Lawrence Rosen, MD is an integrative pediatrician and founder of the Whole Child Center. He is the co-author of “Treatment Alternatives for Children,” an evidence-based guide for parents interested in natural solutions for common childhood ailments. Dr. Rosen is appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School and serves as Medical Advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at HackensackUMC. Additionally, he is a founding member and former Chair of the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine, and he received the AAP’s Pioneer in Integrative Medicine award in 2015. A graduate of New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Rosen serves on many integrative health advisory boards, including Kula for Karma, HappyFamilies, the Holistic Moms Network, IntegrativePractitioner.com, and MarbleJam Kids. He writes for Kiwi Magazine, Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. Most importantly, he is happily married to the love of his life for over 20 years and the proud father of two amazing children.
Karen Overgaard, LPN
Karen Overgaard is a recognized expert in the field of holistic nursing. She has more than 30 years of clinical experience including her work as a primary care pediatric nurse and Clinical Coordinator at the Whole Child Center. In addition to her nursing work, she teaches infant massage and yoga classes, provides holistic health counseling, and is a Reiki Master. Karen is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, serves on the Advisory Board for MarbleJam Kids, and volunteers for Kula for Karma.
Rebecca Ganz, CPNP
Rebecca Ganz is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who joins the Whole Child Center with nearly 20 years of experience. She has a longstanding passion to provide holistic care to children and their families. Rebecca has an extensive background in neurology and her areas of interest include newborns, breast feeding and caring for the complex needs of adolescents. Her previous positions include work in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Medical Center (NY) and at a primary care pediatric office in Rockland County. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Thomas Jefferson University and achieved her Advance Practice Nursing degree from New York University. She holds a national certification in Pediatrics. Rebecca lives with her husband and three children in Bergen County and enjoys playing golf, reading, and practicing yoga in her free time.
Megan Jolin is a board certified holistic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner whose passion is to bring health and wellness to the whole child. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Villanova University and her Masters of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing from Seton Hall University. She joins the Whole Child Center with a combined 17 years experience in pediatric critical care and emergency medicine. She is certified in Children’s Yoga and Infant Massage and is completing her certification in lactation. She is an avid volunteer for Operation Smile and has participated in medical missions in over 10 countries. In her free time, Megan enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her family.
Michelle De Jesus, CFNP
Michelle De Jesus has been a nurse for over 20 years and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013. Michelle’s dedication to integrative health has developed over the years, with a great interest in Functional Medicine. She previously worked in the pediatric emergency room at HackensackUMC and in family practice for the Valley Medical Group. Personally, Michelle has a long-time yoga practice and loves running and skiing/snowboarding. She recently completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) and now practices meditation regularly. Michelle’s husband, her four children and her large extended family are tremendous supports for her.
Lisa Kurz is an integrative pediatrician and lactation consultant. She is committed to holistic approaches to healthcare and strongly encourages families to participate in decision making regarding their child’s health. Having completed her medical training at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv and residency at Columbia University Medical Center, she is able to combine the best of western and eastern medical approaches. She also runs her own Breastfeeding Medicine practice in Essex County and specializes in nutrition and fitness. She is a dedicated mother and wife and enjoys spending time with her family.