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.
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
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.
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.