Our Mission

To educate disaster service personnel as well as interested citizens in disaster preparedness and disaster related behavioral health care techniques.


Crisis preparedness, training, and the provision of disaster mental health care services in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe, either natural or man-made.


Those who can…do. Those who can do more—volunteer.

Our Story

On April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring almost 900 others.

At that time, Dr. John Call was both the Oklahoma City Police Department’s consulting psychologist, and a newly appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). Tom Thomson was a long time ODMHSAS employee.

Immediately after the bombing John worked with the first responders during their shift change and also with family members as they awaited news of their loved ones. As the days turned into weeks, both John and Tom helped design and manage Project Heartland, America’s first community mental health program designed specifically to provide for a community’s behavioral health needs post-terrorist event. This ODMHSAS program continued until 2001, served almost 9,000 people, and in 1998 received the Crime Victim Service Award from the United States Department of Justice.As the years went by, at the request of ODMHSAS and the Oklahoma Department of Health, John and Tom continued to work together training professionals in disaster mental health services and deploying to disasters. Both joined the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps. There they met Loren Stein, who, since 2007, has been the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Education Coordinator. In 2009 John and Tom began the OKMRC Stress Response Team, a nationally accredited unit of the Medical Reserve Corps. (In 2015 this unit received a Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for contribution during the 2015 Oklahoma tornados.) In 2012 John, Tom, and Loren organized and incorporated SRT, Inc., an Oklahoma Not-for-Profit corporation whose purpose is to fund, organize, train, and direct licensed health and mental health care professionals who wish to provide services in the immediate aftermath of disasters.

Disasters strike every year.

In fact, Oklahoma has more presidentially declared disasters per capita than any other state in the union. During these disasters John, Tom, and Loren deployed, and during these deployments met other outstanding licensed professionals volunteering their time and providing services. Four of these volunteers, Pamela Rollins, Jerry Duncan, Sandra Parker, and Craig Long, graciously agreed to join SRT, Inc. and pledged their combined efforts to achieve its goals.

SRT, Inc. board members receive no pay, no remuneration of any kind. 100% of our donations go to further our charitable goals of training and the provision of disaster-related behavioral health care services.

Our Team

Loren Stein

Loren Stein, MSN, RNC-NIC (President)

Loren is a recently retired Clinical Assistant Professor for the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing and continues as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She received her BSN from Duke University and her MSN from Marymount University. She taught undergraduate nursing and allied health students for 30 years. She served as the Clinical Skills Professional Practice Laboratory Coordinator at the College of Nursing for over a decade. She is the first author of a clinical skills textbook entitled, Concept-based Clinical Nursing Skills

Loren Stein has been in a leadership role within the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) for 20 years. Since 2013, she has been a member of the SRT, Inc. Executive Board and an active educator for the Oklahoma Stress Response Team.  She currently serves as President.

In the field of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, Loren Stein has been developing outreach and education for medical and mental health professionals since 2004. She was a member of the national MRC work group that that developed the volunteer competencies for the national MRC network and many tools to facilitate the adoption of the new competencies. She was a regular presenter at the national Preparedness Summit and on national MRC webinars from 2015-2020. 

Loren has provided learning opportunities to students, particularly nursing students over the past two decades. She created a Nursing Student Summer Externship in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response from 2015-2021. Her innovative work was recognized with awards for Community Service from Sigma Theta Tau Beta Delta Chapter in 2020, and the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Faculty in 2018. She received the MRC Youth Engagement Award in 2018, Nurse of the Year in Public Health from the March of Dimes in 2016 and the Mentor Award from the Medical Reserve Corps national network in 2016. 

Craig Long

Craig Long, MHR, LPC-S, CFRC (VP of Operations)

Craig is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oklahoma. He is also an LPC supervisor and oversees LPC Candidates working toward licensure. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations with an emphasis in Counseling from the University of Oklahoma. Craig has worked with various mental health populations including community mental health, inpatient stabilization and outpatient counseling serving children, adolescents and adults. Craig is a Clinician for Integris Health System where he conducts assessments for individuals in Crisis. 

Craig has been a member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps and the Stress Response Team since 2013, where he is the Unit Coordinator. Craig serves as Vice-President of Operations and educator on the Executive Board of SRT Inc., a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Where he conducts trainings in emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mobilization for psychological services during and after crisis and disasters.

