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Origins Executive Leadership

Jim Caldwell – Chief Executive Officer

For the last 30 years, Jim has worked with the Rowling family and has been an integral part of TRT Holdings, Inc. parent of Origins Behavioral HealthCare. He has served in a number of leadership roles during his tenure including being the CEO and President of Omni Hotels & Resorts for more than 15 years and President of TRT Holdings for more than 12 years.

Jim is passionate about businesses that positively impact the lives of their customers and is excited to be a part of the Origins team.

Upon being named President and CEO, he said “I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm TRT’s commitment to Origins and its belief in the incredible opportunities that lie before us.”

Jim graduated from The University of Texas Austin with a BBA with highest honors in accounting and The University of Texas School of Law earning a JD with honors.

Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP – Chief Clinical Officer

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.

Rick Hubbard – Executive Vice President of Professional Relations

webRick 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.

Steve Roberts – Chief Financial Officer

In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Steve is the leader of Origins’ corporate finance and accounting team, which provides general accounting services, payroll, treasury, financial and strategic planning, and analysis services.

Before joining Origins, Steve spent thirty-five years in the hospitality industry as a financial manager in both publicly and privately held companies and held senior financial leadership positions with two different hotel management corporations over the past decade.

Steve and his wife have lived in many cities across the US, and most recently spent twelve years in the Atlanta area before returning to the Dallas area. They have family scattered across the western and southeastern states. Steve is an avid follower of current events and politics.

Jared Fuson, Vice President of People

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.

Sharmin Ashtaputre, Vice President of Revenue Management

Sharmin brings a highly sought after skill set to Origins which enables all disciplines to operate more effectively and efficiently. Her experience includes healthcare consulting, mergers and acquisitions, hospital administration, performance improvement, project management, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Origins, she was Vice President of Strategy at Northbound Treatment Services, a prominent provider of addiction services headquartered in California. She has also held senior-level titles at Riveron Consulting based in Dallas; Ernst & Young in an advisory role for hospitals and health systems; and served as Chief of Staff to the CEO while at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.

She received her MBA from Rice University where she was awarded the university’s most coveted graduate scholarship and received numerous accolades. She received her BBA from the University of Texas at Dallas graduating cum laude and on the Dean’s List.

Her life is not one dimensional nor without excitement; she and her husband are raising an “always active” toddler daughter.

Dr. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. – Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs

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.