Management

Stephen Mercurio, Chief Operating Officer Stephen’s unwavering commitment to excellence is the hallmark of his position as the Chief Operating Officer at Akua. He has considerable years of experience in the profession of Drug and Alcohol Treatment which ranges from hands-on work with clients as a Case Manager and Director of Academic Development to Administrative positions directing programs and facilities. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and is an Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Stephen believes that the best way to honor his commitment to quality of care for every Akua client is to support his team of Directors, Clinicians and Technicians, so they may dedicate themselves to the work of transforming lives.
Dr. Christine Curtis, Executive Clinical Director Dr. Christine Curtis is the Executive Director of Akua in Sacramento, CA. She has a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and has worked in the field of Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment for over 15 years. She has experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, including acute care hospitals, outpatient programs, and managed care. Dr. Curtis also serves as adjunct faculty for the graduate psychology programs at both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The University of Phoenix.
Mayur SampatMayur Sampat, V.P. Finance Mayur Sampat has over twenty years experience in Finance and Budgeting. He is an experienced executive in Revenue Cycle Management. Prior to joning Akua, Mayur was the senior finance manager at All Star Metals, a defence contractor with over 250 employees . He has a calculated approach to risk management. Mayur has an exceptional track record for process improvements, financial planning analysis, and cash flow management. He has a BS degree, with a major in Accounts & Auditing.