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Burty Macwan “Mac”, RN

Nurse Director 


Burty Macwan ‘Mac’ brings to Hidden River a combination of emergency Nursing, behavioral care, and executive experience.  Mac received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Nursing. Mac has worked in the Emergency Department for more than 10 years and is Certified in Emergency Nursing (CEN).  He is a graduate of Executive Masters in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. Besides, Emergency Department, Mac has worked in the inpatient psychiatric unit and alcohol detoxification unit in Colorado. He also serves in the Air Force Reserve and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Our Leadership Team


Cindy Pikus, Ph.D., CEDS

Dr. Cindy Pikus has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders, as well as their families, for over 25 years.  She brings to her role as Executive Clinical Director her extensive experience and expertise in treating people with eating disorders at all levels of care, with an emphasis on compassionate patient care, support…

Jennifer Vargas Guerra, MA

Jennifer Vargas Guerra brings a decade of experience working in various eating disorder treatment settings to her role as the Director of Outreach & Admissions at Hidden River. Jennifer received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University and began her career at an inpatient eating disorder program in Pennsylvania where she was a…