Meet our staff

Providers

KARIN DENES-COLLAR

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.

GREG STUEVE

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.

A.J. Strickland

MD

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 MINCHER

MD

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 Russell

APRN

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 MYERS

APRN

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 DELIMONT

APRN

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.

Nana Dadson

MD

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.

LINDA DAVIS

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.

CYNDI TREASTER

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.

MOLLIE DAY

DDS, Dental Director

Hailing from Waterloo, Iowa and a graduate of University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Mollie Day, DDS brings 14 years of dental care experience to Heartland. Before arriving here, Dr. Day spent several years working at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Kansas City metro area, where she built a robust dental program that included strong emphasis on outreach to children. Dr. Day first became interested in health sciences because of the creative teaching of her high school biology teacher. Now, Dr. Day loves her job because she loves to serve others and help them with dental needs that might otherwise go untreated, especially when this care helps a child overcome a fear and complete treatment. Her goal is to grow dental services at Heartland to reach more people in our community. When she is not leading the dental department at Heartland, Dr. Day likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, as well as go hiking and do puzzles. She is the recipient of the Oral Health Kansas Dentist of the Year award for 2015.

DAGOBERTO HEREDIA

MD, Psychiatrist

Bio coming soon.

Clinic and front office staff

Jonna

RN, Nurse Manager

Teresa

LPN

Leigh

LSCSW, Behavioral Health

Stephanie

CMA

Alisha

RN, Triage

Angela

CMA, CPT

Sara

CMA

Katlin

CMA

Josie

Dental Assistant

Brenda

Front Office Director

Gemma

Patient Services

Chris

Referral Coordinator

Paulette

Referral Coordinator

Brandy

Outreach & Enrollment Specialist

Sandra

Medical Records Specialist

Rhonda

Medical Case Manager

Lyndsay

CMA

T.Q.

Medical Records Specialist

Lisa

RN

Jess

Patient Services

Katie

Patient Services

Nancy

RN

Julee

LPN

Shanice

CMA

Alanna

CMA

Winona

CMA

Tina

Patient Services

Nicole

Patient Services

Laura

Outreach Dental Hygienist

Lisa

CMA

Katherine

CNA

Administrative Staff

Jon Stewart

CEO

John

Chief Talent Officer/HR Director

Allie

Chief Operating Officer

Rachel

Chief of Staff

Ali

Practice Development Manager

Angela

Special Projects Manager

Susie

Human Resources Administration Manager

Melanie

Communications Coordinator

Amy

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Devyn

Financial Assistant

AMERICORPS MEMBERS & STUDENTS

Brittany

AmeriCorps

Connor

AmeriCorps