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.

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.

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.

Scott Lee, RN, ADN, is the Director of Nursing for Brookhaven Hospital.  He has been a Registered Nurse for approximately 10 years.  Scott has worked in many areas of Nursing, starting as an Mental Health Technician for 16 years prior.  He has worked all areas of acute care as well as being a regional nurse.  Scott has overseen several Skilled Nursing facilities as Director Of Nursing over the years.   He joined Brookhaven staff in October 2015.

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.

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.


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.

Kristi Whitaker, MSW is a Brain Injury Case Manager and Clinical Assessor for Brookhaven Hospital.

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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.

Jonathon Ponds is an NRI Therapist for Brookhaven Hospital.

Whitney Hicks is an NRI Therapist for Brookhaven Hospital.

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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.

Angela Gunn, COTA, is a Certified Occupational Therapist for Brookhaven Hospital.

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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