Kathryn Wickham

Kathryn Wickham, MS, RN, CPN (Treasurer)

Kathryn is a certified pediatric nurse and is currently a professor of nursing at Oklahoma City Community College. She received her Bachelor of Science in 
nursing degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, in 2000. 
She was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and 
served at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center with a deployment in 
support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom to Landstuhl Army 
Medical Center in Germany. 

Kathryn’s civilian career focused on her pediatric expertise in community, 
in-patient and Pediatric Intensive Care. Kathryn received her Master of
Science degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma 
Health Science Center in 2013. She was the State Education Coordinator 
for the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps providing training and education 
for disaster medical and mental health response from 2017-2020. Kathryn 
serves as Treasurer and Member of the Executive Board for SRT, Inc. and the
Oklahoma Stress Response Team. Some of her trainings include Basic Life 
Support, BasicBleeding Control, Immediate Responder Training, Opioid 
Overdose Response, PsychologicalFirst Aid, Recognizing and Responding
 to Crisis in Children and Teens.

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson, PhD, MSW, LCSW-OK, LCSW-FL (Secretary)

Dr. Johnson is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and social worker licensed in Oklahoma and Florida. A volunteer member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, Deborah is a District Team Leader for the Stress Response Team in Tulsa. Since 2022, she has been an active educator for the Oklahoma Stress Response Team and serves as Secretary and a member of the Executive Board of SRT, Inc. She has served as the Board President for NASW Oklahoma, the Chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents for NASW, and as a Board Member on the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers as well as on the Oklahoma State Maternal Mortality Review Committee. 

Her clinical practice focuses on children and adolescents. She has an undergraduate degree from Purdue University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Iowa State University and an MSW in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Johnson currently works as a mental health therapist at the Carey Clinic, as well as for Improving Lives Counseling Services both in the Tulsa area. She has had her own consulting business, worked in Fortune 100 corporations as a consultant and trainer, and has served on non-profit boards in Oklahoma and Florida. 

John A. Call

 John A. Call, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP (Director Emeritus)

Dr. Call is a psychologist, an attorney, and a Diplomate in
Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and the
American Board of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Call is also a trained emergency 
medical technician specializing in disaster pre-hospital medical care. He 
interned in the United States Air Force, served in the Strategic Air Command, 
and is a member of the Society of Air Force Psychologists. For almost 20 years, 
Dr. Call served as the psychological consultant for the Oklahoma City Police 
Department. Dr. Call has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 
as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Protection of Children from 
Violence in the Media, and as a consultant on disaster psychology to the 
Oklahoma Department of Health, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health 
and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 
the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security, the Memorial Institute for 
Prevention of Terrorism, the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, and the Terrorism
and Disaster Center. He is the past Coordinator of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve
Corps Stress Response Team and is presently Director Emeritus of SRT, Inc., a 
Not-for-Profit disaster health services organization.

Dr. Call has extensive experience researching and applying psychological principles 
to meet individual and community needs post-disaster and has provided training 
on these topics locally, nationally, and internationally. Recent awards presented to 
Dr. Call for his work in disaster services include the Distinguished Contribution 
by a Psychologist in the Public Interest, Oklahoma Psychological Association, 2013;
Award for Exceptional Service, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, 2013; Certificate 
of Recognition, Regional Health Administrator, U.S. Surgeon General and Region 
VI MRC Coordinator, 2013; Certificate of Recognition, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, 2015; Recognition Services Award, Oklahoma Medical 
Reserve Corps, 2015; Certificate of Appreciation, FEMA IA Branch Chief, 2015; 
Outstanding OKMRC Responder, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, 2015; MRC 
Innovation Award, Medical Reserve Corps, 2019, and the Mentorship and 
Leadership Award, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, 2023.

Wanda Robinson

Wanda Robinson, PhD, APRN-CNS, CNE

Dr. Robinson is an advanced practice nurse therapist with experience providing services for individuals and groups in crisis. Across her career, she has practiced in inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance use settings with clients of all ages. 
Dr. Robinson is an educator for the Oklahoma Stress Response Team and serves as a Board member of SRT, Inc. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing University (OUCON) of Oklahoma Health Science Center and the program specialist for OU Case Management, Pre-Admissions Screening and Resident Reviews (PASRR) level II program. She has 30 years of experience as a nurse educator in mental health and community nursing. 
Wanda earned a BSN from Oklahoma Baptist University, MSN with clinical specialty in psychiatric-mental health nursing from the University Oklahoma Health Science Center, Masters in Psychological Services from East Central University and a PhD from Indiana University (IUPUI).

