With a strong personal commitment to addiction treatment and recovery, Drew Rothermel is an unabashed advocate of delivering innovative quality treatment based on the 12-Step program of recovery to patients and their families. Armed with a strong education background, having earned JD and MBA degrees from the University of Richmond, VA, he has a long history dedicated to bringing his considerable executive experience to bear for organizations seeking to provide only the highest quality to the clients they serve.
His most recent position as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and President of the Florida Market for another highly-regarded national recovery institution, was pivotal in their efforts to become a world-class addiction recovery provider. Through strategic lobbying with the State of Florida and by successfully defending both the Fair Housing Act and Americans With Disabilities Act, he was able to improve care and secure important rights for people in active recovery from chemical dependence. He also gives back to the community through his involvement with St. Joseph’s Regional Health Network, the Berkshire Charitable Foundation and the Hanley Family Foundation, just to name a few. Other addiction related efforts include consulting with and advising numerous addiction treatment centers to cooperatively share best practices and performance benchmarks in order to improve overall treatment quality throughout the industry.
Combined with his proven, successful financial and legal management work for a NASDAQ registered bank holding company and a corporate law firm, Drew is someone who knows how to bring together the relevant resources necessary to solve problems and create a solid foundation for corporate growth. This makes him a perfect fit for Origins as it continues to maintain its standing as a leading provider of modern, innovative addiction treatment techniques and programs. Under his experienced leadership Origins will continue to improve its ability to help those currently suffering under this debilitating disease discover the strength to live happy, productive lives free from the burden of chemical dependence.
Message from CEO, Drew Rothermel
Jerry brings extensive financial, operations, and planning and analysis experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer for Origins Behavioral HealthCare. He is a financial management professional with a progressive track record at several global financial services firms and has spent the last 8 years in private equity-owned healthcare companies. With expertise in strategic direction, accounting, budgeting and process improvement, Jerry leads Origins’ corporate Finance team located in Dallas, Texas. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University. In his free time, he enjoys physical fitness and various outdoor activities.
As Vice President of Clinical Operations, Kerry brings almost 20 years of behavioral health experience to Origins Behavioral HealthCare. She provides essential leadership and management to a multidisciplinary clinical team. Kerry is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and operational oversight at all Origins Behavioral HealthCare facilities across the country.
During her career in the substance use disorder treatment industry, Kerry has held several significant and relevant roles. Her experience and passion with the 12-Step philosophy aligns well with the treatment model and philosophy of Origins. Kerry has a passion for helping others. She obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and she has committed her professional pursuits to focus on improving systems in behavioral healthcare.
Rick began working in the addiction treatment industry in 2002 and has significant experience in multiple aspects of treatment administration including admissions, utilization review, marketing, referral relations and business development. Rick received his license as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern in 2013, and has received training as an interventionist in several models of structured family intervention. Rick also brings to Origins a strong background in finance and real estate, which includes many years as an executive in commercial banking and real estate lending for one of the largest independent bank holding companies in Texas. Rick is a member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of C4 Recovery Solutions and the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium.
Dr. Frank Lawlis has focused on clinical and research methods involving the relationship between the mind and the body since 1968, when he received his Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in medical psychology and rehabilitation. Frank has written and co-authored over 100 published articles, as well as several New York Times bestselling books. He was awarded Diplomate by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology. In addition, Dr. Lawlis received the status of Fellow from the American Psychological Association for his scientific contributions to the field of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine, as well as other awards for his pioneering research in the field.
Dr. Lawlis co-founded the Lawlis and Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity (PNP) Center in Lewisville, Texas to revolutionize the practice of behavioral medicine. The Lawlis Peavey PNP Center offers full psychological assessments wherein each patient can be given a thorough medical, psychological, neurological, sociological, and family dynamics evaluation all during the same week. The practice has taken great strides in truly understanding the complexity of each individual patient, and addressing issues within a finite time period.
In addition to his role at the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center, Dr. Lawlis is Chief Content and Oversight Adviser for the Dr. Phil Show, and Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board. He has been a member of the Dr. Phil Foundation since the inception of the Dr. Phil Show in 2002. Frank is responsible for evaluating the themes of potential shows to determine the meaningfulness and benefit of the concept for viewers, making him a big factor in the development of each episode. He also consults with Dr. Phil about potential guests, and oversees resources for the guests as they leave the show.
With over 25 years on the substance use disorder treatment industry, Chris has held many key positions including in Alumni Services and Administration. He is a renowned national and international speaker about recovery. Chris serves on the board of the non-profit Outpost Recovery Club. He is an advocate of the 12-Steps, character development, spirituality and fellowship. With three decades of personal recovery, Chris resides in Ingram, Texas with his wife Patty.
Chris Raymer Speaking Engagments
As Vice President of Marketing, Steve brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing, brand strategy and communications to Origins Behavioral HealthCare. His expertise in healthcare and behavioral health stem from experience at several of the nation’s largest and best-known healthcare companies and hospital systems. Steve is instrumental in growing Origins’ national brand awareness and connecting people with recovery services. He is responsible for all traditional and digital marketing initiatives for Origins’ campuses nationwide. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management. In his free time, Steve enjoys playing tennis and spending time outdoors.
With decades of experience in the substance use disorder treatment industry, Troy has held several key operational and administrative roles. At Origins, Troy is the Vice President of Administration, which includes overseeing Human Resources, Facilities, IT and Operations on all campuses. Troy is skilled at directing and growing teams. His accomplishments include the startup and expansion of new treatment programs in various states; more than doubling the number of beds at facilities; and managing the successful build-out of over 450,000 square feet of new and renovated space. Troy has also served as a consultant for programming and budget development for several for-profit and non-profit organizations. In his free time, he enjoys antiquing and restoring old cars.