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Dr. Stuart Koman

Dr. Stuart Koman

is a founder and the Chief Executive of Walden Behavioral Care and its non-profit sister corporation, the Walden Center for Research and Education. Dr. Koman is a veteran health care manager with more than 30 years of experience leading and developing 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 underserved 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.

Stu is married to Kathleen Kelley Koman, a journalist and writer, and has two children. Jason, 29, recently completed the Masters in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkley and now works for the Department of Energy (DC) in the Office of Energy Efficiency. Kyra, 16, is a sophomore at Winchester High, a member of the varsity volleyball team and the 2013 winner of the “Winchester Idol” competition. Stu is an avid sports (cycling, of course) and fitness enthusiast. He is also an active member of the Winchester community including clinical advisor and counselor at the Winchester ABC (A Better Chance) program and a former Board member and active participant at Temple Shir Tikvah.