Office Number: (928) 216-3938

Information About Our Management Team


Mingus Mountain Management Team

Fred Schaffner

Regional Controller

Fred joined Mingus Mountain Academy as controller in 2007 and since worked as regional controller for Sequel Youth Services of Arizona and currently as divisional controller for Sequel Youth & Family Services.  He established and oversees Sequel’s western regional business office which now employs 16 staff.  Fred graduated with an bachelor’s of science in business administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska followed by a post-graduate degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.  Fred obtained his C.P.A. certification and started his career as an audit associate for the former Big 6 accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand.  Fred has worked in healthcare for most of his 25 year accounting career, including seven years serving as financial analyst for Children’s Hospital and Healthcare System of Omaha, seeing them through all financial aspects of their first construction as a free-standing hospital.  Fred and his family moved from Omaha to Prescott, Arizona in 2006.


Contact Information:
Phone: 928.772.4131, x201

Dr. Franki Reddick-Gibson

Clinical Director

Dr. Franki Reddick-Gibson has over 25 years of diverse experience in the mental health/human services fields.  Her career began as a clinician, in outpatient services, providing individual, couples, group and family therapy.  Through her tenacity and efficiency, fueled by her passionate commitment to personal integrity and excellence, it evolved into increasingly advancing positions including coordinating clinical services; developing policies/procedures; and training, guiding and managing several multi-disciplinary teams charged with providing behavioral health/diagnostic treatment services.  Dr. Franki’s mission to invest in the success of adolescents continues as she assumes the Clinical Directorship at MMA.

Contact Information:
Phone: 602.335.2055

Dr. Robin Haaland

Medical Director

Dr. Robin Haaland joined Mingus Mountain Academy in May 2015 as a Staff Psychiatrist and accepted the position of Medical Director in July 2016.  He has more than 20 years of experience working in the Mental Health field with children and adolescents during his career.  Dr. Haaland grew up in North Dakota and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.  After working for several years as a Speech Pathologist for Putnam County Schools in Florida and for Bismarck Public Schools in North Dakota, he returned to UND to attend medical school, graduating with his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1992.  He completed his General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry residency programs at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City in 1997.  He subsequently took a position at Medcenter One (later to merge with Sanford Health) in Bismarck, where he provided psychiatric care for children, adolescents, and adult clients for nearly 18 years.

In providing psychiatric care to his clients, Dr. Haaland’s philosophy is to combine pharmacotherapy (when appropriate) with individual and group therapy and a multi-disciplinary approach in hopes of helping the client achieve a sense of self-control over emotional regulation and impulse control.  Whenever possible, he strives to uncover and address the root of a problem, rather than simply treating the symptoms being exhibited.

Dr. Haaland is proud to have served in the U.S Army National Guard in North Dakota and in Iowa for 10 years, eventually attaining the rank of Captain as a Medical Officer.  He is Board-certified in General Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  He has 4 adult children and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, kayaking, and running.


Contact Information:
Phone: 602.335.2083

Joe S. McQueen

Director of Education (Principal)

Joe has been working in the behavior health field for over 17 years. After a four year stint in the United States Navy. Joe started as a residential treatment specialist in Normal Illinois while completing his undergraduate degree. After finishing school Joe worked as a special education teacher and completed his Learning Behavioral Specialist certification as a teacher by day and a drug and alcohol counselor by night working on a gang unit in the evening. Joe has been a teacher, a residential treatment specialist, a substance abuse professional and a special education administrator. Joe joined the amazing team at Mingus Mountain in 2016. He is currently the director of education in our Arizona Department of Education and North Central Association accredited school.


Contact Information:
Phone: 602.335.2022

Alisa Montgomery

Quality Assurance Director

Alisa Montgomery directs the quality management process that support MMA’s service delivery, ensuring facility compliance and building relationships with outside agencies to monitor and evaluate service effectiveness and quality of care. Ms. Montgomery has broad experience in direct service, program implementation, systems development, and quality management.  Prior to coming to MMA, she worked for TASC, Inc. (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities); an Illinois not-for-profit restorative justice organization that provides health recovery management services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. As Administrator of Juvenile Reentry Services, she oversaw TASC’s services across the state helping formerly-incarcerated young women and men successfully reintegrate into society.  She also served as Program Director on TASC’s federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Grant, a program that supports national youth substance use prevention coalitions that facilitate citizen participation in working toward a common goal of building safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.

Additionally, Ms. Montgomery worked for over 14 years with IDJJ and IDOC. With an understanding of both corrections and community-based human services, she is committed to the implementation of data-driven programs that expedite and facilitate self-sufficiency for underserved populations. Ms. Montgomery earned her B.A. in Political Science from Chicago State University, and her M.S. in Business Administration from Benedictine University.

Contact Information:
Phone: 602.335.2089

Gerald Davis

Group Living Director

Gerald Davis is from Greensboro, Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta Georgia on a football scholarship. After college he played football two years in the Canadian Football League. He also played four years for the Sioux Falls Storm in the Indoor football League in Sioux Falls, SD. In spring of 2011 Gerald accepted a position at Sequel Transition Academy, quickly working his way up from Day Support Staff to Program Director.  October 2016 Gerald excepted the Group Living Director Position at Mingus Mountain Academy.


Contact Information:
Phone: 602.335.2009

Jessica Hines

Support Services Director

Jessica Hines was born and raised in Arizona and started her career at MMA after graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Social Work.  Ms. Hines started as a Behavioral Health Technician and later became a Team Leader, Case Manager, Case Manager Supervisor, and currently holds the Support Services Director position.  Ms. Hines is proud to have “grown up” here at Mingus Mountain Academy, at least in a professional sense.

Ms. Hines is married with two sons.   Her family is her pride and joy, they all stay very busy between football, basketball, and wrestling.


Contact Information:
Phone: 602.335.2086