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South Padre Team

Scott Vandenburg, MA, LPC, LCDC, CART – Executive Director

Scott has been a dedicated member of the Origins team since 2014.  Serving as Executive Director, he oversees and coordinates clinical and recovery services for all programs in South Padre Island.  Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Boise State University and a Master of Arts degree in addiction studies from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist.

Scott’s approach to co-occurring disorders treatment integrates clinical science and 12-Step recovery methodologies to provide services and interventions that address the physical, mental, and spiritual elements of substance use and mental health disorders.  He is passionate about both 12-Step philosophies and the treatment model of Origins, as these principles have been an integral part of his own personal recovery from addiction and alcoholism.  Working in treatment is a departure from his previous career, but Scott is convinced that helping others recover from a hopeless state of mind and body is his ultimate purpose in life.

 

Dr. Raju Mangrola, M.D. – Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. Mangrola is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for over 25 years. He is board-certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Mangrola has worked in various prestigious programs as Medical Director where he served the needs of individuals with addiction and various psychiatric issues. Through his extensive work with addictive and co-occurring disorders, he brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluation and treatment. He has also been active in speaking forums addressing the issues related to addiction and the opiate crisis.

 

 

David Tejeda, LPC – Clinical Director

David TejedaAs a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in diverse therapeutic services, case management, and psychoeducational teaching, David Tejeda has specialized expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), substance abuse, and family counseling services, including the creation of didactic and experiential psychoeducation. David received both his bachelor’s in psychology and his Master of Education in counseling and guidance from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is a skilled and knowledgeable speaker who has taught graduate-level courses in addiction counseling at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Prior to his current role, David started in 2014 as a primary counselor for Origins, then served as Family Services Director on South Padre Island. As Clinical Director, he oversees all clinical operations and teams at our South Padre Island locations, including the development and implementation of therapeutic groups and services for our patients and their families.

 

Meghan Brooks – Director of Admissions

Meghan started working with Origins in 2016 as an Admissions Specialist, seven years after beginning her own personal journey as a Hanley Center patient. With a firsthand understanding of the unique struggles that patients and their families endure prior to reaching out for help, Meghan knows that the initial phone call can potentially shape an individual’s outlook and willingness to seek and sustain treatment. Meghan received her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Central Florida. She loves working in the recovery community, especially when she can assist other women to get the expert help they need. She is grateful for the opportunity to lead a talented Origins team that is on the front lines of healing in a company fully dedicated to advancements in treatment.