Our Team

Ronald Honn, MS, LAADC

Program Administrator

Hello, My name is Ron and I am an addict in recovery! I am a Southern California native who can personally say the disease of addiction has had a dramatic impact on my life and the lives of those close to me. Fortunately, I was rescued from the depths of my disease and given an opportunity to be a part of something that would dramatically change me in ways I never knew possible. As a result of my own struggles I felt a personal obligation to become a part of the solution rather than maintaining consistency as part of the problem. In conjunction with my personal journey of recovery I returned to school in an effort to be the most efficient and effective instrument of change I could be. As a result I currently hold a MS in Psychology, am licensed as an LAADC, and am a newly appointed adjunct professor at San Bernardino Valley College . I have a passion for working with addicts and alcoholics and absolutely love what I do.

Ashley Phillips, MA, LMFT

Program Director

As a clinician I specialize in Substance Use Disorders with co-occurring disorders. My philosophy is to see the good, seek to understand, and to have unconditional positive regard. I guide clients to see their best selves and have the skills to maintain their core values in all aspect of their lives. As a co-founder of New Origins my personal dream and goal was to provide a different environment for treatment; treating with respect and compassion, individualized to need, and promoting healthy balanced living. I am honored to have partnered with Ron to provide person-centered treatment, teach application of skills, and to invite our clients into the New Origins Family and learn how to live.

Richard Romero, CADC II

Counseling Staff

Hello, my name is Richard. I am an addict in recovery. I was stuck in active addiction for over 15 years. All I knew since adolescence was addiction and the lifestyle surrounding addiction. It seemed all I had to look forward to was jails, institutions, and death. Through the grace of God I was brought to recovery and was taught a new way to live. Since        then, I have dedicated my life to help those suffering from the disease of addiction. I have worked in the field of drug and alcohol counseling for over 5 years and I am grateful for the miracles that have taken place in my life. I strive to be a better professional and better person in recovery.

Alfredo Lopez, RADT I

Counseling Intern

My name is Alfredo Lopez, and I myself am a grateful recovering addict. After having spent many years lost in a hole of darkness and insanity, detached from society, I was given a second chance in life. This new way of life is truly a miracle from God through the most loving and caring people of New Origins. My personal transformation being proof, has inspired me to make the same happen to others suffering with the disease of addiction. I have taken the necessary steps to start my career as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and will delightfully continue my journey with New Origins. Utilizing my skills and knowledge I will provide the care and support for our patients as well as the life skills necessary to cope with a new way of life.

Mario Cerra

Peer Support

Hello, my name is Mario and I am a grateful recovering addict. For ten long years I was a slave to my active addiction. It consumed me; my whole life revolved around getting and using drugs. During those years, I tried multiple times to get sober but I was always unsuccessful. To be honest, I was lacking the commitment. Then, there came a point in my life where I felt completely ready to change my destructive ways and I finally reached out for help. Looking back, it was the best decision I have ever made. Sobriety has given me a whole new outlook on life and I wouldn’t trade what I have now to go back to the harmful life I was living as an addict. I’m eternally grateful for this chance to be a part of New Origins and to work with others who are struggling like I was to show them that recovery is achievable.

John Bauer

Administrative Assistant 

My name is John Bauer and I am an addict in recovery. I spent years in the depths of addiction, imprisoned in my own mind, trying to fight my way out of it, and could never find a solution. It affected my life tremendously and the people around me as well. Until I chose to surrender and change my life. Now I have a completely different outlook on life. I reached out and asked for help and I learned how to live in the solution not the problem. My passion in life is to now reach my hand out and help others who are suffering just as I was, and show them it is possible to recover and they don't have to suffer anymore. I am an optimistic, grateful, responsible, and productive member of society today. Working with New Origins is a blessing. Nothing in life makes me happier then getting to work with whole hearted people who want to change lives, and being a part of their team, that helps them achieve those goals. The heart of every co-worker is in the right place and it shows everyday. I am honored to be apart of the team at New Origins and to help guide the clients into finding a better way to live.

