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.
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 options by raising millions of dollars of private money, while also going after federal grants at the same time, and we’ve never stopped growing.”
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, and technology.
Chief Programs Officer
Mark is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the field of adult mental health for over 20 years. In late 2005, Mark began his employment at the Association as director of the Assistance Center and Recovery Services division. This position entailed developing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining multiple programs; which included several peer-to-peer service delivery programs, a mental health assistance warm-line, a peer support alumni group, and Oklahoma’s first two adult peer-run drop-in centers, Denver House in Tulsa and Lottie House in Oklahoma City.
As our chief program officer, Mark continues his unyielding promotion of hope and recovery for people impacted by mental illness, homelessness, suicide and the criminal justice system.
Chief Financial Officer
Carla is a Certified Public Accountant and began her career in public accounting where she worked for ten years specializing in audits of non-profit organizations. She has been with the Association since 2016.
From the beginning of her career, Carla has had a passion for giving back to the community and helping others. As Chief Financial Officer at the Association, she has been able to do just that. From preparing financial reports to leading a QPR training, Carla enjoys every opportunity she has to get involved with the work of the Association.
Director of Property Management
Director of Justice & Policy
Mark A. Brewer
Director of Housing Development
Director of Marketing
Director of Information Technology
Director of Human Resources
Director of Education and Community Relations
Director of Evaluation & Compliance
Director of Outreach and Prevention
Director of Development
Director of Housing Services
Director of Recovery Services