Sandra Parker

Sandra R. Parker, MS, LPC Candidate is a Therapist, CEO, and Executive Director for Your Key to Change, LLC Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Wellness Center. Sandra is also a seasoned member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) with a focus on providing disaster relief services to those affected by catastrophic emergencies. Ms. Parker assisted in the response to Hurricane Gustav as part of the OKMRC and to Hurricane Katrina as part of American Red Cross. Ms. Parker received a Humanitarian Award from Langston University signed by Governor Henry for her efforts and assistance with the displaced residents of Hurricane Katrina. Sandra Parker is also the Executive Director for a Transition Home and a Group Home in Boley, OK (which is her home town). A graduate of Langston University, Ms. Parker has worked in the Mental Health field since 2006. She completed her internship at St. Anthony’s in-patient facility under the direction of Dr. Holloway. Upon completion she became the Executive Director for Youth Care of Oklahoma. During her tenure as Executive Director, Ms. Parker facilitated the establishment of 5 Mental Health offices located in Oklahoma City and Edmond. She then founded Your Key to Change, LLC where she currently serves. Some notable accomplishments for Ms. Parker include her participation in disaster relief for the south side Oklahoma City flooding. Ms. Parker coordinated an effort to help victims of flooding receive medications through partnerships with public transit and Hope Community Services. Sandra Parker was also instrumental in the treatment of her mother who was 1 of 3 known cases diagnosed with Hemiballismus, a rare movement disorder, in the United States at the time. Sandra was determined to find a medication to minimize the controllable movement her mother suffered from every day for months. It was through her research on involuntary muscle movement disorders and medicinal approaches that led to the successful treatment her mother received.

Brandi Stanley

Brandi Stanley PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Brandi Stanley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been a member of the Kramer School of Nursing (KSN) faculty team for about 3 and half years. Her specialty area of practice is in Mental Health nursing, but she has also worked briefly in the NICU, Cardiac Step-down, and Emergency department settings.

Before teaching at Oklahoma City University, Dr. Stanley was employed by SSM health at St. Anthony Hospital as a charge nurse of an adult psychiatric unit (1 North). While at SSM health, Dr. Stanley served on both the local and system nurse practice councils developing nursing policies for the Oklahoma hospitals and for the SSM healthcare network system nationally. She also assisted in the implementation of the system competency model, planning the nursing symposium, and review of research for inclusion in the symposium. In 2018, Dr. Stanley was a keynote speaker at the nursing symposium for SSM health where she presented her original research on nurses returning to practice in a presentation on how to create organizational support for nurses returning to practice.

Dr. Stanley received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 and her Master of Science in Nursing degree (2018) from the University of Central Oklahoma. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree (2022) from Oklahoma City University (OCU). She has taught health assessment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and regularly teaches mental health nursing and research at the undergraduate level. Her research interests include community resilience, the application and lived experiences of Watson's Caring science theory, and teaching new nurses to manage stress for sustained practice.

Dr. Stanley also works with the Oklahoma Stress Response team to provide education to foster community mental health intervention and resilience and is a member of the board of directors for the Oklahoma Stress Response team (SRT Inc.). Dr. Stanley is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau and is on the board of directors of the Beta Delta Chapter at Large.

Our Flagship Unit: the OKMRC Stress Response Team

The Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Stress Response Team (OKMRC SRT) is a group of dedicated professionals with backgrounds in disaster health and mental health care. Our members include psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses, among others. The OKMRC SRT is an independent unit of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps and was activated in the spring of 2009. The Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Stress Response Team has been an officially recognized OKMRC Unit since May 2009. The aim of this unique unit is to provide needed mental health related response services in the event of state, local and national disasters or other catastrophic events. More specifically, Stress Response Team members fill one (or more) of five roles when providing disaster psychosocial assistance. These are:
  • Stabilize or treat pre-existing and/or newly developed psychiatric conditions in disaster survivors
  • Provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to the acutely affected
  • Provide mental health counseling and support to frontline responders
  • Participate in multidisciplinary disaster health care teams
  • Help assess a community’s mental health needs post disaster so that appropriate programs can be developed and put in place

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