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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


Kenneth W. Willis, M.D.

Kenneth W. Willis, MD, CEDS is a Board Certified psychiatric physician who has been specializing in eating disorder treatment for over twenty-five years. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, medical school at Dartmouth and completed residency in psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Willis has been treating eating disorder patients at all levels…

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…

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). …