Dr. Mariam Bekhit
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Mariam Bekhit is a thoughtful physician with a long history of providing excellent psychiatric care to a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults. She facilitated eating disorder care within various hospital settings for several years. She is well versed in the unique features and care needs of those who struggle with eating disorders and their correlating dual diagnosis.
As the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bekhit has an extensive background in mental health care and leadership.
She joins Hidden River from a long-term leadership role as the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Child Services for Summit Oaks Hospital and her leadership role as the Medical/Clinical Director at Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital.
Dr. Bekhit maintains her credentials as a Diplomat with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and with the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Bekhit upon arrival at Hidden River made multiple important program enhancements that have further elevated the care patients receive. The Hidden River team is grateful to have her as a member.
Our Leadership Team
Lynn Corey MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S, CETP
Lynn has been a stable presence in the eating disorder field and trauma for the past 21 years. As Clinical Director with Hidden River, she is leading the clinical team in facilitating a specialized and comprehensive therapy program that addresses the many complexities patients enter treatment with. During her professional career, she was the Clinical…
Dr. Rowena Francisco
Rowena Francisco MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been in practice as an Adult/Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for more than 30 years. She has active medical licenses in New Jersey and California. She obtained her medical degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical…
James “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LCP, CEDSS
James is well known within the professional arena for eating disorder treatment. Since 1994 he has developed many eating disorder treatment programs throughout the country. His many roles have included Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer, Clinical Director, Program Director, and Therapist. James has been an expert consultant for several treatment centers and has provided private…
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…