IMT Behavioral Science Team

IMT has developed and maintains a network of clinical crisis response experts, on call 24/7, to be deployed nationally for critical incidents and workplace emergencies.

Eric Ostrov, Ph.D., IMT Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Ostrov is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. His Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology was from the University of Chicago and he also has a law degree, J.D. degree, from the University of Chicago School of Law. He performs threat assessments for known and unknown perpetrators, conducts psychological assessments and gives expert witness testimony regarding civil, criminal and administrative litigation – related issues. He is an Expert Witness in cases involving sex offender evaluation, not guiltily by reason of insanity, competence to stand trial, confess, disability, malpractice and other matters at the interface of psychology and law.

Clients for whom he has provided forensic consultation, fitness for duty, screening and fitness for promotion include Fortune 500 companies, Intel, Eaton, the FBI, DEA, the Chicago Police Department and numerous other law enforcement and sheriff’s departments.

Jim Offrink, M.Div., IMT Emergency Management / Crisis Coordinator

Mr. Offrink has conducted on-site crisis intervention responses for Fortune 500 companies, FEMA, communities after mass disasters, public entities, emergency first responders, schools and police departments. In 2007, is a member and has received the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Region V (five) Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team’s (DMORT) Commander’s Award for outstanding service to the Team.  Provided stress management and other services to DMORT after hurricanes in 2004 and 2005.

He was an Illinois certified Advanced Fire Fighter (III) and certified Advanced Fire Fighter Instructor (II), IL EMT-A, last appointed rank, Deputy Chief, Elwood Fire Protection District, Elwood, IL.  He has extensive experience in Hazmat emergencies, crisis debriefing, on-site crisis response, demobilization and mass casualty management and recovery.

Wynona Ward, M.A., L.P.C.

Ms. Ward has conducted training in workplace violence prevention, threat management, verbal diffusion/personal safety, patient restraint and crisis management after violent and critical incidents. She has trained corporations, hospitals and schools in strategies to establish workplace violence prevention programs and manage potentially violent employees, customers, patients or contractors.   Ms. Ward has provided on-site crisis response after shootings, industrial accidents and workplace emergences Fortune 500 companies, banks, police departments, schools and health care facilities.  For ten years, she was the Program Manager, EAP Services, for Henry Ford Health Systems serving more than 22,000 employees and 1,000 physicians, with over 37 locations, serving patients throughout southeast Michigan and medical / support staff after assaults and who had personal problems.

Christine Panyard, Ph.D.

Dr. Panyard has been a consultant to corporations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Detroit Police Department and over 30 police and public safety departments in areas of post traumatic stress, pre-screening evaluations and fitness for duty assessments. Other organizations for whom she has consulted include Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, University of Michigan School of Nursing, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Drug Abuse Center for Training and Resource Development. She has significant experience assessing and evaluating individuals with a wide range of mental health diagnoses and specializes in assessing and diagnosing PSTD reactions seen in individuals after traumatic and critical incidents. She is the Chairperson of University of Detroit Mercy Psychology Department in Detroit, Michigan, and has trained many doctoral students and clinicians who have entered the field of police psychology and psychological assessment. She is a fully licensed clinical psychologist.

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Sheryl Richard, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard is a psychologist who has conducts crisis intervention and counseling services after workplace emergencies and critical incidents. She has performed onsite crisis intervention for Fortune 500 corporations after violent incidents and workplace emergencies.

Tom Matlas, M.A.

Mr. Matlas has extensive experience in critical incident stress management and post traumatic streets counseling with civilian and military personnel. He performed crisis intervention services for Chrysler Corporation, Henry Ford Healthcare System, Fortune 500 companies, banks, police departments, retail stores and energy companies including DTE Energy, Michigan Consolidated Gas, and American Natural Resources. He worked with and counseled U.S. Army personnel at U.S. and global bases (South Korea) with active and retired military service members and their families with issues involving crisis response and post-traumatic stress.

Saul Forman, M.D., Psychiatry

Dr. Forman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in fitness for duty evaluations and assessment of violence and posttraumatic stress disorder.  He taught on the faculty of the Wayne State University, School of Medicine.

Robert Weinbaum, J.D.

General Counsel, IMT – Before resuming private practice, Bob was with the General Motors Legal Staff specializing in antitrust. He headed up the Practice Group for several years prior to retirement, and also served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel, handling numerous sensitive matters of an Enterprise Risk Management nature in leadership capacity. These included assessment of and implementation of change in General Motor’s safety policy; corporation’s relationship to subsidiaries; performance of corporation as industry product safety leader; and review of GM’s small-car manufacturing capability, which led to the precedent-setting GM-Toyota joint venture. Previous to that, he was with the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.