Our Staff

Jon Lasell, MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lasell comes to University Behavioral Health (UBH), Denton with over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience in acute and behavioral health spanning both governmental and civilian sectors. Jon exercises full line authority of the leading provider inpatient and outpatient behavioral health in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Mr. Lasell runs the pre-eminent Military and Veteran resiliency treatment program, which specializes in addressing the unique behavioral health needs of these populations. Mr. Lasell holds a Master’s degree in health care administration from Baylor University. His previous positions include clinic, community hospital and tertiary medical center leadership as well as serving as a Senior Executive Service (SES) in the Department of Veterans Affairs where he was the Executive Director of a VA healthcare system. Mr. Lasell has been a Fellow in American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE) since 2008 and is the immediate-past President of Army-Baylor Alumni Network. He is also a member of the Upsilon Phi Delta, National Honor Society for Health Care Administration. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Aviator Badge, and the Expert Field Medical Badge. His civilian awards include the Superior Civilian Service Medal, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and two Achievement Medals for Civilian Service.

Celebrating the Year of the Nurse

Adam Sims - Year of the Nurse Award

Working with active duty military, veterans and their families through Patriot Support Programs of UHS has been a rewarding experience for Adam Sims, RN, Military Unit Charge Nurse, UBH Denton.
“Our military and first-responders men and women are some of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” says Adam. Learn more about our remarkable nurses.

Announcement of Gary Malone, MD as our Adolescent Medical Director at UBH Denton

Dr. Gary Malone

Dr. Malone has 38 years of medical experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Addiction Medicine. He has a private practice in Grapevine and is the Medical Director for Texas Health Recovery and Wellness Center in Mansfield and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Behavioral Health Hospital. He is an associate clinical professor at UT Southwestern and a Psychiatry and Senior Teaching Analyst at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute.

Something fun to know about Dr. Malone: https://youtu.be/qxLf2aEMHyc

At UBH Denton we offer a truly multi-disciplinary team of specialists to provide the most comprehensive and extraordinary care to our patients and their families. Our treatment team includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses (RN’s and LPN’s)
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Master’s Level Therapists
  • Bachelor’s Level Clinicians
  • Mental Health Technicians
  • Master’s Level Recreation Therapist
  • Master’s Level Art Therapist
  • Certified Teachers

If you or someone you know needs help, contact us to schedule an assessment at 940-320-8100 or through our online form.