Board of Directors


Michaele P. Dunlap, PsyD.
Psychologist & Consultant


Dr. Dunlap serves Mentor Research Institute as President, Administrator and Director for Education. Dr. Dunlap is a licensed psychologist who practices in Portland OR.  She has more than thirty years experience in community non-profit and professional Board service.  Her undergraduate research at Reed College focused on evaluation of mental health services delivery, her doctoral research focused on developmental change processes of recovering chemically dependent women.

Dunlap is President of Mentor Professional Corporation and Director for National Membership Development of AMHA-USA.  As a Board member of the Oregon Psychological Association (1993-96) she chaired development of OPA’s Psychologist Support program.  As a Board member and past president of Lake Oswego’s community theatre and arts organization she spearheaded re-organization and initial planning for the purchase and development of Lakewood Center for the Arts. She is a past President of AMHA-Oregon and current president of AMHA-USA.

Dunlap began private practice as a mental health professional in 1984. She holds an American Psychological Association College of Professional Psychology Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use.  She has created a practice corporation that supports training for new practitioners and facilitates professional interdependence. Dunlap’s private practice is focused on recovering chemically dependent people; individual, family, group and couples therapy; consultation to mental health professionals and to businesses and organizations.

Dunlap has organized and presented numerous training events: on aspects of practitioner self-care; dealing with managed care; risks of disclosure in mental health services; ethical practice in mental health; identifying and dealing with nightmare clinical situations; the pragmatics of dealing with HIPAA regulations; chemical dependence and recovery; Internet marketing for mental health professionals and on professional practice development.  She has published articles on these topics. 


Katherine M. Leonard, Ph.D., ATR-BC
Health Psychologist and Art Therapist


Dr Leonard serves Mentor Research Institute as a Director and Treasurer. Dr Leonard is a Psychologist and Family Therapist in private practice.  She provides assessment and treatment for adjustment to cancer and other chronic and life threatening illnesses, for individual adult anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders, for psychosocial aspects of chronic pain and stress management and for marital and family conflict resolution.  Dr Leonard is on the medical staff of Legacy Portland Hospitals (Good Samaritan and Emanuel): Provides consultation and psychological services in the Comprehensive Cancer Program for cancer patients and their families.  She is also an Allied Professional Staff member for Legacy Meridian Park Hospital’s  Cancer Rehabilitation Dept. Since 1990, Dr. Leonard has been an instructor at Marylhurst College, Marylhurst, Oregon and Art Therapy Masters Program.  She teaches core courses, such as art therapy with children, art therapy with adults,  and family art therapy. Dr. Leonard is a Credentialed Professional Member of the American Art Therapy Association, a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy,  a member of the American Psychological Association, a Full Member, certified Consultant and Trainer of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a Member Oregon Psychological Association which she served as Secretary of the Board 1994-96, and currently services as a member of the colleague assistance commitee.  She is Member-Owner of the American Mental Health Alliance-Oregon, which she served as an organizing committee and Board Member for more than seven years.

Christine G. Glenn, Ph. D.
Psychologist , Teacher, Writer


Dr. Glenn serves MRI as Secretary and Director for Research Collaboration. Dr. Glenn is a Clinical Psychologist Licensed in Oregon since 1982. She has been private practice since 1987 in Portland with the exception of two years (1988-1990) when she worked with expatriates in Katmandu, Nepal.Dr. Glenn was Assistant Professor, Adjunct Faculty, 1985-1987 Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Forest Grove, OR, where she taught Developmental Psychology and Statistics.She was employed as a research associate and program evaluation specialist, (1978-1983) at the Neurological Sciences Center; Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon. Papers published in Brain and Language, Brain and Cognition, International Journal of Psychology. Book Publication:  Edmund S. Glenn & Christine G. Glenn, Man and Mankind; Communication and Conflict between Cultures, Ablex Publishing; Norwood, N. J., 1981.Dr. Glenn is a Member of the American Psychological Association, a member of Oregon Friends of C. G. Jung and a Member-owner of American Mental Health Alliance Oregon which she serves as Board Member; and she serves on the Board of AMHA-USA.

