Meet the team
We believe in a proactive, total health-based approach using top providers, technologies, and leading-edge diagnostics to help you look, feel, and be your best self. Our experience, understanding, and dedication to this approach help us succeed where others often fall short.
At J. Flowers Health Institute, we provide the best experience and top service for anyone who is tired of not understanding why they haven't been successful in finding the root causes of many of life's problems; which can include chronic pain, migraines, medication complexities, addiction concerns, joint pain and joint care, cardiovascular health, aging, hormone replacement or eating to reduce inflammation, and any other point of concern in one's health.
Our caring team of expert providers are comprehensively trained, board certified, and experts in their fields. We spend time assessing and evaluating you and your total health, creating customized plans to identify the root cause of each health concern. With each evaluation, we provide expert diagnostic care, effective results, exceptional care coordination, and world-class support.
Dr. Flowers and Robbin Mooney, the founders and visionaries of J. Flowers Health Institute and their team have clients who travel from all over the world to reach optimal health through our practice. We educate and empower those who strive to find long sought after answers. We hand pick the best providers and protocols from western medicine, holistic health, integrative nutrition, sports medicine, and more that will help our clients reach optimal health. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help you reach all of your goals and live the best life possible. We are here for you.
James S. Flowers, PhD, LPC-S
For more than 25 years, Dr. James Flowers has been one of the most recognized and respected names in the field of chronic pain, pain recovery, and addiction. With his broad educational background and extensive experience in both the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain and co-occurring addiction, he is recognized as an expert.
Dr. Flowers has completed several fellowships in behavioral pain management complete with clinical rotations.
He personally developed pain and addiction recovery programs for some of the best-known healthcare and addiction treatment centers in the country. He directed programs integrating assessment and treatment planning with a course of treatment to promote successful recovery.
Dr. Flowers also co-founded several well-known, exclusive treatment programs in the state of Texas, dedicated to his passion – that of designing multidisciplinary addiction treatment with clinical protocols, to help individuals suffering from addiction, chronic pain and other underlying disorders, successfully recover. With a demonstrated commitment to create positive change in the lives of this clients, he is dedicated to progressive healthcare, human healing, and to developing healthcare systems which best serve this population.
Dr. Flowers has been arranging assessments and evaluations for many years, but in founding J. Flowers Health Institute, he has advanced the process to satisfy a great void - to provide truly comprehensive assessment and evaluation for those who need diagnosis, and to then develop post-evaluation treatment recommendations. Having spent over 28 years in the Texas medical and clinical community, Dr. Flowers is uniquely qualified to assemble some of the finest health care professionals in the world to perform these evaluations and treatment.
Over the years, Dr. Flowers’ passion and dedication to his clients, as well as his unique approach, has earned him an exceptional reputation as one of the nation’s premier experts. He is a popular public speaker and lecturer to audiences across the United States and abroad and has led an exceptional and distinguished career.
"Everything is about you.
Everything is about your health."
Robbin Mooney, CRS
Co-founder, Chief Development Officer
Since 1998, Robbin Mooney has worked in the health and wellness industry creating and implementing dynamic marketing solutions, designs, and branding messages for a variety of companies.
Business development, public relations and marketing roles have been her passion, and through these roles she’s found a way to help others find a full and successful life.
Robbin feels fortunate to be able to merge her entertainment background and holistic wellness specialties into the health and wellness services field.
Robbin served as the Outreach and Communications Liaison for Crossroads Centre Antigua, an internationally recognized addiction treatment program founded by Eric Clapton in 1998.
For 16 years at Willingway Hospital, she served in various roles such as Director of Communications, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator. Willingway Hospital was the first freestanding addiction treatment hospital in the state of Georgia, as well as one of the first in the country.
Over the past 17 years, she has been actively involved supporting MusiCares, which is the non-profit arm of the Recording Academy, helping musicians and individuals in the entertainment industry find the recovery help they need.
Robbin was a professional makeup artist for many years, working in film, television, and photography, and is also a certified Yoga Instructor.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Beard is a seasoned senior healthcare executive with over eighteen years of psychiatric and substance abuse experience as an executive team member. His vast array of management expertise includes multi-site operations, strategic planning, business development, and finance. Mr. Beard served as a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer for several start-up healthcare organizations, including Driftwood Recovery, Kemah Palms Recovery, Cypress Lakes Lodge, and Healthtrust. Throughout his previous tenure with the Healthtrust organization, he championed the startup and successful development of more than 50 addiction and pain management programs in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. His consistent demand for quality standards for credentialing and competency evaluation of healthcare professionals set his companies apart in the healthcare industry.
Mr. Beard has been recognized for his leadership and charitable organizational strategies, raising funds, and generous giving. He was also on the Joint Commission advisory council for Kemah Palms Recovery and Cypress Lakes Lodge.
Mr. Beard is a passionate alum of the University of Alabama and bleeds Crimson Red, taking in as many football games as possible. He is also a nationally ranked top softball player and has played in the Softball World Series every year for the last 25 years.
Chase M. Wade, M.Ed, LPC
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Chase Wade has worked in the counseling profession both as a counselor and healthcare administrator for nine years and is skilled in several areas of counseling thanks to his passion for helping others.
