Eating Disorder Treatment

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Administrative Team


The professional staff at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows 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 at The Meadows 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 at The Meadows 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.

Patricia Kirby

Patricia Kirby, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Patricia Kirby received her Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.She is a skilled psychiatrist with an in-depth understanding of eating disorders. She has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2003, and has been practicing in Arizona since 2000. She spent five years in private practice with Arrowhead Professional Group, and has worked as a hospitalist and psychiatric consult-liaison at Thunderbird Banner Hospital in Glendale, Arizona. She has also previously worked as a staff psychiatrist at Remuda Ranch, Gentle Path, and The Meadows, and as an attending psychiatrist at Remuda Ranch.

Buck Ryan

James "Buck" Runyan, MS, MFT, LPC, CEDS, F.iaedp, Clinical Director

Buck Runyan, Clinical Director for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders in residential and inpatient settings as well as private practice. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as a Program Director, Chief Operations Officer and Clinical Director. For a number of years, Buck had a private practice in Redlands, CA providing family and individual therapy for a broad range of mental health issues including marital and family relationships, mood disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, and bariatric surgery. His credentials include those as a California Marriage and Family Therapist, an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, and an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor. Buck completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University.

Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp™) Board of Directors since 2010. He is the current past-President of the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of iaedp. Buck remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee. He was the founding chapter president for the first of iaedp's regional chapters in 2004 and has been involved with the development of multiple regional US chapters.


Jessica Setnick

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, Senior Fellow at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, is a Meadows Senior Fellow at Remuda Ranch. She has spent the past 17 years developing eating disorder treatment programs and working with individuals with eating disorders. She shares the nutrition counseling strategies she developed through presentations and publications. Her work includes The Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide, The American Dietetic Association Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders, and Eating Disorders Boot Camp: Training Workshop for Professionals, each of which are known to professionals around the globe. In 2011, Jessica co-founded IFEDD, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, with the mission of improving access to nutrition counseling and achieving insurance coverage for individuals with eating disorders. In 2013, Jessica created the first ever CEDRD Prep Class to prepare dietitians for certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Renee Bacas

Renee A. Bacas, MD, Child Psychiatrist

Dr. Renee Bacas, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows Child Psychiatrist, received her medical degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Bacas is Board Certified in General Psychiatry with added qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her experience includes public and institutional positions with a concentration in child and adolescent treatment. Dr. Bacas was previously a Staff Psychiatrist at The Meadows as well as Remuda Ranch from 2006-2010. After leaving Wickenburg, she spent over a year in Western Australia as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Rockingham Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Dr. Bacas has interest in integrative medicine, has practiced bikram yoga for over 20 years, enjoys hiking, theater, and art, and has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. Her vast experience with youth, knowledge, and understanding of family systems help enrich our patient experience.

Intake Team

Jan Hackett

Jan Hackett

Intake Manager

Jacque Newton

Jacque Newton

Intake Coordinator


Rebecca Sylvia

Intake Coordinator


Ashleigh Camarda

MS Intake Coordinator

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows works with insurance companies as shown below

United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Value Options

Contact us to let our experts help understand what benefits may be available to help you access The Remuda Ranch at The Meadows program. Patients are responsible for cost of services, however we have amazing results helping patients access benefits.