The Board of Managers at EDCare is comprised of industry leaders dedicated to bringing health and wellness to those in need. With their combined experiences, they provide leadership and inspiration to our team of professionals.

Erik S. Akhund

Erik is a co-founder of EDCare and since 2005 has served as its Chairman.

Since 2000, he has served as Managing Director and Investment Officer of a private family office where he has been responsible for the origination of over $1B in investments in hedge funds, private equity funds and direct investments, and has also been involved in start-ups, workouts, restructurings, liquidations, buy-outs and IPO’s. His investments have been in the areas of energy and power, utilities, real estate, media, internet, manufacturing, biotech, and consumer goods.  Previously, Mr. Akhund was engaged in principal or senior management positions with early-stage private companies, investment banks and venture capital firms. His board memberships have included ContourGlobal Holdings, Melinta Corporation, Kemado Records, Central European Petroleum, Cardell Financial Corp and others.

Mr. Akhund was a co-acquirer and co-founder of The Meadows and Rosewood Ranch and a member of their boards.

Mr. Akhund started his career with Bankers Trust Corporation in 1983. Mr. Akhund received a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and an M.I.A. in International Banking and Finance from Columbia University, read international law at Oxford University before receiving an MBA-Finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Tom Doolan

Tom Doolan is a co-founder of EDCare and has over 50 years of successful experience in healthcare, construction and manufacturing corporations.  He has been instrumental in restructuring and repositioning healthcare organizations and manufacturing companies for growth and profit.  In addition, he has served on the board of several not-for-profit corporations such as DayTop (NYC).

He has served on the Board of The Meadows, a nationally recognized substance abuse center.  He has also been a pro bono consultant to several other substance abuse and eating disorder centers located in Arizona and Florida. Currently, Tom sits on the Board of EDCare (formerly named Eating Disorder Center of Denver).  Throughout his career, he has significantly volunteered his time with The United Way, American Heart Association and other non-profit organizations.

Tom has been a guest lecturer for the American Hospital Association, American Management Association and The New School.  He has an MBA degree from Bernard Baruch Graduate School, City University of New York and a BA degree in psychology from Fordham University.  He has held professorships at The Arthur T. Roth Graduate School, C.W. Post University, The Graduate School for Allied Health Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Suffolk Community College.  He is also the author of numerous articles on healthcare subjects and throughout his career has interacted extensively with top government and business leaders to actualize healthcare reform.

Tom received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, The Senior Healthcare Regent’s Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Heart Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award.  In the Executive Edition of Newsday’s Long Island Business Report, he was singled out as “one of five people to watch”.  He has also achieved Life Diplomate status in the American College of Health Care Executives.

Tom is married to his wife Betty and have one son, Brian. Together they reside in Southold, New York. Tom’s interests include playing traditional Irish music on the button accordion/harmonica and painting watercolors, oils and pastels.

Tom Doolan

Maureen Tarrant

Maureen Tarrant

Maureen Tarrant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. She is an experienced senior executive within HCA’s HealthONE system of care and was named to the position in July 2014.

Prior to her role at P/SL and RMHC, Maureen was President and CEO of Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. She led the planning, design and development, construction and opening of HCA’s HealthONE seventh and newest hospital in 2003. Before opening Sky Ridge Medical Center, she served as HealthONE’s Vice President for Strategic and Administrative Services. She began her career with HealthONE as Vice President of Planning and Marketing for Rose Medical Center.

With a deep commitment to community organizations, Maureen serves on many Boards and Committees. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation. Additionally, Maureen serves on the Board of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, Midtown Surgical Center and MIC Management Committee. She is also a founding board member of American Cancer Society’s “CEOs Against Cancer”, a Member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Executive Challenge, an Alumni of Distinction at State University of New York at Oneonta and a long-time member of the Colorado Hospital Association.

Her leadership in healthcare related organizations is extensive. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Health Administration and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also served as Chair of the Board, Colorado Hospital Association from 2010 to 2011, and was a member of American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board from 2009 to 2011.

Tamara Pryor, PhD, FAED

Dr. Tamara Pryor has been privileged to work in the field of eating disorders for the past 30 years. She spent 16 years as an Associate Professor and Director of the Eating Disorder Program at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine, four years as Co-director of the PATH Eating Disorders Clinic, and three years at Wichita Psychiatric Consultants as the Director of eating disorder services before coming to Eating Disorder Center of Denver.

Dr. Pryor conducts research and has published articles examining personality disorders, substance abuse, multi-impulsive behavior, sexual functioning, and cognitive rigidity in the eating disordered individual. She has presented both nationally and internationally, and she co-authored a prevention curriculum and textbook as well as co-authored 3 chapters in a textbook on Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. Dr. Pryor is a founding member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association. She has a MSW from Wayne State University, a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as a PhD in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. She completed a fellowship in child psychiatry and a fellowship in eating disorders at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

Walter Kaye, MD, FAED

Dr. Kaye joined the University of California, San Diego faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was research director of the Eating Disorder Program, and where he received a NIMH Senior Scientist award. He attended Ohio State Medical School, trained in neurology at the University of Southern California, trained in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, was a fellow and research physician at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Program, and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kaye has authored more than 400 articles and publications throughout this career. Dr. Kaye earned the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of Eating Disorders from the Academy of Eating Disorders.