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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 mrcsa@outlook.com, 520-445-7035 or 520-906-1227.

Coming Events!

  • Brain Health Conference - November 8

  • Outbreak to Pandemic Workshop - November 16

  • MIRT Team Meeting - January 11

  • Mental Health First Aid Training - January 25

MRCSA Milestones


  • 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

Community Partners

Arizona HOSA - Future Health Professionals

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation

Pima County Medical Society

International Center for Vasectomy Reversal

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

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

Kindred Hospital - Tucson

Southern Arizona Interagency Peer Support Team

Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE)

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

Kris Blume

Cynthia Dowdall PhD

Bruce Whitney

Harry McDermott MD

Trisha Harris

Bart Goodwin

Jenna Wild

Advisory Council

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.

Mental Health

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

Register at: 


Call 520.445.7035​