The Team

Dr. Douglas Geenens

Dr. Douglas GeenensDr. Douglas Geenens is a highly credentialed mental health professional in the United States. He is residency trained at the famed Menninger Clinic and Harvard Medical School. He successfully completed his board certifications by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1992 and 1994, in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has been one of the nations most sought after speakers on issues pertaining to psychopharmacology and other aspects of psychiatric diagnoses and treatment. He has received many awards for his education and research. In addition to a prominent psychiatric practice in Kansas City, he continues to teach medical students and has consulted to a variety of professional organizations including several NFL teams and professional athletes.

Dave Geenens

Dave GeenensDave Geenens is President and CEO of Avascend, a healthcare hospitality company providing a wide variety of hospitality services to hospitals from Alaska to Florida. Prior to Avascend, Dave was President of Impact Design and held numerous financial and operational executive positions at Penn Emblem and Gear for Sports. He is founder and principal of Inhance Leadership, a premier executive consulting and leadership coaching enterprise existing to bring leaders to life through one-to-one executive mentoring and one-to-few leadership coaching. Dave frequently speaks to executive and management teams, sales teams, and business organizations about the absolute truth that cooperation plays in the success of any enterprise requiring more than one person.

Dave holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and an MBA with an emphasis in leadership. During his career, Dave’s ability to “make” leaders has been the hallmark of his legacy. Dave’s first book, ARISE! Life-Changing Truths for the Tormented Leader, released in June 2005, speaks to the truth about work, cooperation, and the role leaders play in both. Dave resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife and three children

Don Patterson

Don PattersonDon Patterson is the President of Patterson Addiction and Behavioral Management, Inc. where he provides counseling to individuals and families who are coping with addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, and sex. He also specializes in the treatment of anger management. He is certified in addictions counseling and is a member of the National Association of Addictions Counselors.

Don trained and worked at the famed Menninger Clinic where he was the Director of the Family Workshop, educating family members on addictive behaviors and their resulting consequences. In addition, he was the coordinator for the Menninger Athletic Program which provided treatment for professional and collegiate athletes.

Upon invitation by the Prime Minister of Cuba, Don was a chosen member of a United States delegation of ten clinicians who traveled to Cuba to present information on addictions to Cuban mental health professionals in 2000.

Presently, Don is a consultant to many athletes and organizations within the NFL and NCAA. He delivers lectures on addictive behaviors and high risk situations to audiences around the country.

Wood Dickinson

Wood DickinsonWood Dickinson and his wife, Patti Dickinson, are the founders of The Family Crisis Group, whose Mission is to provide aid to families who find themselves overwhelmed by a child that is out of control and a family system that has become chaotic and frightening.

Dickinson is also the founder and president of Think! LLC, a consulting firm that offers programs to help organizations and individuals implement cultural changes based upon principles of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. He is also a founder and producer for the motion picture production company, Renegade Pictures, LLC.

After twenty years experience in the industry, Dickinson took over as CEO of Dickinson Theatres in 1992, a movie theatre chain founded by his grandfather in 1920. When Dickinson took over the company, the organization faced the same challenge as the rest of the industry…an over-abundance of movie screens, especially in major metro markets such as Kansas City.

Part of Dickinson’s reign at Dickinson Theatres included steering the company through a major reorganization in 1998. Dickinson employed the principles from the “7 Habits” to create a new principle-centered organization founded on trust and open communication. The right combination of downsizing in the corporate office and scaling back operations throughout the company put the company back on a growth track His efforts to reinvent his company were profiled in Living the 7 Habits by Stephen R. Covey, 1999. In September 2000, he sold his interest in Dickinson Theatres to a group of top Dickinson executives and founded Think! LLC.

Dickinson has also worked with the Shawnee Mission School District to help develop essential self-leadership and self-management principles with the students.

Dickinson graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications and a Master of Arts in Film. An avid seeker of adventure and fun, Wood, his wife Patti, and their eight children enjoy Scouting, tennis, sailing and family togetherness. He is also a published poet and an accomplished photographer.