PEKIN, Ill., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- James "Buck" Runyan, MS, LMFT, CEDS, has been named as the new 2013-2014 President of the Board of Directors of The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Runyan has an extensive background in treating eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors and is currently the Chief Operations Officer at the Center for Discovery, at which he oversees Discovery's four residential eating disorder treatment facilities.
Runyan has held positions as the founding Program Director of the Remuda Ranch Adolescent Center for Eating Disorders and Program Administrator for San Bernardino Mental Health Court Pegasus Program. Runyan earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree at California Baptist University.
"I am honored to represent iaedp as the President of the Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term," said Runyan. "It is a very exciting time to be involved in this area of mental health care and with iaedp reaching a greater number of treatment professionals than ever before, I look forward to what the future brings, including our upcoming 27th annual Symposium."
Says iaedp Managing Director, Bonnie Harken: "The leadership contribution at iaedp has always been exceptional, and with Buck as president, he will continue this trend, providing his expertise and wisdom, much as he has done for so many years before. We are thrilled that he will be leading our Board of Directors, especially at such an exciting time of development and interest in the field of eating disorder and treatment."
Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions.
iaedp is excited about Lake Las Vegas as the site for iaedp Symposium 2013!
Plan to attend Symposium 2013 on March 21-24. Experience the conference that many of our attendees call "the best eating disorder conference" in the field. For more information, visit: International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
Contact: Susie Lomelino