Clinical Team

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Each discipline within the Hannah’s House team works in tandem with one another. There is constant communication between clinical and medical professionals, and we address each patient’s individual needs on a daily basis.

We adhere to established codes of ethics and standards. We promote and protect patients’ rights by strictly upholding federal, state and agency regulations regarding addiction treatment and health care privacy.



Sara Smith

LCSW –Program Director

Sara is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who have experienced traumas that include child abuse and human trafficking. Sara earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In addition to recovery advocacy and spending time with her dog, Canela, she teaches martial arts and women’s self-defense classes and holds three black belts. She also enjoys teaching leadership and project management classes. Sara has been recognized through multiple peace and justice awards for her tremendous ability to advocate for others. She loves helping women advocate for themselves and become empowered by using recovery tools to remain sober and change their lives. Sara joined the Origins family in 2021 as a Primary Counselor. In her newest role at Hannah’s House, Sara looks forward to providing the most significant positive impact available to patients and their families.

Geri Richardson, MD

Dr. Geri Richardson


Dr. Richardson is the Medical Director for Hannah’s House. Dr. Richardson is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who has been in practice for over 25 years. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rice University, Dr. Richardson achieved her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. Her adult residency and child fellowship were completed at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital. Prior to joining the Origins family, she most recently served as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, HCSC. Dr. Richardson has had the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1995.

Alexandra Brotzman MSN ARNP FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner

Joshua L. Love


Before Origins, Joshua had an extensive career in human services for nonprofits, public health, and faith-based organizations. His work focused on addiction, disability support, and marginalized identities through education, prevention, and support. Joshua completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health and a Master of Divinity with a clinical pastoral residency in San Francisco, working with marginalized populations. He was the director of a global HIV/AIDS ministry and addiction education program. Joshua authored a text and workshop curriculum used in U.S. and international faith communities for family and individual support. He completed training to become a Structured Family Recovery® counselor, as well as completed training in psychodrama and narrative exposure therapy. Joshua developed the Family Path for Origins, a video series supporting family members through addiction education and engagement for family healing. He is experienced in providing clinical support to families in person and through telehealth services. Joshua strives to provide families with an opportunity to return to a sense of belonging and hope and is committed to helping families find paths for healing and restoration.

Alexandra Brotzman MSN ARNP FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner

Alexandra Brotzman

APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with extensive experience in dual diagnoses associated with substance use and psychiatric medicine, Alexandra Brotzman has been part of the Origins family since 2011. She initially served as a Nurse Manager prior to assuming her current role in 2015 as Family Nurse Practitioner in residential care. She provides a broad range of advanced practice nursing services including holistic evaluation, diagnosis, and management of both acute and chronic medical conditions and says its especially rewarding to see the entire process of change occur in our patients from admission to discharge. In 2020, Alexandra returned to school and is now board certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She’s an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Mayflower Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Outside of work she stays busy with offshore fishing tournaments and traveling as much as possible.


Karla Romero


As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Karla Romero has provided exceptional nursing support for Origins Recovery Center and Hannah’s House residential patients undergoing drug and alcohol detoxification since September 2011 before moving into her new role as Health Services Manager. Additionally, she has worked with pediatric patients and those with arthritis and osteoporosis. Karla graduated in 2016 from Texas Southmost College in Brownsville with her Associate Degree in Nursing after receiving her LVN from Texas State Technical College in Harlingen in 2011 and completing the Medical Assistant Program at Career Centers Brownsville in 2007.


Raquel Tatum

Continuum of Care Coordinator

Raquel has served as a 12-Step Recovery Advocate at Hannah’s House since March 2022. She is in the process of completing her Bachelor’s in Social Work degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. With January 20, 2017, being her sobriety date and entering the program in Kerrville, TX, Raquel offers her patients first-hand experience and valuable personal insight into battling addiction and alcoholism. Before joining Hannah’s House team, she was an immigration assistant for a law firm and a program coordinator for another recovery community in Dallas, Texas.



Meghan Brooks

Director of Admissions

Meghan started working with Origins in 2016 as an Admissions Specialist, seven years after beginning her own personal journey as a patient. With a firsthand understanding of the unique struggles that patients and their families endure prior to reaching out for help, Meghan knows that the initial phone call can potentially shape an individual’s outlook and willingness to seek and sustain treatment. Meghan received her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Central Florida. She loves working in the recovery community, especially when she can assist other women to get the expert help they need. She is grateful for the opportunity to lead a talented Origins team that is on the front lines of healing in a company fully dedicated to advancements in treatment.


Our admissions team is available 24/7. Call us at 561.841.1272.