Integrated Behavioral Health Staff

Our professional and highly trained staff is what sets Fountain Hills Recovery apart. Our staff is unique not only for their passion and commitment but also because most of our staff members are in recovery themselves. The perspective they bring to the table is invaluable for connecting with and helping our clients. We believe that successful treatment outcomes require a collaboration between the client and the treatment team. It’s because of this philosophy that our patients enjoy support throughout the recovery process, and beyond.

Dr. Sayegh, MD – Medical Director

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Sean Parsons – Director of Operations

Sean has been working in behavioral health for 7 years. He started as a Housing Technician specializing in supervision and client care. As a Program Director he managed outpatient operations of the facility and is now primarily accountable for all operational aspects of our program. He has obtained his Associates in Applied Science of Business Management and is also a certified professional life coach. He is currently in pursuit to receive his MBA and is eager to continue in growing his knowledge of the industry. When Sean is not in the office he enjoys spending his time on the golf course and taking his lovely wife Emma out on the Town! Sean’s mission is to ensure Fountain Hills Recovery and it’s employees operate with the highest level of integrity and dedication to the patients they serve.

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Alex Spritzer, PMHNP, FNP-C, CARN-AP

Alex is an AANP board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & ANCB certified Advanced Practice Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University & Washburn University. In March 2019, he completed a comprehensive opioid use disorder program and holds a certificate from Harvard Medical School. Alex started his career in an Ambulatory Family Medicine clinic in Beaverton, Oregon in 2014. In 2017 Alex moved from Oregon back to Arizona where he received a request to practice general medicine in the setting of substance use and abuse. Since that time, Alex developed a passion for substance addicted populations and returned to school for further studies. Realizing that substance abuse and dual psychiatric mental health conditions go in tandem, he made the choice to pursue psychiatric studies to be able to provide more comprehensive and evidence-based care to his patients. Alex has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 2017 and has provided firsthand oversight of medically complex detox cases ranging from alcohol, benzodiazepine, opioid, stimulant, and other-psychoactive and non-psychoactive substances. He successfully treated thousands of patients both at the detox level and at residential, partial hospitalization—php, and intensive outpatient therapy.

Jake Posso –  Admissions Coordinator

Jake is an experienced professional in the field of behavioral health. He takes pride in his effort to the best family care and coordination as possible. His primary job functions include admission and coordination of admission of patients here at Fountain Hills Recovery. He has been in the field for the last 10 years and has acquired his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University during that time. He has been most recognized for his commitment to being integral and transparent with patients prior to admission.

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Lindsy Redman, MA, LPC, CSAT, SEP

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Jeffrey McLean, LCSW. – Primary Therapist

Jeffrey McLean, LCSW, is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Social Work Officer with assignments in the U.S. and Europe. Jeff has led mental health programs, substance use disorder programs and family advocacy programs within the military. Jeff served Veterans and their Caregivers with the San Francisco VA Medical Center for the past 5 years prior to moving to Arizona and joining the team at Fountain Hills Recovery. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic theory in treating individuals, couples and families. He has successfully helped clients who have experienced depression, substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems and self-esteem issues. Jeff completed his undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and his Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work both from the Florida State University. Jeff enjoys playing tennis, hiking and bike rides with his wife and children.

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Timothy Bowman, MSW – Primary Therapist

Timothy is a two-time graduate from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work. Originally from Maine, Timothy relocated to Phoenix after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and being stationed at Luke Air Force Base.

After his four years of service, Timothy began to pursue his social work degree. Since entering the field, Timothy has worked in several settings. He began working with children in a school setting to support children encountering behavioral concerns. He quickly realized the Children’s behavior was a byproduct of the parents which is what led him to work with adults. Since working with the adult population, Timothy has worked at Veteran Affairs and residential treatment facilities with a focus on drug and alcohol addiction. Timothy is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. He believes in a client-centered approach and is passionate about empowering clients to live up to their potential.

When not at work, Timothy enjoys welding, metal fabrication, working on his car, camping, being out in nature, and spending quality time with his family.

Darren Lee, LAC – Primary Therapist
Darren Lee is a Primary Therapist at Fountain Hills Recovery and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Counselor. He received his B.A. from Villanova University and his M.A. from Ottawa University and has a wealth of experience in the areas of clinic administration, school administration, public relations, and quality management. Darren specializes in staff development, program management, curriculum development, and the oversight and delivery of client-centered, evidence-based interventions in the treatment of people with mental health and substance use disorders. Well-versed in 12-Step recovery principles and a certified SMART Recovery facilitator, Darren is a leader in the recovery community and an avid supporter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). When not out on the trails running with his dog “Chief”, or hiking or biking in the mountains, he can be found spending time with his family in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Sandy Khoury  – Admission Coordinator

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Fountain Hills Team
John Salem and Natalie Marston-Salem – Founders

John Salem and Natalie Marston-Salem are the proud founders and operators of Fountain Hills Recovery. Together, the Salems have built Fountain Hills Recovery to be a ‘culture of caring’ with a family-oriented approach to healing addictions and helping people overcome life’s greatest challenges. Overseeing every aspect of operations from community outreach to clinical programs and quality of life for patients, John and Natalie take a hands-on approach in aiding the active recovery of FHR patients. Together, John and Natalie form the organization’s inspirational core with a mission to create a safe and supportive place for growth and healing for patients and staff alike.

Jacob Daffner yoga
Jacob Daffner  – Yoga Practitioner

Jacob Daffner provides yoga and meditation services specifically geared to those in varying stages of the addiction recovery process. Jacob has a deep understanding of the recovery process, and incorporates this knowledge into their own lives. He is certified in yoga and meditation and has undergone specific and intensive training to provide the best possible experience for people in the early stages of the recovery process detox, inpatient, and outpatient treatment.

While the yoga helps with the body, the meditation helps with the mind. Creating some peace, calm, clarity, and serenity before patients make what are bound to be life changing decisions. People face multiple challenges in early recovery including urges to use, stress, and varying emotions.

Chef Michael
Michael Compean – Chef

Chef Michael Compean began cooking as an adolescent and by the age of 20 he knew cooking was a passion and craft he wished to excel in. Chef Compean has over 20 years experience as a chef and a pastry artisan. Working at several exclusive restaurants in southern California, he developed a diversity of skills. He has held positions such as chef du partie at the L’Auberge resort in Del Mar California, Pastry chef at the acclaimed Mr. A’s in San Diego, as well as Chef du cuisine at The Argyle Hotel in Hollywood. He has competed in numerous cooking events and competitions nationwide including Patisfrance U.S. Pastry competition in New York, Chef magazine’s best of buffalo competition and several others. His varied experiences have allowed him to master an eclectic and elegant style rarely matched in the culinary arts. His use of traditional cutting edge techniques and styles, incorporating French, Latin and Asian cuisines will captivate you.

Check out some of the quality meals provided here.