Len Dryer Joins Eating Recovery Center as Chief Financial Officer
Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, today announced that it has named Len Dryer as its new chief financial officer. A healthcare executive with 30 years of experience at one of the nation’s premier pediatric medical centers, Dryer is tasked with advancing and overseeing the organization’s financial systems and infrastructure to support Eating Recovery Center’s current expansion plans as well as its long-term growth strategy. Since its inception in 2008, Eating Recovery Center has grown from a single 12 bed/12 partial hospitalization slot adult behavioral hospital to an six-facility hospital network in Denver, California and Washington treating adults, adolescents and children with 46 beds/128 partial hospitalization slots. In an effort to expand patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center has partnered with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program in northern California and The Moore Center in Bellevue, Wash. Throughout his 30-year career in financial administration at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dryer served in several roles, including staff accountant, supervisor of accounting, controller, and most recently, senior vice president/chief financial officer. During the 23 years he managed the pediatric hospital system’s financial structure and reporting as senior vice president/chief financial officer, Dryer oversaw the construction of the new Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Fitzsimons campus and skillfully issued more than $710 million in debt financing. In addition to these achievements, he was instrumental in strategic planning and leadership development during his tenure at the hospital. “Len’s extensive healthcare experience combined with his proven ability to consult, advise, coach, communicate and implement effective strategies will surely be an asset to Eating Recovery Center in light of the company’s recent growth and its future expansion plans,” said Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, chief executive officer and founding partner of Eating Recovery Center. “His strategic thinking capabilities and analytical skills have been cultivated and perfected through a lengthy tenure and increasingly responsible positions at a large, nationally recognized medical center, and I’m confident that Eating Recovery Center will benefit greatly from that expertise.” In addition to his service to Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dryer has volunteered his time and expertise at several non-profit organizations, including CHCA, NACHRI, Miller Safety Center and March of Dimes. He most currently served as board chair for Colorado Access, a Medicaid/Medicare health plan, and is a board member for Rocky Mountain Youth, an organization providing primary care to underserved children and adolescents. Dryer earned a BS in accounting from the University of Nebraska, as well as a MBA from the University of Colorado.