NRI Staff

Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., Diplomate ABDARolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., Diplomate ABDA, is the Chief Executive Office at Brookhaven Hospital and the Vice President of Rehabilitation Institutes of America. He is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (Canada). Dr. Gainer is a psychologist who has been involved in the design and operation of treatment programs since 1977. He has published numerous articles on mental health and rehabilitationtopics and has presented at many international conferences. He remains active in outcome research.

Liphard D'Souza, MDLiphard D’Souza, MD, is the Medical Director of Brookhaven’s Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven. Dr D’Souza holds multiple board certifications in Neurology. He obtained his medical training at St. John’s Medical College in Bangalor, India, and was an Associate Professor at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine at the City of Faith Hospital. He has worked in hospital, agency and private practice settings for over 32 years.

Mark D. Gage, DOMark D. Gage, DO, is the Medical Director for Brookhaven Hospital. He is board certified in psychiatry and is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences. In addition to his studies in psychiatry, Dr. Gage completed his undergraduate work in psychology at Chapman University. He brings over seventeen years of experience in psychiatry to Brookhaven.

Chisoo Choi, MDChisoo Choi, MD, is an Internal Medicine Consultant for Brookhaven Hospital. He is a board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Choi graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

Ron Broughton, M Ed, LPCRon Broughton, M Ed, LPC, CBIST, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Brookhaven Hospital. He received an M Ed from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is also licensed to supervise LPC candidates. He has written several academic papers on schizophrenia and psychosis, and has conducted numerous mental health presentations and workshops. He also served on an expert panel for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.


Abby Duran - NRI Director
Abby Duran, MS, LPC
, is the Director of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven.  She completed her Master Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Langston University.  Abby is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working at various agencies in Oklahoma.  She also has worked with several branches of the military providing counseling support to the military and their families.  Abby joined the Brookhaven staff April 2014.


Paul Cochran, MD
, is a graduate of University of Oklahoma Medical School and holds board certifications in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry.  His experience includes founding and operating free clinics, practicing emergency medicine in area hospitals and serving as the Director of EMS Boards for Wagoner and Creek counties.


Matt Maxey, RN, BSNMatt Maxey, RN, BSN
, is the Director of Nursing at Brookhaven Hospital. He received his Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has certification in emergency room trauma as well as a wealth of experience in care centers and hospitals.

Debbie Jones, RNDebbie Jones, RN, is the Assistant Director of Nursing at Brookhaven Hospital. Debbie brings over ten years of nursing experience to Brookhaven. She obtained her degree in nursing from Sanford Brown Business College, St. Peters, MO.

 


Courtney Pond - Community Serv Mngr
Courtney Pond, LPN, is the Community Services Manager for Brookhaven Hospital.  She attended Platt College and has been with Brookhaven since November 2013.

Doug GrahamDoug Graham is a Job Coach and Certified CPI Trainer. He has worked in the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven for over 10 years. Doug received his training at Rogers State University.

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Jeff Peyton, BA, 
is the Recreational Therapist for Brookhaven Hospital. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as his EMT Basic Certification. He brings over fifteen years of experience in the field to his current position. Jeff originally started his career at Brookhaven over four years ago as a mental health technician. He worked on both the behavioral health and traumatic brain injury units before moving on to become the Recreational Therapist.


Nancy Weber, MA
, is a Brain Injury Case Manager and Clinical Assessor for Brookhaven Hospital.  She completed her Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Tulsa.  Nancy has prior experience working with adults at various agencies in Oklahoma as a Career Counselor and has specialized in working with at-risk and female offender populations.


Mike Bruns (2) - TBI
Michael Bruns, MS, CBIS, PLPC, 
is a Brain Injury Case Manager and Clinical Assessor for Brookhaven Hospital.  He completed his Master of Science degree in Counseling from Missouri State University. Mike has prior experience counseling and case-managing veterans through combat-trauma, TBI, homelessness, veteran courts, offender substance abuse, and offender re-entry.

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NRI Therapists


Linda King, MA
, is the Speech Language Pathologist for Brookhaven Hospital.  She received a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from Oklahoma State University holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.  Linda brings many years of experience in working with acquired brain injury on several acute and post acute programs in Oklahoma and Texas.  She also facilitates the Tulsa Chapter of the Oklahoma Brain Injury Association support groups.


Tamera Myre, BS, LCSW
, is a therapist at Brookhaven and the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute.  She received her Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University is a LCSW Board approved Supervisor and a member of NASW.  Tamera brings 15 years of experience to Brookhaven Hospital including 7 years of private practice.

 

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Occupational Therapists


Deepti Gupta, OTR/L,
 is an Occupational Therapist for Brookhaven Hospital.  She completed her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy at Hamdard University and her Bachelors Degree in the same field of study at the University of Delhi.  Gupta is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.


KariAnn Smith - Oc Therapist
Kariann Smith, COTA/L
,  is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Brookhaven Hospital.  She received her Associate of Applied Science degree at Tulsa Community College in 2013.  Kariann performed her clinicals at St. John Medical Center and Therapy Works and has experience as a floating therapist in a neuro day treatment and rehab facility.  Kariann came to Brookhaven Hospital in February 2014.

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Nursing Staff

Christy Armstrong, RN

Christina Carner, LPN

Connie Turner, RN

David Lerman, LPN

David Rutan, RN

Debbie Shannon, LPN

Ellen Hulse, RN

Erica Morgan, RN

Jacquelyne Jefferson, RN

Kay Whitson, RN

Kelligh Lloyd, RN

Lily Itty, RN

Melissa Yost, RN

Patricia Coleman, RN

Shantell Johnson, LPN

Susan Wynne, RN

Mental Health Techs

Beryl Bollo, Mental Health Tech

David Askew, Lead Mental Health Tech

Jon Morris, Mental Health Tech

Kathleen Repsher, Mental Health Tech

Mike Melton, Mental Health Tech

Pauline Bush, Lead Mental Health Tech

Ray Pires, Lead Mental Health Tech

Richard Johnson, Mental Health Tech

Tracy Ross, Lead Mental Health Tech

Tracy Ross, Jr, Lead Mental Health Tech