Mike Gurr Named The Meadows Ranch Director of Family Services

Mike Gurr
We are pleased to announce that Mike Gurr has joined our staff as Program Director of Family Services. As program director, he will guide group and individual therapy, community workshops, and intensives for families of women and girls with eating disorders. He will bring his experience as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and a trained Arbinger facilitator to his work.

Runyan to Speak at Eating Disorder Conference

The Southeast Eating Disorders Conference will take place in New Orleans, August 26-28. The Meadows Ranch will be represented at the conference by Clinical Director Buck Runyan, who will be presenting on “Unveiling the Mysterious Relationship between Temperament and Eating Disorders.”

Lynn Grefe, NEDA President and CEO, Dies

Lynn Grefe, who was president and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), passed away on April 28. The tireless crusade she waged to help individuals suffering from eating disorders was expansive. Her dream to positively impact such individuals and their families was certainly realized throughout her extensive career. Her heartfelt efforts never showed signs of slowing down. Among other major accomplishments, Lynn launched or enhanced national programs such as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and NEDA initiatives, such as its sponsored walk program established in 2009; Helpline; and Navigators peer support group. She was also the leader of the NEDA Network of 23 eating disorder non-profits nationwide. Lynn was also a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Institute of Mental Health Alliance. In 2014, she was honored by Women’s E-News as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century and by the Advisory Council of the Mental Health Foundation in 2011.