Our Executive Leadership

 

 
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Michael W. Brose, MSW
Chief Empowerment Officer

In 1993, Mike became the Association’s CEO at a time when the Association could only offer housing to 12 people, and Mike could count his staff members on one hand. Today, the Association offers approximately 1,500 units of housing in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and has over 180 employees.

Mike grew up in Liberal, Kansas, and later attended Oral Roberts University, where he majored in social work. In 1980 Mike received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas. He has practiced in Tulsa as a licensed clinical social worker, in public, private and faith-based settings. Mike has also worked in medical social work, clinical mental health, and in community organization roles.

Because of his many contributions to our state, Mike has been inducted into the social work hall of fame at both Oral Roberts University and the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.

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Gregory A. Shinn, MSW
Associate Director and Chief Housing Officer

Greg began his social work career in 1988 on the Bowery in Manhattan, where he worked in homeless shelters and performed street outreach in subways, parks, and flophouses.

He received his master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University in 1993. Since then, Greg has worked in a variety of settings, including state psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home-based programs.

From 1993 to 2001, Greg served as the Director of Social Services for the John Heuss House, a shelter in lower Manhattan’s financial district.

In 2001, Greg relocated to Oklahoma to serve as our Associate Director because, as he said, “I moved here to get in on the ground floor of this vision the Association had to develop a portfolio of affordable housing, and we’ve never stopped growing.”

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Wendi M. Fralick
Chief Administrative Officer

Wendi has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. She has worked in the Mental Health Association community for the majority of her career, which commenced at Mental Health Association in North Carolina in Raleigh, progressing to the National Mental Health Association (now Mental Health America) in Alexandria, VA, and, most recently, working with Mental Health Connecticut.

Wendi received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from North Carolina State University in Raleigh and her master’s in Health, Risk, and Crisis Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Moving with her family from Connecticut, Wendi joined Mental Health Association Oklahoma in September 2015. She is responsible for communications, fundraising, human resources, evaluation and compliance, public policy and technology.

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Mark A. Davis, LCSW
Chief Programs Officer

Mark began his social work career in 1996 working as a Rehabilitative Specialist at an area Psychiatric Community Mental Health Center, where he provided supportive counseling and group rehab to individuals entering an In-patient setting. After receiving his Master’s degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma in 2005, he continued his unyielding promotion of hope and recovery for people impacted by mental illness, homelessness, trauma, debilitating poverty, and those facing challenges as a result of involvement with the criminal justice system. Ultimately, his drive to assist at-risk populations along with a more global goal of improving the social service system(s) across the community led to his current position as Chief Programs Officer for the Mental Health Association Oklahoma.

His leadership and experience in the adult mental health and social service field includes executive level management in areas of fiscal budgeting, fundraising, grant writing, performance and quality improvement, strategic planning and development.

With 23 years of experience, Mark remains committed to implementing a wide range of mental health service modalities and evidenced based practice models with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of the service delivery system within our State. In addition, Mark also remains active in a variety of professional activities; including various community task forces, partnering agency Boards, and Advisory Council seats.

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Jessica Phillips, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Jessica is a certified public accountant and has spent nearly 10 years working in the accounting field. She has been with the Association for two years as both assistant controller and controller.

Previously, Jessica worked in public accounting as an auditor with a regional firm.

Jessica received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting (cum laude) from Northeastern State University, her CPA license through the Oklahoma Accountancy Board, and is a member of the Oklahoma Society of CPA's, and the American Institute of CPA's. She is responsible for accounting, finance, audit, and grant management.


Leadership

 

Avarie Wilson
Assistant Development Director

Chris Hurst
Director of Human Resources

Karen LaPlante
Director of Education and Community Relations

Kellie Wilson
Director of Employment First 

Gwendolyn Bain
Director of Evaluation & Compliance

Mark A. Brewer
Director of Housing Development

M.J. Clausen
Director of Oklahoma City Operations

Mike Huber
Director of Information Technology

Izetta Gibson
Director of Employment First

LaDeanna Anderson
Director of Property Management

Kristy Sturgill
Director of Marketing

Mandy Fair
Director of Development

Traci Rollinger
Director of Housing Services

Jake Glantz
Advocacy Specialist

JoBeth Hamon
Education Coordinator

Matt Gleason
Media & Content Coordinator

Gillian Cawiezell
Grant Writer

Brent Isaacs
Housing Planner and Grant Writer

Lucinda Morte
Clinical Coordinator Sunbridge Mental Health Assistance Center

Paul York
Property Maintenance Manager