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Our Story

The beginning of this decade was crazy, wasn't it?  It sure seemed that way to us.

And it spilled into many areas of our lives.  Like it did for many people. 


But the gift that grew out of that difficult time was friendship and a shared vision.

A vision, that in tough times, we can come together and, in our shared humanity,

tackle the really hard stuff.  That regardless of our personal stories and viewpoints,

we can listen to one another and find common ground. That no one should be alone

in their suffering. And that when you come together, and focus on healing,

not only do you begin to heal, but you grow bigger in the heart.  

And maybe, just maybe, if we dare boldly, we will inspire others to take

that same leap and find courage to seek their own healing.   


This is our story and our hope for you and our community.

Our Mission

To champion the well-being of individuals through cultivating meaningful connection, diverse therapies and accessible community programs. 

Rogue Healing Collective is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Meet The Team

Mariarose Shanahe
Laura Guerrero

Mariarose Shanahe

Therapist · MSW, LCSW

Playful · Supportive · Perceptive

Supporting Clients 5 yrs old+

Laura Guerrero

Therapist · MSW, LCSW

Calm · Curious · Devoted

Supporting Clients 5 yrs old+

Lalena Leigh

Lalena Leigh

Therapist · BSN, RN, QMHP-R

Hopeful · Tenacious · Compassionate

Supporting Clients 12 yrs old+

Janell Kittleson

Executive Director/Board President

Passionate · Resourceful · Determined

Board of Directors

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Rose Huitt
Board Member

Rose joined Rogue Healing Collective as a Board Member because she believes a healthy community benefits all. She is a lifelong Oregonian and moved to Grants Pass in 2021 with her husband and two children. 


The three things that matter most to Rose are family, community, and plants. Rose works as an herbalist at The Herb Shop in Grants Pass,  owns a digital marketing business where she helps small business owners manage their online presence and she co-facilitates InnerShine, an annual women’s wellness retreat held near Mt. Lassen.


Rose feels lucky to have found this group who are as passionate about helping their community as much as she is.   The feeling is mutual.

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Meity Goei
Board Secretary

Meity joined Rogue Healing Collective as our first board member and was appointed as Board Secretary.  Meity volunteers her time because she believes in the RHC mission to champion the wellbeing of individuals in our community. 


Meity grew up in Southern California, graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and moved to Southern Oregon right after graduating.  Here she co-founded Southern Oregon Dental, located next to Three Rivers Medical Center, where she continues to practice dentistry. 


When Meity isn’t busy helping our community, she enjoys camping, spending time with friends, reading and digging into Star Trek and sci-fi movies.  We are grateful to Meity for her support.

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Scott Leigh
Board Treasurer

Scott volunteers his time as Board Treasurer as his way to give back to his community.  He noticed a growing need for additional counseling services in the Rogue Valley and supports his wife's mission as a founding member of Rogue Healing Collective.  


Scott has been employed by the state of Alaska as a Civil Engineer since 1994. He and his family moved to Southern Oregon in 2020.  He enjoys riding his motorcycle & bicycle, traveling and spending time with family.  


In preparing to open the doors of Rogue Healing Collective to the community, Scott rolled up his sleeves and helped with any task thrown his way.   Thank you, Scott.

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