Founders and Directors

Richard E. Jackson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Richard E. Jackson has been a successful healthcare executive for over 40 years. Mr. Jackson joined with Mr. Dean in 1992 to start Recovery Options Corporation with a vision of helping addicts who were having a difficult time finding appropriate help. Soon realizing that there were few affordable alternatives that provided substance abuse treatment from a Christ-centered perspective, the two founded Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc. in 1993 with a commitment to offer truly Christ-centered treatment in combination with a clinically sound program. Prior to founding Recovery Options and Pacific Hills, Mr. Jackson served as an executive in four healthcare companies in both private and public arenas. Mr. Jackson attended the University of Texas and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Lamar University, where he graduated with honors. Because of his academic background and considerable business experience, Mr. Jackson ensures that our clinical programs are supported by sound, honest business practices.  Mr. Jackson is married, with four grown children, and has been a committed Christian for over 45 years.

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Kirby M. Dean

Kirby M. Dean has been in business for 35 years, serving in various marketing and management capacities. Mr. Dean, along with Mr. Jackson, founded Recovery Options Corporation in 1992 and Pacific Hills in 1993. Prior to 1993, Mr. Dean was employed by New Life Treatment Centers, Inc., where he served as Program Director of two of the New Life’s inpatient psychiatric treatment centers. He later served as Director of Crisis Response over the residential treatment centers division of that company. Prior to joining New Life, he held various marketing and sales positions with several companies, primarily in the hotel and restaurant management industry. Mr. Dean lives in California, has been happily married for 21 years, he has six children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Kirby has been active in recovery for over 21 years.

James Croley

James Croley has been involved in Pacific Hills from its inception in various capacities. Mr. Croley graduated from Lamar University with a business degree and has over 40 years of experience in construction and healthcare management. He opened one of the Company’s treatment centers and served for ten years as its Administrator.  He brings a wealth of experience to all areas of operations and marketing.  And, Mr. Croley has a true compassion to help those that are suffering from the disease of addiction.  Mr. Croley currently lives in Texas and has been happily married for 40 years.

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