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.

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.

Clinic and front office staff

Jonna

RN, Nurse Manager

Teresa

LPN

Stephanie

CMA

Kassandra

CMA

Sara

CMA

Angela

CMA, CPT

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

Administrative Staff

Jon

CEO

John

Human Resources Director

Allie

Operations Manager

Rachel

Director of Community Relations

Lanaya

Quality Assurance Coordinator

AMERICORPS MEMBERS & STUDENTS

Alison

AmeriCorps Vista

Katie

AmeriCorps

Jess

AmeriCorps

Shannon

AmeriCorps