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Grady P. Bray, PHD - Senior Vice President

Dr. Grady Bray is a disaster psychologist with an international reputation as a lecturer, author, disaster survivor and emergency response authority. He has appeared as a subject matter expert on such diverse programs as the TODAY show, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, FEMA’s Recovery Channel and was featured in a NBC Dateline segment which focused on surviving high rise fires. He has also appeared in numerous training videos and DVDs.

A South Georgia native, he received his undergraduate degree in Biology from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee. While in Nashville he also taught at the John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science. After receiving his BA he returned to Georgia and worked as a pyrotechnic chemist, a high school teacher and a special counselor for disadvantaged and handicapped students.

Dr. Bray received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia in August of 1974 and went on to work as a clinical psychologist with the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

In response to an invitation from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York, Dr. Bray joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Preventive, Family and Rehabilitation Medicine in 1977 and remained with the medical school until 1984. During his tenure in New York, Dr. Bray also served as a coroner for Yates County.

In 1984 Dr. Bray created his own company, Bray Associates, which provided disaster, crisis and emergency services training, response, and consultation to governments, businesses, educational organizations and energy based companies.

Dr. Bray began his association with DMI in 2010 and was appointed Senior Vice President in 2013.

Dr. Bray has extensive experience in disaster family assistance, having helped create family programs for both the public and private sectors. He is an adjunct and frequent presenter for FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute and was the first Behavioral Scientist for the Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team (DMORT) where he led in the creation of the Family Assistance program. He has been a responder and leader for numerous domestic and international disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing, multiple air disasters, the WTC attacks of September 11, earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes.

As senior vice president for DMI, Dr. Bray is responsible for the family assistance program, training programs, exercise development, and consultation. He developed the School Crisis Rapid Intervention Program (SCRIP) and applies his extensive experience in crisis school response for the creation of realistic emergency response plans for schools at all educational levels.

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