Jennifer Vargas Guerra, MA

Director of Outreach & Admissions


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 primary therapist and utilization review coordinator. She then transitioned to the role of Program Coordinator at a PHP/IOP program in New York City, where she managed admissions along with the day-to-day programming of the facility. In her role at Hidden River, she is able to utilize both her organizational knowledge, flexibility to work with different aspects of the program and her passion for connecting with people and cultivating relationships with individuals and other programs. Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Jennifer is excited to have this unique program in her home state.

Our Leadership Team

James “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LCP, CEDSS

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…

Burty Macwan “Mac”, RN

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). …

Dr. Mariam Bekhit

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…