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.

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Dr. Sara Wicklund

Medical Director

Dr. Wicklund is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a particular interest in treating PTSD (particularly in veterans and first responders), dual diagnosis (substance abuse along with another mental illness), and those with treatment-resistant depression. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology in 2002 and her Master of Science degree in Food Chemistry in 2004. She then went on to the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school where she graduated in 2008. And in 2012, she completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During her time at MCW, she served as Chief Resident for the Milwaukee VA where she found herself drawn to treating Veterans.

After residency, she and her family relocated to Scottsdale, AZ where she joined the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital working with patients in the inpatient setting at Valley Hospital. In 2013 she had the opportunity to join the Phoenix VA and for the past 5 years has worked with patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. This has garnered her extensive experience in treating PTSD and dual diagnosis patients.

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Dr. Justin Evans

Clinical Director

Dr. Justin Evans, LCSW began his career in the behavioral health field with outpatient drug and alcohol counseling. Specializing in substance abuse and anger management, he has spent time working in the Maricopa County Jail system, residential drug, and alcohol rehabilitation centers, as well as an inpatient psychiatric hospital. He holds a Doctorate of Behavioral Health and Masters of Social work from Arizona State University.

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Michael Wright

Physician Assistant

Michael Wright is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a background in general medicine. He completed his graduate training in Physician Assistant studies at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in 2014. After graduation, Michael worked for the Arizona Center for Hand Surgery as well as the ENT department at the Phoenix VA Hospital. His interests include the interface between general medicine and psychiatry.

Michael is a veteran of the armed services having served in both the Army and Air Force. As an active member of the Army, he served as a combat medic in Colorado and South Korea. After leaving the Army he transitioned to the Air Force National Guard with the 119th Fighter Wing in Fargo, North Dakota where he was a firefighter and EMT. During his Air National Guard service, he moved up through the ranks as a captain and eventually an assistant fire chief. Michael was thrilled to be given the opportunity to be able to give back to those veterans and first responders in our community by joining the team at Fountain Hills Recovery where he oversees the medical care of their patients.

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Rosario Chi Loringan

Trauma Therapist

Rosario Chi Lorigan, LPC, MSC, MHR, is a Licensed Professional Counselor thru the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. She also holds a Master of Science in Counseling/Community Relations and Master of Arts in Management/Human Relations and Organizational Behaviorfrom University of Phoenix.

Her experience includes Outpatient Behavioral Health Centers, Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospitals and private practice. Chi provides weekly individual counseling with patients in need of trauma therapy utilizing CBT and EMDR approaches.

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TJ Carlini,

Executive Director

TJ Carlini, CDC I+II, BHT found his passion for recovery after graduating from the Salvation Army ARC in Austin, TX. He established his formal education soon after and continues to actively pursue higher education at Austin CC and Rio Salado. He holds a level 1 certificate in Chemical Dependence Counseling along with multiple accreditations in the field of substance abuse recovery and is currently finalizing a degree in Social Work. TJ delivers a high energy message through firsthand experience, guiding patients to live up to their full potential by breaking the cycles of addiction, crime, hopelessness, and despair they face in their daily life.

TJ is a regular speaker on the subject of addiction and recovery at churches and conferences, as well as one on one counseling. His work with patients from all backgrounds has given him the experience necessary to emphasize the urgency to live a sober lifestyle. His goal is to help others find their unique skills, talents, and life purpose that allows them to begin the transition to the next chapter of their addiction-free and purpose-filled life.

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Nathaniel P. Bush,


Primary Therapist

Nathaniel Bush, BSW, BHT has undertaken a life-long commitment to both, spread awareness of addiction, misuse, and abuse, and to help others as an addiction professional: his accomplishments and dedication to a career of helping others are life-affirming. He has been an active member of the recovery community since May 2010, has been working in the field of substance use treatment since 2013, and is a full-time student at Arizona State University. Nathaniel earned his Bachelors of Social Work, at Arizona State University in May of 2017, and is on track to earn his Masters of Social Work. Through his vocational and volunteer experience, Nathaniel has, among other things, presented substance use research at honors conferences throughout the country, worked in admissions and marketing, had the opportunity to manage recovery homes, facilitate psychoeducational groups, and work with families throughout the Phoenix area. As a Primary Therapist, Nathaniel brings a wide variety of personal, educational, and volunteer experiences, and prides himself on contributing his honest and straightforward values to the Fountain Hills Recovery family.

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MJ Watman

Primary Therapist

Mary Jane brings years of experience in the recovery field after having found her own personal journey out of addiction. Having worked as an aftercare counselor, then a primary therapist, MJ extended her knowledge in the field as an intervention therapist. Her experience and continuing education in addiction counseling have given her the skills and passion for helping families with loved ones who are suffering with addiction. She is uniquely qualified in bringing families together in order to create an environment conducive to a successful recovery.

