Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP
With his multi-faceted experience and leadership in the field of substance use and mental health disorder treatment, John’s varied skill set includes pastor, counselor, clinical manager, teacher, and respected expert. As a Chief Clinical Officer, John provides supervisory and clinical oversight to all of Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s programs. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on addiction, spirituality, and related topics.
John holds a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in conflict management, a master’s in management, and a doctorate in health science. He has completed postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy, and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional, a Certified Mental Health Professional in Florida, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Substance Abuse Professional. John is also a musician, a writer, and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.
Scott Vandenburg, MA, MBA, LPC, LCDC
Scott Vandenburg, MA, MBA, LPC, LCDC
Scott has been a dedicated member of the Origins team since 2014, and in his current role, oversees all programs in South Padre Island. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Scott is passionate about both 12-Step philosophies and the treatment model of Origins, as these principles have been an integral part of his personal recovery from addiction and alcoholism.
From Boise State University, Scott holds both a bachelor’s in sociology and an MBA. From Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, he holds a master’s in addiction studies. Working in treatment is a departure from his previous career. Still, Scott is convinced that helping others recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body is his ultimate purpose in life.
Deb Kuzmin, LCSW
Since 1996, Deb has dedicated her entire career to studying and treating substance use and mental health issues affecting people of all ages. She is a Certified Addiction Specialist who has worked as a crisis hotline volunteer, discharge planner, therapist, director of case management, clinical supervisor, and clinical director.
Deb received her master’s in social work from Simmons College and trained at The Harvard School of Medicine’s Division on Addiction. Deb served as substance use director at one of Florida’s largest behavioral health agencies before joining Origins.
Dr. Raju Mangrola, M.D.
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.
Dr. Geri Richardson, M.D.
Dr. Richardson is the Medical Director for Restored Path Detox. Dr. Richardson is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who has been in practice for over 25 years. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rice University, Dr. Richardson achieved her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. Her adult residency and child fellowship were completed at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital. Prior to joining the Origins family, she most recently served as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, HCSC. Dr. Richardson has had the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1995.
Dr. Anna Lisa DeLima, PhD., LMHC, QS, NCC
Anna Lisa completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in trauma and crisis. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In her work as a clinician, Anna Lisa utilizes a variety of evidenced based protocols in the treatment of mental health disorders, SUDs, and trauma. These protocols include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other trauma-informed interventions.
Anna Lisa has worked with first responders from a variety of backgrounds and specialties in her work as a clinician. Having worked closely with first responders in a variety of roles, and through her years of research on this population, Anna Lisa is well-versed in the unique concerns that this population faces. Anna Lisa has also presented extensively on this topic around the country.
Dr. Sandra Betancourt, Ph.D., MCAP, ICADC, CMHP
Dr. Sandra Betancourt began her work in substance abuse and mental health in a small rural Connecticut community where she saw the need to develop a treatment track for monolingual Spanish patients. Today she is a member of the American Psychological Association, having been in substance use disorders and mental health for 25 years.
Dr. Betancourt, a PhD. in psychology, is a Florida Board Certified Mental Health Professional and a Board Certified Addiction Counselor. She worked for Dr. David Powell, at E.T.P. (Education and Training Programs,) she has vast experience with co-occurring disorders, and led the development of a treatment track for chronic mentally ill patients with substance use disorders at the Veterans Memorial Hospital. She has extensive knowledge and training in program development and supervision, and in the use of evidenced-based/research-proven practices.
Dr. Kaisha Thomas, Ph.D., LMFT, LHMC, QS, NCC, CCMHC, SAP
Dr. Kaisha Thomas, Ph.D., LMFT, LHMC, QS, NCC, CCMHC, SAP
Dr. Thomas’ extensive clinical and teaching experience spans more than two decades, and her numerous professional certifications and licensures reflect her expertise in the field of addiction. After obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The Julliard School and her Master of Science in dance/movement therapy from the Hunter College of the City University of New York, she earned a post-master’s certificate in mental health and aging. She also earned a Master of Science in mental health counseling, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
David Tejeda, M.Ed., LPC-S
As 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.
Dr. Stacy Grossman, Psy.D., QS
Prior to joining Origins in 2013, Stacy earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida. Her experience in the substance use disorder arena is vast and includes mental health, substance abuse treatment, and psychological testing; private practice providing mental health and testing services to adults and kids; and outpatient adult mental health clinic, teaching and training professionals in the following areas: addiction treatment in the LGBTQ+ community, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and psychopathology. Her personal philosophy and that of Hanley Center were perfectly aligned with the belief that the whole person must be treated—mind, body, spirit—using resources and tools that are evidenced-based and accessible to all people.
Suzanne Sherwood, MS, LMHC
Suzanne has worked as a Primary Counselor at Hanley Center since March 2021 before taking the position of Program Director. She began her career as a Korean Linguist in the U.S. Air Force. Suzanne is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She completed her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University with a concentration in student affairs and higher education. Witnessing the military population’s difficulty in reaching out for help with mental health concerns in a high-stress environment was a catalyst for Suzanne’s career change into counseling. In her work as a clinician, Suzanne utilizes a variety of evidence-based protocols and trauma-informed interventions in the treatment of mental health disorders, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Narrative Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Joshua L. Love, MA, MDIV, LCDC, ACPE
Before Origins, Joshua had an extensive career in human services for nonprofits, public health, and faith-based organizations. His work focused on addiction, disability support, and marginalized identities through education, prevention, and support. Joshua completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health and a Master of Divinity with a clinical pastoral residency in San Francisco, working with marginalized populations. He was the director of a global HIV/AIDS ministry and addiction education program. Joshua authored a text and workshop curriculum used in U.S. and international faith communities for family and individual support. He completed training to become a Structured Family Recovery® counselor, as well as completed training in psychodrama, and narrative exposure therapy. Joshua developed the Family Path for Origins, a video series supporting family members through addiction education and engagement for family healing. He is experienced in providing clinical support to families in person and through telehealth services. Joshua strives to provide families with an opportunity to return to a sense of belonging and hope and is committed to helping families find paths for healing and restoration.