Our Doctors and Staff

windhorse staffHosting three naturopathic physicians, an acupuncturist and specialist in Ayurvedic medicine, massage therapist and a colon hydrotherapist, Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic offers a variety of practitioners for your health care needs.


Dr. Emily Maiella

Dr. Maiella is a Naturopathic Physician and the medical director of the Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic.

Trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Maiella enjoys visits with the entire family, including infants, children, adults of all ages and pregnant/postpartum mothers.

Specialties include Lyme disease, care for women and children, and autoimmune diseases. She has completed an additional two years of interning in Seattle with one of our nations leading experts in naturopathic oncology and hepatitis C. She has served as adjunct faculty at Hampshire College, in Amherst Massachusetts, where she taught “Student Heal Thyself” and “Complementary and Alternative Health”.  She has been a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society since 2006.  More recently she has studied with Dr. Robert Rowan (Oxidative Medicine) and the works of Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt (Autonomic Response Testing).

At Dr. Maiella’s Vermont office, she currently phasing out of insurance programs, and as of December 1st 2017, she will not longer be accepting insurance.

Dr. Maiella’s goal is to educate and empower patients, and become a health care ally during difficult medical decisions. In order to practice safe and effective medicine, she encourages all of the practitioners and doctors in your health care team to work together.

She loves living close to nature by growing organic vegetables and fruits, and being a graceful steward of the earth.  She loves nurturing all things, plant, animal and especially her children.


Licensed Naturopathic Physicians have graduated from an accredited 4-year medical program, which meets national standards for physician status, through a national licensing board exam. After successful completion, a Naturopath is licensed as a primary care physician. Currently, there are 15 states, which license Naturopaths as primary care physicians.


• Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle WA www.bastyr.edu
• Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA


• American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, AANP.org, member
• Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians, VHAP.org, member
• International Lyme and Associated Disease Society, ILADS.org, member


Dr. Nitya Eisenheim

Dr. Nitya Jess Eisenheim is a trained and VT state licensed naturopathic doctor, who is passionate about herbal medicine, cooking, healthy food and community building. She can work with you to address Lyme disease, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain and digestive issues, as well as serve as your primary care physician in Vermont.

dr nitya jess eisenheimDr. Nitya uses lifestyle and dietary counseling, along with herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine and hydrotherapy as modalities to come up with a unique treatment plan for patients.

Specifically, she uses cranio sacral therapy and visceral manipulation to address chronic stress, chronic pain and digestive concerns.

Dr. Eisenheim graduated from Bastyr University in 2015 as a naturopathic doctor. Her vision for her naturopathic practice is to work teens and families in a community clinic, with a focus on education, the healing power of nature, prevention and wellness. “It is important to help others to simply remember the healing power of nature as the innate intelligence of our bodies to heal and restore balance and harmony.”

Seeing patients Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Dr. Darrow Hand

Dr. Hand has been practicing naturopathic medicine for over 15 years.  He is new to the State of Vermont, and currently able to take new primary and speciality care patients (VHAP and BCBS VT). He enjoys working with patients of all ages, and he is experienced with a variety of health concern including, Lyme disease, thyroid issues, diabetes, weight management, auto-immune diseases, heart disease, digestive disorders or other chronic diseases.

Dr. Hand graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Toronto, Ontario. He earned a bachelor of science degree with a dual major in physics and communications from Antioch College. He was inspired by the work of John E.
Sarno, MD who helped thousands of patients suffering with back pain to live normal lives again. He researched the medical field and decided that naturopathic medicine was an excellent way to help people. He also finds Bowen and Craniosacral Therapy to be effective, healing techniques for his patients.

He helped to start the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, whose mission is to provide cross-disciplinary medical education for treating endocrine system disorders and other chronic diseases with herbal, nutritional, and hormone medicines. He lived in Hawaii for 14 years and was an adjunct professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Hawaii Pacific University.

He has recently been trained by Frank Shallenburger’s American Academy of Ozone Therapy, and is certified in both Oxidative Medicine and general Intravenous nutrition.


Jerry Landau

Jerry Landau has worked as a complementary and collaborative health care provider for over 20 years, integrating Yoga Therapy with Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, including Japanese-style acupuncture, massage, nutrition, herbs, yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and bodywork.

Jerry LandauWhether you see Jerry for a health issue or preventative care, he works to educate you and increase your self awareness so that you do not need to keep returning for treatments.He will work with you to uncover the lifestyle issues that might be getting in your way, and help you to develop habit patterns that will move you in the direction of your goals. He prefers to collaborate with you and your other providers as a team and resource for you.

Jerry specializes in helping those with chronic and complex conditions, especially in treating pain, respiratory problems, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, autoimmune issues, and structural imbalance.

He has taught to the public and colleagues, from small groups to professional conferences, and received the Most Outstanding Research Award for the poster session he coauthored for the 2011 IAYT Symposium on Yoga Research.

Jerry has over 5000 hours of training in various modalities. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, and is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and licensed in both Wisconsin and Vermont.

A graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, he is certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.


Brighter Wild, Reception

Brighter is a metaphysical explorer with a deep connection to our sensual Earth and Her systems. Built to nurture, Brighter works the desk at Windhorse and enjoys supporting your conscious healing journeys. Brighter believes in the power of the Earth, the imagination, and the collective human spirit to lift us up in these times of great confusion, disconnection, and dis-ease.

Outside of Windhorse, Brighter enjoys growing her private practice, Mirror Play. Weaving a combination of astrological archetypes and insights from the individual’s birth chart with current aspects, divination through the tarot, tools and insights from throughout space and time, and higher guidance, Brighter’s intent in a Mirror Play session is to expand the individual’s selfconcept. Equipped with a more expansive and inclusive working vision of the self, we can approach life more wholly and live with greater joy.


Jonathan Pineo, Phlebotomy

John PineoJon works for the Windhorse Clinic as the house phlebotomist and IV therapist. He has worked in the health care field for over 30 years as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. He served as a Board member and Chairman of his towns Board of Health. Jon has coached both girls and boys High School Volleyball for over 25 years. He and his wife Christine
have raised two sons and hosted more than 20 exchange students from many countries. They share
their home with their 2 dachshunds, Tico and Sophie. Jon enjoys gardening, swimming and the Boston Celtics.


Kimberly Rankin, CMT and LIBBE Trained Colon Hydrotherapist

Kimberly brings a lifetime of enthusiasm for holistic living, compassionate relationships and elemental medicine. Expanding her practice beyond massage and reiki, Kimberly finds the cleansing waters of colon hydrotherapy a wonderful gift to offer this community. She offers treatments on the Libbe Colon Hydrotherapy System, which is a FDA-registered, Class 2 instrument for colon cleansing. Kimberly is a member of the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy.