Wil Franklin, MS, LPC, has led the strategic and daily operations at KC CARE since May 2019.
Wil previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of People’s Health Centers’ Family of Corporations, which includes Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center, serving more than 45,000 patients annually.
As a senior leader, Wil uses his skills of executive leadership, consensus building and strategic planning to create outcome-based models of service that improve overall efficiency, focus on quality and drive the organizational mission forward. More specifically, at People’s Health Centers, Wil centralized IT operations across 11 locations to increase productivity, ensure cyber security and reduce costs. He also initiated an overhaul of the agency’s call center and scheduling functions while dramatically reducing turnover in those positions. As a widely recognized strategic leader in the region, Wil excels at innovating healthcare solutions to improve services for those living without adequate medical care.
Wil also served as the Chief Program Officer at the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, was an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Saint Louis University, and directed the Family Mental Health Collaborative with Jewish Family and Children’s Services. He has also provided consulting services to various healthcare and philanthropic entities.
Dennis Dunmyer, BBA, MSW, JD, graduated cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2003 with his Juris Doctor degree and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Social Work. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. He has over 17 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining KC CARE in 2009, Dennis was the Manager of Admissions for Marillac Children’s Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Center. Prior to service in his current role at KC CARE, Dennis served in two clinic management positions, starting as a Manager of HIV Case Management and then Manager of Behavioral Health. He is the co-chair of the Kansas City Regional Community Health Worker Stakeholder Committee, sits on the Community Health Worker Advisory Committee to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is the Program Director on four federal grants, was named the 2014 Health Advocate of the Year by the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. Dennis is responsible for all community services at the clinic – including care coordination, case management, education, and prevention services. During the last five years, Dennis has built and implemented the Community Health Worker Program at KC CARE while dedicating time and effort to developing community-wide infrastructure for the program, such as training and education, state-wide advocacy, and community awareness.
George A Barreto, CPA, received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1997. He has 19 years of accounting and business consulting experience. George joined KC CARE in September 2016 as the Vice President of Finance. He comes to KC CARE with experience as a Controller of a Medical Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Dr. Craig Dietz , DO, MPH, FACOI, AAHIVS, has been with KC CARE since 2004, beginning as a volunteer in 2003. Dr. Dietz is board-certified in both internal medicine and HIV medicine. At the health center, he oversees clinical outcomes of programs. Dr. Dietz provides direct patient care with an emphasis in Primary Care, HIV Medicine, LGBT Health Care, Hepatitis C and HIV Prevention (PrEP). He serves as a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine for the KU Internal Medicine Residency program, KCUMB and UMKC School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dietz has been active in the area of research and has several published papers and is the principal investigator for all of the Clinical Trials conducted at KC CARE.
Dr. Dietz is from Pratt, Kansas and received a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Kansas State University. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Dietz developed an interest in HIV and Public Health during his residency training at one of the Michigan State University hospitals in inner city Detroit and he received a Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on community health, underserved populations, and healthcare safety net and administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Dietz is an active member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA).
Darlene A. Thompson earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Missouri and her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University. Darlene has over 20 years of broad Human Resources experience during which she has held many roles with corporate responsibility. Through these roles, Darlene has gathered strategic skills and obtained critical knowledge in the Human Resources areas of Recruitment, Talent Development, Employee Relations, Retention, Benefits Administration, Career Development and Diversity along with managing organization-wide programs in each of these areas. Darlene joined KC CARE in August 2016 and leads the health center's Human Resources functions.
Teresa A. Mathis, RN, MSN, MBA joined KC Care staff in September of 2016 with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare field. She graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1992 with a nursing degree, and in 2010 completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Mary. She has served in many roles and capacities throughout the 25 years in the healthcare field that included the opening and serving as the administrator of a new psychiatric hospital, serving in the role of Quality/Risk Management at several healthcare facilities, and most recently as the Administrator of the Medical/Dental program at a local detention center providing care to many of the communities underserved and uninsured. She will be responsible for the clinical services in her new role at KC CARE.
Doug Day graduated with a Public Relations degree from William Jewell College, then joined the staff of MMG Worldwide (now MMGY Global), the world’s largest integrated marketing firm serving the hospitality and travel industry. During his 16-year tenure, he was the Vice President of the Field Marketing division, generating company revenue and expanding client relationships through direct sales, product marketing campaigns, major account acquisitions, and innovative online solutions.
More recently, Doug served eight years as the Executive Pastor of a local congregation where he revitalized the church’s brand marketing and community engagement efforts. While directing daily operations and managing strategic initiatives, Doug recruited and led passionate teams of volunteers to affect positive changes in their neighborhoods. Community gardens, urban daycare facilities and local education centers received substantial incremental support through his initiatives.
He serves on the board of directors for AFPKC, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Kansas City, as the Marketing co-chair and is a contributing member of the William Jewell College Board of Governors.
His background in growth-oriented marketing, nonprofit leadership and commitment to mission-oriented causes drew him to the KC CARE.
