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Responder Alliance

Advancing the national conversation on stress injury formation and recovery

Anyone can get hurt, everyone can get better

Our mission at Responder Alliance is to advance the national conversation on stress injury formation and recovery in responders of all types. We do this by connecting responders, professionals, and organizations with resources, education, and training formulated on good science. We believe that strong organizational vitality leads to resilient responders. We believe that responders who are equipped to support each other and themselves are the best resource in preventing and mitigating stress injuries that occur in the field.

Understanding and navigating stress injuries

How do we talk about them?

How do we mitigate them?

How do we support each other?

How do we change culture?

Supporting responders in living sustainable, effective & rewarding lives.

Laura McGladery
Founder | Director

For the past 20 years, Laura McGladrey has instructed for NOLS Wilderness Medicine and is currently a Nurse Practitioner with dual certification, practicing both emergency medicine and psychiatry across the lifespan. She is currently a clinician with the Stress Trauma Adversity Research and Treatment (START) Center and provides trauma support for Emergency and Wilderness Responders. She has a background in international and relief work, teaches courses to wilderness medicine providers, and lectures nationally on Psychological First Aid and Stress Injuries. She is the Stress and Resilience advisor for Portland Mountain Rescue and Eldora Ski Patrol, and consults with and advises several other rescue and patrol teams throughout the United States and beyond. She is the founder, and volunteer-in-chief- of Responder Alliance, and is profoundly grateful to work alongside the talented group of staff and volunteers at Responder Alliance.

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