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Meet our leadership team

All of our staff are dedicated to the long-term recovery of our patients


Dr. Michael Ahmann

D.O. Medical Director

Dr. Ahmann brings to ITS the unique combination of a diverse medical background and a strong passion for helping people with substance dependence conditions. He has extensive experience in working with patients of all ages who have complex medical issues and is dedicated to providing excellent healthcare in accordance with the highest professional standards. Utilizing holistic approaches, he promotes optimal overall health and well-being for all patients. He has a friendly and approachable demeanor that helps to put patients and their families at ease while he passionately strives for excellent results.

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Alfonzo Watkins, MSE, LPC

Clinical Program Director

Alfonzo is a License Professional Counselor / License Clinical Psychotherapist with 29 years of experience working in the fields of social service, education, and psychotherapy with dual and co-occurring diagnosed individuals. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has a Masters degree in Educational Psychology with a focus in Community Counseling, and a Bachelor degree in Community Education both are from UW-Milwaukee. Alfonzo has provided services to youth, adults and families in homes, schools, community setting and correctional institutions. Mr. Watkins is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, from 1988 -1996.

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Daniella Sabur

Operations Director

Daniella is our Operations Director, she provides clinical and administrative oversight to all ITS facilities. Daniella has a wealth of knowledge in the Behavioral Health field spanning over 21+ years which includes; clinic management, working with Child and Family teams in the adolescent system, Group Homes for Pregnant Teens, Housing Programs and working with Dually Diagnosed patients. Her compassionate approach and ability to inspire staff to be their best is exceptional. Daniella is bilingual in English and Spanish.


Janelle Lever

Human Resource Director

Janelle brings unique skills to ITS, she manages every aspect of human resources while guiding the financial decisions through the development of best practices and procedures to support ITS' goals. As the company continues to grow, Janelle stands on the forefront ensuring we leverage the best of technology, strategic personnel recruitment, and the best of in-house practices so our company can best help our patients, and most importantly, change their lives for the better.

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Carol Golden

Integration of Healthcare & Public Relations Director

Carol moved to Arizona from England 11 years ago. She is a versatile executive and client advocate with 15+ years’ experience of behavioral health services and treatment options, offering a strong balance between business savvy and procedural capabilities. Carol excels in outreach to health plans, local organizations, communities and clients to establish and develop valuable collaborations to improve services and access to care. Her ability to spearhead the development of innovative services and partnerships in the community ensures we continue to remove barriers to treatment and the stigma attached to drug and alcohol addiction.


Francis Bermudez, BS

West Clinic Manager

Francis is originally from Los Angeles, CA. He received his Bachelor’s in Psychology and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Francis has worked in the behavioral health field for 7 years, he brings a wealth of knowledge from a background of working with individuals with disabilities, children and adolescents in the foster system, and homeless youth. Francis has a deep passion for helping those that need it most.


Michelle Sapp

San Tan Clinic Manager

Michelle moved from California to the Valley 3 years ago and brings an important and unique perspective to her role as Manager of our San Tan Clinic. Being in recovery, she is passionate about helping our clients maximize their opportunity to stop the cycle of addiction, using all the treatments and resources available. Michelle has over 8 years’ experience in the behavioral health field, including co-occuring disorders, Detox, residential treatment facilities and outpatient clinics.