lasting recovery from eating disorders and co-existing disorders. Our staff members are passionate about what they do, and they find their greatest joy and satisfaction in the success of every patient.

Mike McFarland, LCSW

Chief Executive Officer

Mike McFarland, LCSW is an accomplished Senior Healthcare Executive with more than twenty-five years of success across behavioral health, hospital and the healthcare industries. His broad areas of expertise include program management, customer service, operations management, team building, strategic partnerships, change management, and growth. As a licensed clinician, Mike has built a career partnering facility leadership with strong clinical programming to achieve the highest outcomes for those being served. Mike is looking forward to joining the team at Rosewood Ranch with Monte Nido & Affiliates.

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Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jahraus is known for his decades of specialization in the medical management of patients with eating disorders. A board-certified physician for over 40 years, he is a recognized expert on medical complications of eating disorders.

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Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS

VP of Clinical Services

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is the VP of Clinical Services of the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera oversees all clinical aspects of patient care, leads program development and directs staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system.

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Molly Perlman, MD, MPH, CEDS

National Medical Director

Molly Perlman, MD, MPH, CEDS serves as Medical Director of Monte Nido and Affiliates. She is double-board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She graduated from Duke University and the University of Miami, and has trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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Amelia Davis, MD

Medical Director
Rosewood Arizona-California

Dr. Amelia Davis is the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Davis is directly involved in the psychiatric, medical, and neurological evaluation of patients with eating disorders and is an active member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment team, which coordinates patient care for a range of eating disorders and conditions.

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Grace Melrose, BS, RDN

Nutrition Director

Grace Melrose, BS, RDN, is a Nutrition professional experienced with over twelve years in this field. She completed her BS in Dietetics from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She completed her dietetic internship in Tucson, Arizona to qualify to become a Registered Dietitian. Prior to Rosewood, Grace’s experience began in the field of eating...

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Shannon Hershkowitz

Alumni Recovery Coach

Shannon Hershkowitz is the Alumni Recovery Coach at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Shannon derives enormous personal and professional satisfaction from helping alumni stay on track with their recovery programs, and she serves as a primary point of contact for those struggling with relapse.

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Mike McFarland, LCSW

  Chief Executive Officer
Mike McFarland, LCSW is an accomplished Senior Healthcare Executive with more than twenty-five years of success across behavioral health, hospital and the healthcare industries. His broad areas of expertise include program management, customer service, operations management, team building, strategic partnerships, change management, and growth.  As a licensed clinician, Mike has built a career partnering facility leadership with strong clinical programming to achieve the highest outcomes for those being served. Mike is looking forward to joining the team at Rosewood Ranch with Monte Nido & Affiliates. Read More
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