Clayton Shamel

Peer Support

Hello, my name is Clayton Shamel. I am an addict living in the spiritual principles of recovery. I will admit that through recovery I am still not perfect, and never will be. I have progressed to a point in my life to where I enjoy giving back to the community what was so freely given to me. I also love knowing that I am working for an amazing place that truly works miracles in peoples’ lives. I love sharing my experience, strength, and hope to every new face that walks through that door, because I was once in that position and have much empathy for an addict new in recovery.

Luke Landri

Peer support

Hi my Name is Luke John Landri, I was a struggling addict who lost his drive, goals, spirituality, passion, and love for life . I never fathomed that I needed help or had a problem, only need help getting more of my drug of choice . Thankfully, I finally accepted I needed help, after beating my head against the impenetrable wall of addiction. Being an athlete my whole life I was not one to admit defeat, or give up. I have since discovered, surrendering is neither. I am now a surrender accepting, driven, goal oriented, spiritual, passionate, willing, loving, grateful, and productive member of my community. I know I would not be where I am today without the care, love, respect, empathy, treatment, and guidance that I have be given at New Origins. Words can not describe how grateful I am to be a part of New Origins.  I hope to be a beacon and give back what has so freely be given to me, to struggling addicts.

Cameron Larson

Peer Support

Hello, My name is Cameron, I’m an addict, Who’s depths of active addiction took me to a place that I never thought was possible. I became a prisoner to not only drugs and alcohol, but my own mind. I was living in this fabrication of lies that, I believed to be my reality. I became an immoral, dishonest, cynical, and leech of a person. Through the journey of active addiction I reached many of my “yets”, and new emotional bottoms that I never thought was possible. I started this drive for Recovery, when I reached out for the first time, and been on this journey ever since, and haven’t been more comfortable in my own skin, in my life time. Through this process, I’ve found a place that allows me to be able to use my passion for helping others, being able to reaching out, talking to others that have this disease of addiction. Helping them reach the goals, that they have set, and dreams they have inspired to have become reality. I have found through this journey, that I’m an empathetic, down to earth, honest, responsible productive member of this society. This is all been a process that I have been guided through when first got to New Origins, to being blessed to have the opportunity to start working, and give back to this facility that has helped me grow so much is a complete miracle. I can never be able to repay the staff and owners for how much they have cared, helped, and supported me through this journey. I am grateful and happy to be a part of the New Origins team that has helped me from day one.

Kaitlyn Bentley, AMFT


As a clinician, I love working alongside clients as they discover their inner reserves of courage while learning to go through emotional pain, rather than around it. I take a highly strengths-based, compassionate approach while incorporating practical skills to aid in recovery. I also incorporate values-oriented techniques into treatment, encouraging clients to explore the qualities that make them unique human beings. I have experience working with substance use and co-occurring disorders, and am truly honored to serve the clients here at New Origins.

Daniel Spalding

Peer Support

Hello, my name is Daniel and I am an addict in recovery. I was in active addiction for 20 years, for those 20 years a lot of it was spent in jails and institutions because of my addiction. Not only did i suffer but my family did as well. Fortunately i had people that never gave up on me, and i was eventually introduced to recovery. I have a sponsor and i do what is suggested, and my life is amazing today. I get to work with a solid group of people as well as other addicts in recovery, which is the most rewarding feeling possible. Today i can honestly say I know what true happiness feels like, and being a part of the team here at New Origins and getting the opportunity to help other addicts makes me truly happy.

"When the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than our fear of change we will surely let go"

NA It Works How and Why pg. 64

Our Location

New Origins

101 E Redlands Blvd,,

Suite 200,

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone. 855-984-1788

Fax. 909-335-2804

Email. Ronald.honn@neworigins.org

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