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Dr. Stuart L. Koman PhD

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Walden Behavioral Care LLC
Nine Hope Avenue Suite 500
Waltham , Massachusetts 02453
United States

Company Description: Walden Behavioral Care provides a "continuum of care" for treating patients with eating disorders and provides psychiatric in-patient services, while also...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Founder and the Chief Executive Officer
    Walden Behavioral Care LLC
  • Founder and the Chief Executive Officer
    The Walden Center for Education
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Walden Center for Education
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Choate Health Systems

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Koman Associates , Inc.
  • Founder
    Choate Health Systems

Education

  • Ph.D.
    Duke University
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Trinity College
  • Ph.D.
    National Institute of Mental Health
  • PhD
  • PhD.
  • Ph.D. Dr
167 Total References
Web References
Leadership Team | Psychiatric Hospital | metro-Boston area | Walden Behavior Care | Walden Behavioral Care
www.waldenbehavioralcare.com, 24 May 2014 [cached]
Stuart Koman, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Stuart Koman, Ph.D. is a founder and the Chief Executive of Walden Behavioral Care and its non-profit sister corporation, the Walden Center for Education and Research. Dr. Koman is a veteran health care manager with more than 30 years of experience leading and developing several behavioral health care companies. While all of these companies have become successful businesses under his leadership, Dr. Koman attributes much of this success to another common theme: they have all taken seriously their mission of providing innovative, compassionate and coordinated services to previously under served populations and families. Walden Behavioral Care is the most recent example as it has quickly become the leading provider of services for individuals with eating disorders in New England through its multi-level, multi-site system of care. In the nine year period 2003-2012, Walden has become a state of the art system of care providing some 40,000 service units annually at its primary campus in Waltham (MA) and satellite centers in Braintree (MA), Worcester (MA), Northampton (MA) and South Windsor, Connecticut.
Dr. Koman began his professional career in 1985 when he was appointed senior clinician and then Director of Adolescent Programs at Charles River Hospital (CRH) in Wellesley, MA. Over the next 10 years (1985 to 1996), he led two companies in achieving significant clinical and business outcomes. The first company, Charles River Management (CRHM), a subsidiary of CRH, grew out of the work of Dr. Koman and others in developing innovative treatment models for adolescents in hospital settings. Dr. Koman and his colleagues were among the first to recognize the central importance of the family in treatment program design. Many of these and related ideas were published in the Handbook of Adolescents and Family Therapy, an effort in which Dr. Koman wrote several chapters and served as co-editor.
In 1990, Dr. Koman co-founded the managed health care company, Choate Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI). Similar to the approach at Charles River, Choate provided integrated delivery of behavioral health care through a full continuum of treatment services operating under one administration. As this model proved highly adaptive in the emerging world of managed care, Choate expanded rapidly, and this led to the formation of Choate Health Management, Inc. (CHMI) and Choate Psychiatric Associates, P.C. (CPA). Having successfully managed the transition in health care reimbursement approaches, Dr. Koman was asked to assist the profession of psychology to do the same and subsequently served on the Governing Board of the American Psychological Association's practice division from 1992-2000.
After leaving Choate in 1995, Dr. Koman started Koman Associates, a firm that focuses on leaders and leadership issues in government, health care and business. At the same time, Dr. Koman served as Senior Clinical Adviser for Public Consulting Group providing strategic planning and systems re-engineering to state agencies throughout the United States. Dr. Koman continues his involvement with both of these organizations albeit on a much reduced basis once Walden was established in 2003.
Dr. Koman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and his Ph.D. from Duke University.
said Stuart Koman, who ...
framingham.patch.com, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
said Stuart Koman, who serves as President and CEO of both the Walden Center and Walden Behavioral Care in a press release Walden Center Receives Dover Amendment Protection For Educational Complex at Former Marist Center - Business Updates - Framingham, MA Patch
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"Even within the medical community, much needs to be learned about eating disorders, which affect about five percent of the population and a much larger percentage when you include individuals with weight management issues," said Stuart Koman, who serves as President and CEO of both the Walden Center and Walden Behavioral Care. "Our focus on education and research will, we hope lead to a greater understanding of eating disorders and a higher rate of recovery."