Michael Conner, PsyD
Psychologist & Engineer
Clinical, Medical and Family Practice

Dr. Conner serves MRI as a Board Member and Director for Program Development.

An engineer and psychologist, Dr. Conner practices in clinical, family and medical psychology. Dr. Conner is an expert in crisis intervention, emergency psychiatric services, dangerous behavior, residential treatment and outdoor behavioral health. He provides professional training in ethics, crisis intervention, dangerousness, parenting and a variety of mental health topics.

Dr. Conner has worked in hospital, residential, primary medical care and health education settings. At one point in his career, he worked simultaneously in law enforcement, community crisis intervention and emergency room psychiatry. These unique experiences allow Dr. Conner to understand the needs of adults, parents, families, adolescents, professionals and organizations facing the most challenging problems. He currently maintains a private practice working primarily with adults and families and provides consultation and training for law enforcement and major airlines in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Conner also consults with parents and mental health professionals nationally.

In 1989, Dr. Conner began pioneering research in the use of computers in personality assessment and training. This included the development and operation of computer-based test interpretation and the associated ethical issues. He later developed a computer-based mental health screening tool for primary medical care. This system accurately evaluated and recommended medications based on the thought processes of psychiatrists. Other projects included Internet-based screening questionnaires for adolescents who were at risk.

In 1999, Dr. Conner began to research boarding schools, wilderness and adventure programs for youth and young adults developing an extensive database on such programs. He has promoted public and professional awareness about emotional growth boarding schools and wilderness therapy treatment and is actively involved in helping the public to understand the difference between emotional growth, therapeutic, residential, adventure and wilderness therapy programs and boot camps. This research has allowed Dr. Conner to appreciate professional and consumer needs for intervention, program safety and the importance of follow-up programs as well as the importance of recognizing market trends in mental health and family intervention services.

Kevin Rea
Parent, Community Builder



Kevin Rea serves Mentor Research Institute as a Director and as  Parent Advocate for the StepOne project.Kevin is a father of four and a grandfather of two. His professional career has led him to be a local, regional and national proponent of architecture and the significance of its importance in developing human habitat. Throughout his 27 years in planning, educating, building and developing he has created environments designed to enhance and sustain the personal and community living experience. His intuitive and creative spirit has been focused upon articulating and developing the wonder of a truly great “sense of place.”An Oregonian since his family migrated to Bend from the Midwest in 1960, Kevin majored in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon, worked for several years in Alaska as an engineer on the Trans Alaska Pipeline.  He started his building and development business in 1977. Since then he has twice studied Traditional Town Planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, produced several educational videos, given key note presentations at development conferences and won many awards for his efforts; including the Governors Livability Award for developing Village Wiestoria in Bend Oregon. He has experienced the life of a parent with children at-risk and served on the board of directors for a wilderness school program. While most of his professional career has been in developing environments with a “sense of place” he is now focused on helping InCrisis create and fulfill a “sense of purpose.”


Patsy J. Cobb
Financial Analysis. Auditing & Corporate Development



Patsy J. Cobb is currently Director of Audit & Risk for Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) which has its main office in Portland, OR and a regional office in New York, NY. She is responsible for internal audit function and risk management oversight, with emphasis on information security, infrastructure development and staff self-sufficiency through education and training. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Cobb was Director of Finance for NWEA serving on the management team which grew that 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (specializing in educational assessment, psychometric research, proprietary software development and application service provider) from $4.5 million to nearly $50 million in annual revenues, with a proportionate growth in the number of clients served.

Since 1991 Ms. Cobb has maintained her own company, CFO Solutions in Lake Oswego, OR. CFO Solutions provides consulting and bookkeeping services to clients in varying industries, with an emphasis on professional services and small business needs.

Ms. Cobb holds a BS in business management and has completed graduate level classes in Tax Law, as well as professional education in leadership development, information security, audit and risk, federal funds audits, and nonprofit issues.


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