From our Admissions and Administrative staff to our Senior Fellows and Clinical staff, Remuda Rancha at The Meadows employs only the most knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate people. We pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care from some of the nation's leading industry experts.
Eating Disorder Treatment Team
Sean Walsh, Chief Executive Officer
Sean Walsh is the Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.
James "Buck" Runyan, MS, MFT, LPC, CEDS, F.iaedp, Executive Director
Buck Runyan, Executive 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.
Mike Gurr, Clinical Director
Mike received a master’s degree from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in sport psychology. He then went on to receive another master’s degree from Argosy University Phoenix in professional counseling and is currently a licensed professional counselor in the State of AZ. He has also received licenses to facilitate the work of the Arbinger Institute which focuses on relationships, stopping blame, how to transform and resolve conflict and teaching the power of choice and is a certified daring way facilitator (CWDF) which comes from the research work from Dr. Brene Brown on shame resilence, the power of vulnerablility, living in a place of worthiness, and the ability and importance of connection. Mike has worked in the mental and behavioral health field for 16 years. For the past 13 years he has been the director of a residential treatment center for girls ages 13-18. He has been the program director, clinical director, and interim executive director during that time. When looking at behavioral health Mike believes in a total wellness approach. One needs to look at the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the person to make lasting changes. He has extensive experience with depression, ADHD, anxiety, bi-polar, low self-esteem, extreme shame, defiance, body image, substance abuse, self-harm, addiction, conflict in relationships, trauma, and adoption/attachment.
Nicole Garber, MD, Chief of Psychiatry
Dr. Garber completed her general psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She then worked at the Menninger Clinic where she created the adolescent eating disorder track. She has also served as the medical director for Arizona's Children's Association. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has led at least two skills training groups a week for the past four years. She is also trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is currently training under the Houston Psychoanalytic Association in psychodynamic therapy in adolescents and adults.