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Administrative Team

 

The professional staff at Remuda Ranch are committed to helping our patients and their families recover from eating disorders. They are experts in the field of eating and anxiety disorders and most have been on staff for many years. These are the people who continue to make Remuda Ranch the leading treatment program for women and girls in the United States.

Leaders in Eating Disorder Treatment

Chris Diamond

Chris Diamond, Executive Director

For more than 20 years, Chris Diamond has dedicated his career to the behavioral health industry. He was named the Executive Director of Remuda Ranch in March 2013. Mr. Diamond's educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology and Master's coursework in Educational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has served as CEO and COO since 2007 for four treatment programs located in Arizona, California, Texas, and Kentucky. Mr. Diamond most recently served as CEO for Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, a comprehensive behavioral health facility located in Tucson serving adolescents and adults, and CEO of Heritage Oaks Hospital, the largest behavioral health provider in the greater Sacramento region. From 1991 through 2006, he held numerous clinical service and leadership positions.

Kevin Wandler

Kevin Wandler, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Kevin Wandler, Remuda Ranch Medical Director, received his medical degree from the University of Iowa. Dr Wandler is Board Certified in General Psychiatry with added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is certified by the American Association of Addiction Medicine. He is a Certified Eating Disordered Specialist, certified by International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and on their board of directors. His professional affiliations include the American Eating Disorder Association (AEDA), iaedp, American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). After a short term in private practice, he became Medical Director at St. Lukes Hospital, then went on to serve as Medical Director at Charter East Valley. Dr Wandler was Medical Director and VP of Medical Services at Remuda Ranch from 1995 to 2011. He left to take a faculty position at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he was the Founder of the UF & Shands Eating Disorder Recovery Center (EDRC) at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr Wandler most recently was the Founding Medical Director at the Recovery Village, a dual diagnosis program for Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders in the greater Orlando area.

Young Lee, MD

Yong Lee, MD, Director of Psychiatry Services

Dr. Lee has been with Remuda since 2007. Lee started his career with Remuda at the Virginia facility working as the Director of Medical Services and later moved to the Arizona facility in the same role prior to becoming the Medical Director. He received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and his M.D. from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. He completed a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and did his residency in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Before working at Remuda, Lee had experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry settings as well as working as a psychiatric consultant in medical facilities. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.

JoAnn Shapiro, LPC

JoAnna Shapiro, LPC

JoAnna Shapiro is the Executive Clinical Director for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. JoAnna earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been with Remuda Ranch since 1997. Prior to 2013, JoAnna was the Program Director for the Remuda Life Program. JoAnna was promoted to Executive Clinical Director in 2013 and now oversees Clinical for both the Remuda Inpatient Program and the Remuda Life Program.

Intake Team

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Jan Hackett

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Danielle Jones

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