Koman said Walden will continue to work with Framingham residents and town officials to address any concerns that have, adding, "We will be good neighbors."
The non-profit Walden Center was created more than a year ago because of the need for greater education and research in the field of neurobehavioral disorders, such as eating disorders and mood disorders, Koman said.
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Koman said the project will maintain the natural setting of The Marist Center, with a significant amount of open space and an aesthetically attractive campus. The project will also contribute to the local economy by adding new jobs, while providing a much needed service that previously was unavailable in Framingham.
Walden has already begun to reach out to Framingham schools to help educate students about eating disorders and will continue to do so, Koman said.
"We remain committed to bringing a world-class facility to MetroWest and believe this project can do much good for the Town of Framingham," he said.
Partner's Bios
www.managedresults.org, 23 Sept 2014 [cached]
Stuart L. Koman, Ph.D., Partner
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Stuart L. Koman, Ph.D., Partner
S tuart Koman is a management consultant with more than twenty years in the field of behavioral healthcare prior to launching Koman Associates. Direct experience as a provider, manager, and developer of behavioral healthcare services is the foundation for all of the products and services that he now delivers. His experiences as an owner of a large New England based treatment and management services company has provided a unique perspective, an appreciation for the difficulties posed and the skill required to implement organizational change and thrive in a constantly shifting environment. His experience as a purchaser of consulting services has shaped a personal ethos for ensuring that value is received in each engagement.
I n the ten-year period 1985 to 1995, Stu Koman led two different behavioral healthcare companies to startling clinical and financial success. The first company, Charles River Health Management (CRHM) grew out of the work of Dr. Koman and others in developing innovative treatment models for adolescents in private inpatient settings. Dr. Koman and his colleagues were among the first to recognize the central importance of the family in the therapeutic design, an idea that is now so basic to best practice that it seems astounding that separating children from their families had been the standard treatment approach (See Handbook of Adolescents and Family Therapy, M.Mirkin and S.Koman (eds.), Allen and Bacon, New York, 1986). Under Dr. Koman's leadership, CRHM expanded rapidly by applying the lessons learned to a more disadvantaged public sector population and created alternative programs and levels of care averting the need for and limiting the use of inpatient treatment. New clinical models were designed to work across multiple reimbursement environments and bring new partners to the expansion effort. Major accomplishments included the first privatization of a state hospital program in Massachusetts and the development of the first home-based treatment program for families with troubled teens. The company, a subsidiary of Community Care Systems, Inc. grew from start-up to $10M in less than five years and was profitable in every year of operation during Dr.Koman's tenure.
Choate Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI), Dr. Koman's next venture in partnership with a physician colleague, was founded in 1990.
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After leaving Merit and Choate in 1997, Dr. Koman formed Koman Associates, an independent consulting firm that works with management in large organizations to plan and implement change strategies.
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For inquiries about engagements utilizing Dr. Koman, please click on the Consulting Services button and follow the directions.
News | Seacoast Capital
www.seacoastcapital.com, 17 July 2014 [cached]
Koman and his team have built an extraordinary company dedicated to assisting both individuals and their families struggling with eating disorders and related mental health issues. We were attracted to the combination of Walden's core mission and the effectiveness of their programs. We are excited to partner with Walden and provide the necessary support to enable management to execute on its growth strategy."
About Walden Behavioral Care Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, headquartered in Waltham, MA, was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stuart Koman.
Koman and his team ...
www.vcaonline.com, 17 July 2014 [cached]
Koman and his team have built an extraordinary company dedicated to assisting both individuals and their families struggling with eating disorders and related mental health issues. We were attracted to the combination of Walden's core mission and the effectiveness of their programs. We are excited to partner with Walden and provide the necessary support to enable management to execute on its growth strategy."
About Walden Behavioral Care
Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, headquartered in Waltham, MA, was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stuart Koman.
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