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
As Executive Director, Kerry brings almost 20 years of behavioral health experience to Hanley Center at Origins to provide leadership and management to a multidisciplinary team. Kerry has gained significant and relevant long-term experience as she transitioned through roles as a family consultant, primary therapist, various leadership positions and now Executive Director. Her experience with, and passion for 12 Step based treatment 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 health care.
Dane Hebert is the Chief Financial Officer of Origins Behavioral Healthcare, LLC. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration and his Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. After almost six years with Peat Marwick/KPMG, Dane left to start a Management Consulting practice in Austin, Texas. He has worked with the University of Texas Quality Management Consortia and the Brass Ring program mentoring students. He was also a Greater Austin Quality Council Examiner. Dane is a Certified Public Accountant and is Certified in Production and Inventory Control. He is married to Patricia, whom he met while working abroad with Peat Marwick. They have two sons.
TJ is a Certified Criminalist and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas, where he worked as a teacher and a private tutor. TJ also did his post-graduate work in the biology and chemistry fields at the University of North Texas. He is dedicated to helping and working with other alcoholics and addicts. TJ, personally in recovery from addiction, has been a strong member of twelve step community in Dallas Texas. In his personal time he enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with his family.
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.
Prior to joining Origins, Jennifer served as Director of Social Services at the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center following over 14 years spent as the Program Support Services Coordinator for Father Flanagan’s Boys Town Florida. Jennifer’s extensive background in regulatory compliance, contracts and grants, and human services coupled with her strong interpersonal and organizational skills complement the rest of the talented Origins Corporate Services team. Jennifer holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Services from Florida State University.
Dr. Bob Lynn is an internationally recognized lecturer, researcher and clinician in the fields of Counseling Psychology and Substance Use Disorders. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Senior Fellow in Biofeedback Practice and a global expert in Family and Behavioral Therapies, Dr. Lynn has an impressive forty-year history of providing care for the unique challenges of all age groups including special populations such as adolescents and older adults.
Dr. Lynn completed his doctoral studies at Rutgers University School of Graduate Education and continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor for Rutgers School of Addiction Studies. In addition to holding numerous other faculty positions through the years, Dr. Lynn has an extensive background in developing treatment systems and programs to address substance use disorders in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
In New Jersey, Dr. Lynn was honored with an Assembly Resolution for Distinguished Record of Public Service for his efforts in the fight against drug dependence. As Chief Clinical Advisor at Origins since 2012, Dr. Lynn has focused intently on developing treatment systems driven by individual client needs that are informed by research and outcomes. His ability to help restore hope in families overwhelmed with despair through the creation of systems for growth and empowerment that promote long-term recovery may be his most significant accomplishment.
As a pioneer in the field working with those whose lives have been impacted by drugs and alcohol, Dr. Lynn has a passion for client advocacy and the melding of science with 12-Step recovery. An avid sailor and equine enthusiast, Dr. Lynn strives to stay in balance with all that the outdoors has to offer. This, along with his love for family, friends and his work, continues to define his life.
Orlando Montalvo is a 26-year veteran in the substance abuse recovery community and is well known for his compassionate and zealous approach when working with clients and their families. Prior to joining Origins, Orlando worked as a Treatment Director for two state-funded programs, as well as a Trainer of Trainers for both the Cannabis Youth Treatment and Matrix Stimulant Abuse Models. As a trained Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a National Certified Addictions Counselor (NCAC I), Orlando is a highly sought after expert speaker at the state and federal levels. Having started as a Primary Counselor at Origins, Orlando’s experience and responsibilities have continually increased as he transitioned to the Director for the Men’s Unit, then Compliance Coordinator and now the Executive Director.
Orlando is a proud and grateful member of the 12-Step fellowship for over 26 years. He is well-respected for his spiritual insights and his passion for helping others find a lasting recovery. In his spare time he enjoys reading, sharing scripture and playing golf.
Chris speaks for various Fellowships internationally. He has had 25 years in the treatment business in various areas including valuable roles in Alumni Services, administration and as a lecturer. Chris serves on the board of the non-profit Outpost Recovery Club. He is 29 years sober and married to his wife Patty. The Raymers reside in Ingram, Texas.
Chris Raymer Speaking Engagments
Troy has over 38 years of extensive experience with another highly-regarded national recovery institution working on the facility side of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. With years of specialized training in construction management and blueprint reading from Penn State University, Troy has been directly involved in over 450,000 square feet of new and renovated building projects including the overseeing of several master campus plans. Married with four kids, Troy enjoys spending time in the mountains, going hunting and restoring old cars.