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INTEGRATED REHABILITATION BRAIN HEALTH CONFERENCE
Integrated Rehabilitation Presenters:
• Dr. Carol Henricks, M.D., Neurological Rehabilitation Specialist, NorthStar Neurology,
• Dr. Tim Marshall, Ph.D., Neuro-Pharmacologist and Neuro-Toxicologist, NorthStar Neurology
• Dr. Tina Buck, Ph.D., L.P.C.,Rehabilitation Therapist and Neurofeedback Practitioner, Biobalance Integrated Wellness,
• Dr. Tanya Polec, O.D., Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, VQ Learning Sports Rehab, soon to be SPARCC Concussion Center
Friday, November 8, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Click on EVENTS above for more information and registration or call 520-445-7035.
Peer Support Team News
The MRCSA Peer Support Team Task Force will conduct a three day Individual and Group Critical Incident Stress Management training early 2020 well as a proposed Advanced CISM training.
For more information on CISM training, including training dates, registration and fees, contact us at , 520-445-7035 or 520-906-1227.
Brain Health Conference - November 8
Outbreak to Pandemic Workshop - November 16
MIRT Team Meeting - January 11
Mental Health First Aid Training - January 25
Founded, September 30, 2002
One of 50 original MRC units
Established as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, 2003
Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Shelter, August, 2005
Authorization of HB-2599, November, 2005
Measles Outbreak, 2008
Student MRC Established, 2008
H1N1 Influenza Pandemic response, 2009
MRC-UA established, 2010
Tenth Anniversary, 2012
Emergency Civilian Casualty Care, 2014
Power Outage Roundtable, 2014
Ebola and All-Hazards Forum, 2014
MRCSA State Coordinators Meeting, February 2015
MOU signed with AZCHER, April 2015
Renewed MOU with Red Cross, June, 2015
Power Outage Roundtable - Next Steps, November 2015
Southern Arizona MRC Alliance, 2016
Affiliation with Southern Arizona Interagency Peer Support Team, June 2017
Pima County LOOP Opening, March 2018
Pima County Mass Care Exercise, May 2018
Cochise County Hepatitis A Response, Summer 2019
MIRT Team, October 2019
First Annual Brain Health Conference, November 2019
Pima County Medical Society
Kachina Business Systems
Hilton Tucson East
Northwest Medical Center
Tucson Fire Department
Arizona Healthcare Coalition - South
Tucson Medical Center
Southern Arizona Chapter of American Red Cross
Kindred Hospital - Tucson
Southern Arizona Interagency Peer Support Team
Pima County JTED EMT Program
NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
MRCSA welcomes licensed health and medical personnel, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, behavioral health professionals and dentists.
Volunteers with active licenses as well as retired health professionals and students in healthcare career tracks are the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona.
MRCSA Community Roles and Responsibilities
MRCSA volunteers are prepared to provide surge capacity in local disasters, including but not limited to assisting with medical and non-medical functions at mass prophylaxis and vaccination clinics; exercise and drill planning and participation; staffing call centers and phone banks; post-event incident follow-up; supporting continuity of operations for hospitals and clinics during public health emergencies; assisting community long-term recovery efforts through outreach and assistance; data collection and entry; general and post crisis education; foreign language education and interpretation; information technology support; local resource dissemination; and other logistical support at public clinics. Non-emergent activities address daily community health needs.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for the management and oversight of the non-profit corporation. They review and approve all MRCSA documents and initiatives. The Board is responsible for community outreach to ensure sustainability and recommends methods to build and grow the organization. They would also be at the forefront of any legislative action that may be required for growth or sustainability.
Our 2019 Board of Directors:
Keith Boesen PharmD, President
Sheldon Marks MD, Vice President
Steve Nash, Treasurer
Mary Stebbins RN
Cynthia Dowdall PhD
Harry McDermott MD
An Advisory Council, comprised of members of the medical community, educational institutions, and cooperating agencies and organizations, offers advice and support to the organization. Advisory board members do not vote and do not have policy making authority.
MRCSA Leadership Team
Established in 2015, the MRCSA Leadership Team is comprised of members who are devoted to the professional growth and development of the program through training and other educational and community outreach opportunities.
The Leadership Team has developed the 2018 training and exercise calendar which is posted on our calendar. Click on the tab above to view the calendar.
Individual LT members assume the responsibility for planning one of the six regularly scheduled meetings and training events; including development of the content and leading the program.
Leadership Team members are:
Mary Stebbins, Barbara Craig, Tony Estrada and Caren Prather.
First Aid Training
Saturday, January 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Abrams Public Health Center
3950 S. Country Club Rd.
Free Training provided by
The National Council for Behavioral Health