Meet the Team

Physicians and Practitioners

Robyn A. Giard, ND

Dr. Robyn Giard is Chief Medical Officer and founder of Starry Brook Natural Medicine.

Licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with the State of New Hampshire, Dr. Giard is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Dr. Giard currently practices as a primary care physician, prescribing medications, ordering labs and imaging, performing physical exams, as well as offering her patients acupuncture, counseling, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy.

Dr. Giard attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Az., an institution with a strong focus on integrative medicine. As part of development she performed clinical rotations with MDs, DOs, as well as NDs in Arizona and Connecticut. During this time her primary focus was on clinical training in OB/GYN and mental health.

"Many women feel comfortable discussing hormonal changes as well as personal topics such as sexuality and libido with a female physician. As women, we can personally relate to and understand PMS, menopause, pregnancy and other issues," says Dr. Giard.

Dr. Giard has been involved in extensive studies regarding the impact of nutrition on mental illness, including ADHD, depression and anxiety. She believes that homeopathy and botanical medicine complement dietary revision, lifestyle changes, and mind-body therapies to help restore balance for her patients.

Originally from Westport, CT, Dr. Giard first realized the joy of helping others through her volunteer efforts with special education students in high school in her hometown. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in economics and English from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. She also attended the London School of Economics, London, England, and after working in the business world for five years, she returned to school to complete her medical studies. Dr. Giard recently collaborated with a major dietary supplement distributor as to identify dietary supplement industry trends, perform and provide FDA/FTC and Prop. 65 regulatory reviews, source new products for the distributor portfolio as well as answer clinical questions from physicians nationwide.

Dr. Giard and her family enjoy visiting local New Hampshire farms, cooking, hiking, running and gardening.

Jan Hummel, LMT
Jan Hummel studied massage at the New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Graduating in 1998, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Maine and New Hampshire and has been nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork by the The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).  Jan is a professional member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association .  In addition, Jan is a Level II Reiki Practitioner.  In 1980, she earned her Bachelor 0f Science degree in Child Development from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware and worked as a preschool  and Kindergarten teacher, with a focus on assisting children with special needs.

Rosalyn Wrobel Hardy, LMT
Rosalyn Wrobel Hardy, LMT studied massage therapy at the North Eastern Institute of Whole Health in Manchester, NH. She is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork by the The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Rosalyn's life experience has provided her with a special outlook and deep internal motivation because she understands physical challenges and hardships in a very personal way. At nine years old Rosalyn was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia and spent the next six years in and out of Boston Children’s Hospital, having multiple hip operations where doctors broke down, altered and repaired her hips. Her first surgery left her in a body cast for months, having to be home schooled and privately tutored to make it through school and stay on grade level with her class. Rosalyn's experiences help her connect to you and your situation and bring her best and strongest intention to support your healing.

Offering years of experience in the medical field – both on the patient side and on the service side, Rosalyn has learned firsthand and through her clients how complex and layered an individual’s challenges can be. At times you may need support from many different areas – both natural and conventional. Rosalyn's primary focus is on therapeutic and rehabilitative massage therapy services, always happy to consult with other healthcare professionals to coordinate your care.

"My expectation for my role in a person’s wellness path is to make a positive difference. My joy is in helping you find supportive and productive ways to help you heal your whole body and relieve you of the discomfort and pain. It’s that simple."

In addition, Rosalyn practices Reiki and has continued her education in areas such as oncology massage, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, positional release therapy and neuromuscular therapy. Rosalyn lives on the seacoast with her family and enjoys hiking, the outdoors, health and education.