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. Roland Segal, M.D. – Medical Director

Dr. Segal completed his medical school education at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, in Tucson, Arizona. He continued training in a general psychiatry residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Then Dr. Segal completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, in Los Angeles.

Dr. Segal is double board certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Segal is also the Chief Medical Officer at the Valley Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Richard Miller  –  Executive Director

Richard was born and raised in Texas, and migrated to Arizona at the age of 19 to begin his own journey in recovery.

Since entering recovery he has worked in the treatment industry in a variety of roles from a behavioral health technician, to outreach, and as a CEO for a local facility. He also has experience working in acute psychiatric care, and family systems.

Having been a patient in treatment himself, Richard believes in patient focused care, always striving to ensure patients receive the care they need. He believes in compassion, integrity, and humility when providing care to those in need.

In his off time he enjoys his dog Grom, hikes, and is an avid foodie. He also enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Sherri Hicks
Sherri Hicks, LCSW – Clinical Director

Sherri is a graduate of ASU School of Social work. Sherri spent her early years studying trauma recovery and became certified in EMDR to help others overcome their difficult experiences. She spent a portion of her career working with clients struggling with eating disorders and became interested in the disease of addiction. Sherri’s life has been touched by generations of addictive behaviors which has fired her passion to fight this disease. Sherri brings hope and healing to those who suffer with this terrible disease that takes so many lives. Authenticity is Sherri’s number one quality that she brings to the therapeutic setting. As Clinical Director Sherri brings a desire for evidenced based treatment as a part of top quality programming. Family involvement is a priority of her programming and she is expanding the opportunities for families to learn and grow along with their loved one. Sherri is the author of Emily’s Guide to Eating Disorders and has spoken at various conferences including the SEEDS conference.

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.

Dafna Oz, LMSW
Dafna Oz, LMSW – Primary Therapist

In her role as a primary therapist, Dafna is facilitating therapy groups weekly and meeting with clients individually for counselling. She follows client’s progress throughout the treatment process.

With experience in the behavioral health field ,as well as substance abuse treatment, Dafna lead groups providing counseling in mental health and substance addiction therapy. She loves working at Fountain Hills Recovery and is inspired by the clients who attend the program and want to change their life.

Dafna believes chemical dependency is a treatable disease of the body, mind, and spirit and people can completely recover from the obsession to use. In addition recovery is an ongoing process and a strong foundation is built in treatment. Successful recovery for a chemically dependent client requires total abstinence from all mood/mind altering chemicals and a team approach is necessary for meeting our clients’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

As other other therapists in Fountain Hills Recovery, Dafna is holding a Master’s Degree and a license in the state of Arizona. She was awarded her Mater in Social Work from University of New England.

Timothy Bowman
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.

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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.
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Brennan Mikkelson  – Director of Operations

Brennan’s journey into working in the recovery field starts with his own journey into recovery. After struggling with addiction for many years, Brennan now celebrates almost four years of sobriety. Since that time, Brennan has worked extensively with several drug treatment centers. In 2016, Brennan started working as a Behavioral health Technician (BHT) helping clients with everyday task of navigating the hardships of starting the recovery process. Brennan gained experience operations, including areas of coordinating transportation, monitoring clients at both Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs. Brennan also worked collectively with both clinical and medical departments to ensure the highest quality of care.

Also, in 2016, Brennan quickly moved up to a Lead BHT and helped supervise other BHT at multiple levels of care. From there, Brennan took over as the Director of Operations, and for the next three years maintained various departments including transportation, maintenance, coordinating BHT staff, ensuring that basic medical operations are followed, and developed and implemented policies and procedures for Detox, Residential, Partial Hospitalization Programing, and Intensive Outpatient Programming.

Now, Brennan joins the Fountain Hills Recovery staff as the Director of Operations bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience with him to continue providing clients with tools needed to be successful in their own recovery journeys.

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Corey Peterson  – Director of Admissions

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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 Benjamin Romine  – Inspired Cuisine

Providing food services and catering in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills. With over 20 years experience in fine dining, catering and Private and Corporate events. Passionate, kind, focused and driven by Integrity.

Chef Benjamin puts his heart into his work and is grateful to share, collaborate, and be inspired with and by his colleagues and customers.