Throughout his career, Chase has worked as an outpatient counselor, group counselor, intake director and hospital administrator. He has experience opening outpatient clinics and a behavioral health hospital startup.
No matter what level of care is needed, Chase brings a positive energy to the clinical planning process and supports patients in their search for successful recovery.
Chase’s clinical and administrative background provide him the experience necessary to navigate through the barriers patients and their families may face. Whether it’s chronic pain, addiction, depression or anxiety, Chase believes that individuals can develop the skills and tools to help overcome life’s obstacles.
Chase earned his bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Studies. He then went on to earn his master’s degree at Texas Tech in Counselor Education. During his time at Texas Tech, Chase was a varsity letterman in cross country as well as track and field.
He enjoys spending his time mountain biking, road cycling, and playing with his three big dogs Kippy, Kingston, and Dexter.
Vice President of Concierge Relations
Robin's entire career has been focused on enriching the lives of exceptional people. Prior to joining J. Flowers Health Institute, Robin worked in the nonprofit sector, healthcare new business development, healthcare management, and then 16 years as a Senior VP in the luxury matchmaking industry.
Robin’s incredible talent for connecting people, combined with her empathetic nature, make her the perfect candidate for her role as Vice President of Concierge Relations. She is thrilled to join the J. Flowers Health Institute team with our mission solely dedicated to changing the lives - and many times saving the lives- of truly remarkable people.
Vaughn M. Bryant, III, Ph.D, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCDC-CCS
Mental Health Specialist
Vaughn M. Bryant, III, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCDC-CCS has been a mental healthcare provider, trainer and educator for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of psychological, behavioral and relational problems to the J. Flowers Health Institute.
Dr. Bryant is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-S), Professional Counselor (LPC-S) and Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC-CCS). He also holds Approved Supervisor status on all three of those professional license boards. Dr. Bryant earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology (1988), Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy (1991) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology and Christian Counseling (2000).
His career has included three decades of clinical service, clinical education and executive management experience in large corporate healthcare settings, substance use disorder treatment centers, a large military hospital, clinical pastoral care and as a professor in higher education. Dr. Bryant has a very particular set of skills that he has developed over a long career that has equipped him to identify the root cause of dysfunction and create a plan of care that moves individuals and families in the direction of recovery and wellness.
Dr. Bryant is a master in the diagnosis and treatment of Trauma Related Disorders, Emotion Regulation Disorders, Addictive Disorders, Personality Disorders and Relational Problems. His clinical approach is to first achieve accurate diagnosis then apply focused interventions while closely monitoring outcomes. He is a master practitioner and trainer in Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Addiction Counseling.
Dr. Bryant is a native Texan, born in Austin and raised in Bryan. He was actively involved in competitive swimming in his youth, winning multiple events at the Texas Age Group State Championships. He went on to be a four year Letterman in college on the NCAA Division I varsity swim team at Northeast Louisiana University. Dr. Bryant is married 31 years to his wife Katherine and they have 4 children who are currently in adolescence and young adulthood. They have lived in the greater Houston area for 25 years and are 4th generation Houstonians.
Dr. Bryant is an empathetic encourager. He has a big heart and he cares deeply about helping people overcome their problems. He believes that love is what heals people. His philosophy about love is that; “Love must first be received from the Source then accepted by self and given to others.”
National Director Professional Relations
For the past thirteen years, Leonard Green has been dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.
Leonard finds working directly with professionals, clients and their families satisfying, and enjoys helping them get on a path of achieving total health and wellness. His broad skill set and compassion creates positive change in the organizations and people he works with.
Leonard has proven success working in diverse markets including home health, hospice, diagnostics, pain management, mental health and substance use disorders. Leonard understands the importance of customer relations and customer satisfaction.
Leonard is passionate about championing the quality of life for everyone he serves.
He has two sons he loves spending time with and teaching them how to play sports.
Regional Director Professional Relations
Bob comes to the J. Flowers Health Institute team with extensive experience in organizational development, business development and client care outreach coordination. Bob has experience in marketing and team development to meet the overall goal for quality care.
Bob served as Regional Sales Director and Regional Sales Manager for a large national company in the healthcare field for the past nine years.
Bob’s experience has been working with individuals to change their lives through obtaining services and working with the clinical team to ensure quality client care. He also managed a large team of staff he supervised to coordinate the operational quality systems and protocols. His ability to develop and lead professionals is evident in the organizations he has led.
Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, Bob has lived in the Atlanta area since 2004 and currently resides in Cumming, Georgia.
He is happily married to his best friend and partner, Mrs. Kirsten Banks, and they share a passion for travel, hanging with the family and their chocolate lab, Lucy.
Regional Director of Professional Relations
Shannon has worked in the behavioral health field since 2012. She has worked with psychiatric hospitals, sober living homes, and residential treatment centers in various positions from admissions to outreach. She served as Director of Outreach with The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Recovery Centers and Serenity View. Before that, Shannon served as Business Development Officer at Caron Foundation.
Shannon is passionate about connecting families and referrals to the appropriate resources across the United States. She studied communications at SMU and graduated from LeTourneau University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, the arts, and spending time with family and friends.
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