Meet our staff
LSCSW, CCO, Behavioral Health
Karin joined Heartland in 2011 and is a Kansas City area native. She received her bachelor’s in social welfare from KU and a master’s in social work from Washburn University. Karin has always enjoyed helping others, so as an undergrad, she realized that social work was the right fit for her. Prior to joining Heartland, Karin held positions with the Department of Children and Families and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. She loves being able to help people identify the changes they want to make to improve their physical and/or mental health and realize their goals. In her spare time, Karin likes spending time with her family and being outside as much as possible. She also enjoys reading a good story and serving her church. Karin lives in Lawrence with her husband and their two daughters.
MD, DIRECTOR OF PRIMARY CARE
Dr. Stueve joined Heartland in December of 2015. He is a Topeka native who attended the University of Kansas for his undergraduate and medical studies. Dr. Stueve has been a doctor for 20 years and has spent the last 14 years in Lawrence. When he isn’t working, he enjoys brushing up on his Russian speaking skills, reading, fishing with his son, and visiting museums.
Dr. A.J. Strickland is from Red Cloud, NE. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and he completed his residency in Kearney, NE. Dr. Stickland is an avid outdoorsmen who enjoys backpacking, kayaking, and fishing with his dog Hank. He is also a fan of Husker football and Jayhawk basketball. He loves Lawrence and is excited to play a role in making our community healthier.
Jeff grew up in Kansas City, MO and went on to study at the University of Kansas and later KU Med. His inspiration for joining the health care field came through his experience in Jesuit Volunteer Corp, where he saw, firsthand, health care staff helping patients with limited resources improve their lives. He is not only dedicated to improving the health care system in America by promoting primary care and health awareness, but he is passionate about developing relationships with patients. Jeff completed his residency at Research Medical Center in Kansas City and joined Heartland in the fall of 2016. He also enjoys fishing, camping, disc golf, painting and spending time with family and friends. Jeff has been married to his wife, Maria, for 4 years and together they have a 1 year old son, Caleb.
Lisa is a Lawrence native who realized in high school that she had a passion for health care. She has her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Washburn University. Prior to joining Heartland, Lisa worked in the labor and delivery and emergency departments at a rural hospital. Away from work Lisa enjoys watching the Royals, playing softball, and running. She loves her job because she enjoys helping people make healthy changes in their lives. Lisa and her husband live in Lone Star with their dog, three cats, and several chickens.
Jolynne joined Heartland in August of 2014. She is a Kansas native who has a Master of Science in Nursing from UMKC and in Exercise Physiology and Health Education from KU. She spent 17 years working in a hospital setting before joining a primary care practice. In 2009, God called her to move to Mexico where she ended up working in a Oaxaca clinic developing a community health plan for indigenous students. Jolynne loves working at Heartland because she is passionate about serving the underserved. She is also happy to fulfill her lifelong dream of living and working in the great city of Lawrence.
Nicole joined Heartland in July 2013. Having attended Kansas State and Vanderbilt for her undergraduate and graduate studies, she is currently seeking her PhD in Nutrition from K-State. Prior to joining Heartland, Nicole worked for an FQHC in Missouri and enjoyed rotations through rural areas in Oregon, Kentucky, and Tennessee. She is passionate about nutrition and loves her relationship with her patients. She counts it a privilege to help people maintain something as important as their health, although–being the avid backpacker and runner she is–she wishes she could see all of her patients in an outdoor setting. Nicole lives in Lawrence with her husband and their two dogs.
Dr. Nana Dadson joined Heartland as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She grew up on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. While studying to become a school teacher, her experiences as a volunteer caused her to realize that she wanted to spend her life helping children and families with mental health challenges. After attending Morgan State University and continuing her medical education at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Dadson completed her residency in general psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center. She has also been a fellow at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Dadson has spent more than 20 years in psychiatry, working in the US Navy and private practices. When she’s not working, Dr. Dadson enjoys spending time with her family, walking with her beagle, exercising, playing piano and writing.
LSCSW, Behavioral Health
Linda was born in Coffeyville, KS and has been working in behavioral health for more than 20 years. Linda has always been interested in the overlap between physical, mental, and emotional health and how they impact the whole person. She is passionate about serving Heartland’s patients and loves being a part of the team here. Her goal is to provide the best behavioral health care she can to each patient. She strives to be able to offer something her patients can take home with them that will be helpful in their daily lives to improve their overall health. When Linda is not working, she enjoys being outdoors: backpacking, hiking, sailing, canoeing, and gardening.
LSCSW, Behavioral Health
Cyndi is a behavioral health consultant, originally from Kansas City, KS. Cyndi spent 21 years with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and became a big believer in the integrated care model that clinics like Heartland offer. Her favorite part of the work she does is that she gets to serve her community. Cyndi is also an adjunct professor in KU’s School of Social Welfare. She is bilingual and enjoys traveling in Latin America.
Clinic and front office staff
RN, Nurse Manager
Front Office Director
Outreach & Enrollment Specialist
Medical Records Specialist
Medical Case Manager
Medical Records Specialist
Human Resources Director
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Community Relations
Practice Development Manager
Special Projects Manager
Human Resources Administration Manager
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