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.
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.
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
RN, Nurse Manager
Medical Case Manager
Front Office Director
Outreach & Enrollment Specialist
Human Resources Director
Director of Community Relations
Quality Assurance Coordinator
AMERICORPS MEMBERS & STUDENTS
Behavioral Health Scholar