Meet our staff

Providers

 

Dan Purdom

MD, Medical Director

Dr. Purdom has been the medical director at Heartland since October of 2013. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA, and earned his medical degree in 1988 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his internship and residency training at Truman Medical Center-East in Lee’s Summit, MO, through the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he served as chief resident in family practice. Dr. Purdom is board certified in family practice and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He previously served as area medical director for Concentra Health Centers in Kansas City, medical director for Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center in Kansas City, and other professional and teaching roles in community health and family medicine.

KARIN DENES-COLLAR

LSCSW, 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.

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.

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.

Clinic and front office staff

Jonna

RN, Nurse Manager

Teresa

LPN

Stephanie

CMA

Kassandra

CMA

Sara

CMA

Rhonda

Medical Case Manager

Brenda

Front Office Director

Kaitlyn

Patient Services

Brandy

Patient Services

Chris

Referral Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Jon

CEO

John

Human Resources Director

Allie

Operations Manager

Rachel

Director of Community Relations

Lanaya

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Angela

Finance

Sean

Communications Coordinator

AMERICORPS MEMBERS

Alissa

Jason

Simi

Alison