Robert is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Origins Behavioral HealthCare, as well as an owner and director of TRT Holdings, the family holding company that owns Origins. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Gold’s Gym, and his family’s charitable foundation, the Rowling Foundation.
Robert’s interest in substance use disorder is both personal and professional. For more than a decade he was an owner, operator and clinician at Gaston House, a nationally recognized transitional living facility for men in Dallas, Texas. He still owns it today and it is a part of the Origins continuum of care.
It was that day to day, face to face experience of helping others at Gaston that elevated his personal commitment to seeing people recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind, body and spirit. Robert’s commitment, along with TRT Holding’s deep business experience in world class hospitality and customer service brands, is the perfect fit for Origins. He, his Board of Directors and hand-picked staff share in his personal vision of being the industry leader and innovator of addiction treatment.
Robert pursued his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He remained in Dallas to complete his Master’s degree in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.
A man who seemingly has no free time actually finds some. He and his wife Melissa have three young children who enjoy spending time outdoors at home in Dallas, on the family ranch near the Texas Hill Country, as well as Colorado in all four seasons.
Brad oversees the executive directors of Origins’ campuses, as well as the admissions and technology departments. Prior to being named COO of Origins, Brad served Gold’s Gym International for more than a decade. Serving as the Vice President of Operations, Gold’s launched several cultural and operations initiatives. He served as a partner with other senior leaders to refocus the companies 7,000+ employees to a clear, concise goal of helping people achieve their potential through fitness. From apparel and voice of the consumer, to real estate and design/construction, Brad was able to leverage his passions to enable an environment that aligns with the company’s mission.
Through his personal and professional experience, Brad has learned that no matter the business, facts are important. “Why are you here?” “Why today?” and “How do you want me to help?” are invaluable questions to have the answer to. Those answers drive his natural curiosity to understand how to make things better.
Brad graduated from Southern Methodist University and was a scholarship football player. His greatest prides are his wife Megan, and their three kids, Tally, Tucker and Tate. Their family serve and attend Watermark Community Church in Dallas.
With his multi-faceted experience and leadership in the substance use disorder treatment field, John brings a remarkable skill set of pastor, counselor, clinical manager, teacher and respected expert to Hanley. In his role as 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’s academic training includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Management, a Doctor of Health Science, and postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional and a Certified Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida. He is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional meeting all Federal DOT qualifications. John is a musician, writer and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.
Jared has spent his professional career across various industries in the helping and healing traditions of pastoral ministry, professional counseling and addiction treatment, life and executive coaching, and strategic human resources. Prior to joining Origins, Jared was the Vice President of People and Talent at TreeHouse, Inc., a rapidly growing sustainable home upgrade retailer headquartered in Austin, TX. Before this Jared served as Clinical Director of Gaston House Transitional Sober Living in Dallas, TX and also provided professional counseling services in a private practice setting as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Now, as a team member at Origins, his passion and skills lie in cultivating healthy teams and leaders through effective organizational development strategies focused on aligning the company’s objectives with its mission, culture, and the employee’s experience. Jared believes that Origins’ people are the secret ingredients when it comes to the organization’s ability to deliver the promise of a clear path to healing and freedom to both the addicted population and their loved ones. As such, Origins’ commitment to its employees and their individual and collective development, growth and impact will remain a top priority of the organization’s overall strategy.
When Jared isn’t serving the People employed at Origins, he is a husband and a father of two. He is active in his church community and provides counseling/coaching services on a part-time basis in his spare time.
“To build marketing and creative teams that produce meaningful work, in an in-house advertising agency environment,” is Glenn’s battle cry. His agency roster includes Ogilvy & Mather/NY, Leo Burnett/Chicago and The Richards Group/Dallas. More than anything he loves make-a-daily-difference projects like Origins.
For the past decade, as a freelancer he concentrated on the re-branding and relaunch of stellar brands in search of rejuvenation. He’s also embraces the digital arena, but remains steadfast that every ounce of interactive marketing has to have a foundational idea beneath it. “Something cool, without a purpose, isn’t cool.” He and the marketing team are committed to conveyance of a message that leads to long-lasting sobriety.
His favorite pastime is travel, especially to islands no one can find on a globe. He’s been sober since 2010. And survived a long bout with neck cancer in 2017 which left him with a raspy, prosthetic voice box and an enormous appreciation for life.
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 Engagements
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.