Outside of her professional life, MJ is devoted to helping women in correctional facilities recover from addiction and is very active in the recovery community helping others on their own journeys to sobriety.



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Kelly Meis

Adjunct Therapist

Kelly is a master’s level clinical mental health counselor. She worked as a patient advocate for hospice. With her golden retriever, Max, Kelly provided pet therapy for hospice patients and others. Her work with addiction began when she was a case worker at a rescue house for victims of human trafficking. She was instrumental in helping the victims get clean and sober, get jobs, and get their lives on track. Kelly is passionate about helping those suffering from addiction.


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Bill Suttles

Behavioral Health Technician

Bill has been an active member of the recovery community since 2002. Throughout his professional life, Bill has had the privilege of working in detox, as a family liaison, in relapse prevention, management of housing, and as a clinician. When it comes to learning to live a clean and sober lifestyle Bill prides himself on bringing an honest, compassionate, and realistic view. With Bill’s unique approach he has helped many people recover, from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body, both in his personal and professional life. We at Fountain Hills Recovery are proud to have Bill as a member of our team.

“I enjoy my job. I enjoy getting up, knowing I have a purpose, and that by the end of the day, I feel I have accomplished something, done the best that I could, and provided others with tools to give them the best opportunity at beginning and leading a sober life. And I believe wholeheartedly, the team I work with right now at Fountain Hills Recovery, gives me the best opportunity, to accomplish my goal of helping others”.

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Jerry Wilbur

Director of Business Development

After battling with addiction, himself, Jerry finds it very rewarding to help others fight through the same struggle. Jerry’s passion for life is easily seen in his communication and outreach style, he believes that it is important to bring a sense of excitement to the recovery community.

Jerry has been in the addiction treatment field for several years and has experience in all major facets of the rehab industry. Jerry spent two years as a substance abuse counselor, which gives him a unique insight into the clinical component and the importance of specific therapeutic modalities used at Fountain Hills Recovery. With his personal journey of recovery, clinical and operational experience, Jerry brings a dynamic component to the growth of Fountain Hills Recovery. He is able to communicate the true effectiveness of the program because he has seen it work firsthand for clients and families.

Being able to give back to others what was so freely given to him, Jerry has found that there is no better way to promote a lifestyle of service and grace than to lead to by example. Outside of work Jerry resides in Scottsdale with his wife and two children, Harper and Jay. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with family. Jerry is a licensed skydiver and a retired bull rider.

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Paige Warren

Admissions and Billing Coordinator

Paige is from Greenville, South Carolina and attended Clemson University in pursuit of a degree in Business.

Paige’s personal experience with drugs and alcohol led her to recovery and my passion for helping others find their freedom. At Fountain Hills Recovery, Paige has learned to be part of a team whose focus it is to help others find their freedom.

“My life in recovery has restored my relationships with my family and friends. It has given me the opportunity to be a trusted employee, a productive member of society, and a symbol of hope to those who are still suffering. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back what was so freely given me.”

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Annette Mary

Director of Outreach

As the Community Outreach Director for Fountain Hills Recovery, Annette is responsible for building and maintaining strategic alliances within the community and beyond. Annette also serves as the liaison for Fountain Hills Recovery, at both public and private events. "I believe Fountain Hills Recovery is a truly special place where individualssuffering from substance use disorders and their families have the possibility to be made whole again." Prior to joining Fountain Hills Recovery, Annette's career spanned over 20 years at top tier Venture Capital Firms in Silicon Valley and Southern California. Annette's educational background is in Civil Engineering and she attended the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Cole Zill

Medical Coordinator

Cole has been an active member in the recovery community since 2016. He strives daily to help others pursue the life of living sober. Raised in Arizona, he graduated from Queen Creek High School and moved to Scottsdale, AZ shortly after. He got involved in the treatment industry in early 2016 and loved the environment and the ability to help others and families during their difficult times. Cole loves to golf, travel, and hang out with family and friends during his free time.

“The best thing about my job is seeing an individual come in completely broken and make a total 180 and see how they can make a new start by leading a sober life.

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Miriam Valles

Reception Coordinator

Miriam is the first face you see when you visit Fountain Hills Recovery. She first started in the behavioral health field 2 years ago, from administrative assistant to front desk coordinator. Miriam’s goal is to ensure everyone who walks through our facility feels welcome. She is honored to be a part of the Fountain Hills Recovery Team!

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Natalie Summit

Director of Program Development, First Responders PATH to Recovery

Natalie Summit recently retired from the Scottsdale Police Department after 20 years. She has joined with Fountain Hills Recovery to develop The First Responders Path to Recovery program to provide support to addicts and families who are struggling. This program defines First Responders as both sworn and civilian L.E., Fire, EMS, Corrections, Probation, etc. Her mission is to provide support, resources and information to the First Responder community.

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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 to the residential 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.

Fountain Hills Recovery is here to help.
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800-715-2004 to begin your journey.