Patricia Neubauer, PhD, RN, joined KC CARE Health Center in 2017 after working in various community settings as a registered nurse, clinical leader, consultant, and psychologist. She graduated from Saint Luke’s College of Nursing with a diploma in nursing and completed her BA, MA, and PhD in psychology and counseling psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to her role as Chief Clinical Officer at KC CARE, Pat was the Officer of Clinical, Vocational and Behavioral Health Services at Assurant Employee Benefits (Sun Life). During that period, she completed certifications as Fellow in the Academy of Life Underwriting and Fellow, Life Management Institute. She was an adjunct professor in Practical Nursing and Health Occupations at Johnson County Community College. Pat worked in the not-for -profit sector as the Clinical Services Manager at the Mid-America Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Overland Park, Kans. She was on the board of trustees for Saint Andrew Christian Church in Olathe, Kans., through 2019 and had prior board positions for SAVE, Inc. and the Gift of Adoption. Pat also has several nursing and psychology publications. As Chief Clinical Officer, she oversees KC CARE’s nursing, dental, and behavioral health staff; patient care in Primary Care and Specialty Care, including HIV Primary Care and Behavioral Health services at all four KC CARE locations; and Oral Health Care at the Research and Homeroom Health locations.
Dr. Kamile Johnson is the Vice President of Pharmacy Services. She comes to KC CARE with 10 years pharmacy experience as a community pharmacist. She attended college at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude, earning a bachelor of science in Biology in 2002 and a doctorate of Pharmacy in 2007. At the University of Pittsburgh, she received a full paid scholarship from Merck and the United Negro College fund, resulting in a two-year internship at Merck and a room dedicated in her name at the University of Pittsburgh, “The Kamile Whiter Study Lounge.” After completing her biology degree, she worked as a lab technician at the Hillman Cancer Center, which encouraged her to pursue a career in pharmacy. Throughout pharmacy school she worked as a pharmacy intern at a local retail grocery store and helped launch a free medication program with a local health clinic. As an intern with Walgreens in Phoenix, Ariz., she helped launch the FlavoRx program. These experiences solidified her career path to becoming a community pharmacist. After graduating in 2007, Dr. Johnson moved to Kansas City, Mo., to start her career at Walgreens. She learned all essential roles and responsibilities of a community pharmacist and later became the registered store manager of Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. Here, she managed a multimillion dollar business specializing in HIV, organ transplant, oncology, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and growth hormone. This opportunity allowed Dr. Johnson to be on the cutting edge of bringing specialty pharmacy to the local retail community. Dr. Johnson joined what was then Kansas City CARE Clinic in 2016, establishing a full-service, in-house pharmacy offering dispensing and patient assistance programs and assisting with policy and procedures to increase patient access to medication. Dr. Johnson worked closely with KC CARE for many years while at Walgreens Specialty, offering services to KC CARE’s HIV patients. It was always her desire to work directly at KC CARE. As KC CARE received FQHC status and pursued pharmacy services, the timing was perfect for Dr. Johnson to make a transition in her career. She is greatly honored and humbled to be given this opportunity.
Corinne Kritikos, LMSW, graduated in 2009 from Loyola University Chicago with her master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in Leadership Development in the Social Services. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Kansas. She has over 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including work in youth development, community schools, and academia. Prior to her current role, Corinne served in different capacities at KC CARE, first as a grant writer, then moving to manager and finally director of HIV Case Management. She currently oversees HIV Services, which include HIV Medical Case Management, Peer Treatment Adherence, Prevention, and the Get Tested KC Campaign. Corinne is involved in the Missouri statewide coordination of care planning bodies for Ryan White services—including the Ryan White All-Recipients Group—and she currently co-chairs the Ryan White Statewide Quality Committee.
• Vice President of Training & Staff Development
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spelman College, a historically black women’s college in Atlanta, GA
• Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University
• Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri—Kansas City
• ATD Master Trainer Certificate through the Association for Talent Development
• 9 years at KC CARE, 10 in January 2022
• Background in education, adolescent development, HIV prevention and care, and nonprofit management. Former middle school teacher and school leader.
• Fun facts: Tusday loves to travel internationally. She has a partner, bonus daughter, two brothers, and four nieces and nephews.
Tusday transitioned from traditional education to public health education, specifically sex education for young people because she saw that sex and issues of sexuality were one of the key distractions for her middle school students and nobody was addressing it in a real way. This desire led her to KC CARE where she worked as a member of the Prevention Team leading health education programs for women with HIV and underserved youth. Tusday continued to hone her education and training skills by transitioning to another role within KC CARE, Training Coordinator for the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center of Missouri (MATEC), which is a federal program (Ryan White Part F) and grant housed at KC CARE. This role ultimately led to Tusday leading MATEC as Program Director in 2017, a dual position she holds in addition to her role as Vice President of Training & Staff Development. As Program Director, Tusday leads MATEC’s strategy for educating healthcare professionals in Missouri on HIV/AIDS.
As VP of Training & Staff Development, Tusday is committed to implementing policies and initiatives to increase the leadership capacity of all staff at KC CARE, especially KC CARE’s supervisors. Tusday envisions a health center where all staff are provided with the training, professional development, and support they need from their first day of employment to their last.