The Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) of Dunwoody has been acquired by Walden Behavioral Care, LLC of Waltham, Mass. The company provides a full system of specialized care for individuals and families impacted by all types of eating disorders.

The joining of these two organizations brings more comprehensive, individualized and accessible eating disorder treatment to those across the Atlanta region. Leveraging Walden’s proven experience in establishing a regional, full system of care, ACE will build off its 23 years of treatment excellence, expanding its community-based treatment services and programming into additional, intensive treatment settings.

Specifically, it is Walden’s intention to create programming to meet the needs of individuals who require comprehensive, coordinated care. ACE will continue to provide treatment at the partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient (IOP) and aftercare program (Outpatient) levels at its Alpharetta, Decatur and Dunwoody locations.

The combination of Walden and ACE establishes one of the region’s first full systems of care for adolescents and adults impacted by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other specific feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).

With the acquisition, Walden will now have 14 locations across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia, including two inpatient units, one residential facility and 11 ambulatory clinics.


Atlanta-based hotel Equities named Brooke Stall the General Manager of the Year for her top performance during 2016. Honored for her leadership, excellence in hotel operations and sales, Ms. Stall is a Lead GM for the firm and the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Perimeter Center in Sandy Springs.

Jeff Shockley, Hotel Equities’ Vice President of Asset Management and Operations and Chuck Powell, Sr. Vice President of Operations, presented the award. Hotel Equities chose her from among more than 60 general managers company-wide.

“Brooke is a tremendous trainer, a mentor to our young leaders and an inspiring facilitator for the Hotel Equities’ Foundations Class,” said Shockley. “She helped two hotels increase guest satisfaction scores while completing their renovations. She and her team at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Perimeter Center also increased revenue and market share.”

Hotel Equities also named Juanita Stallworth as the vice president of human resources.

Stallworth's responsibilities include oversight of the human resources department including labor law compliance, writing and administering policy, recruiting and staffing, performance management and employee relations.

She joined Hotel Equities from the Atlanta office of Samsung Electronics where she served as a manager of human resources for the past two years. She held the top HR position at Samsung, a Fortune 100 provider of electronics, and partnered with the firm’s executive management to grow the business group through innovative human resources management.

After beginning her career at EFL, Inc. in Chicago where she rose to serve as vice president of human resources, she moved to Atlanta as associate development supervisor/human resources for The Home Depot. Additional positions in Atlanta included director of human resources for Papa John’s International and regional manager, human resources, RadioShack Corporation.

Stallworth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Columbia College in Chicago, Ill. In addition to holding several professional certifications, she is a member of the Society Human Resource Management and two professional affiliate organizations.

Involved in the community, she heads the trustee board, directs the choir and volunteers in the homeless ministry at her church. She also enjoys travel, music and theater. 

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