President and CEO
Gordon Docking is President and CEO of KidsTLC in Olathe, KS. KidsTLC has served the Olathe community and surrounding region for more than 40 years, providing inpatient and outpatient mental health and behavioral health services.
Prior to joining KidsTLC, Docking served as Senior Vice President of US Operations for Nueterra Healthcare, based in Leawood, KS. Docking provided operational leadership for all of Nueterra’s physician-owned hospitals as well as many surgical centers located all over the country.
Before Nueterra, Docking served four years as the Chief Operating Officer of HMC/CAH, a national system of 12 rural Critical Access Hospitals, based in Kansas City. Docking joined HMC/CAH in October, 2008. He was responsible for the operations of the hospitals owned and operated by the system, as well as being involved in the marketing and acquisition efforts of the system.
Docking has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. Prior to joining HMC/CAH, Docking spent the previous 10 years as CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri, which is suburban Kansas City. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Hospital Association.
Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Docking worked in broadcasting. He was a sports anchor and reporter for the NBC television affiliate in Kansas City, working at the station for nearly 12 years. After leaving television to enter the hospital industry, Docking spent another 15 years hosting the postgame radio program on the Kansas City Chiefs radio network.
Docking has an MBA as well as a Masters degree in Health Services Administration. His undergraduate degree was in Journalism from the University of Kansas, where he was also a member of the KU swimming team. Docking has coached a Special Olympics swimming team for over 20 years, and has been very involved in charities serving people with Down syndrome.
Chief Financial Officer
Mary Lynn has many years of experience working with the revenue cycle in health care, most recently working with a Kansas City area company called Claims Professionally Reviewed. Prior to that she worked with another company called EvolveMD, providing revenue cycle services to physician offices around the region. Mary Lynn also has experience with implementation of Electronic Medical Records, which will be extremely valuable to us here at KidsTLC. She will also be heavily involved in our conversion to ICD 10 coding in 2015.
Chief Clinical/Operations Officer
Mark Siegmund has been a counselor for 27 years in Missouri, New Hampshire, and Kansas working extensively with children, adolescents and families. Mark has presented locally and nationally on Trauma-Focused Care, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems and other topics such as Peaceful Parenting and Adolescent Development and Sexuality. Mark has worked with foster families and in residential care for over 20 years. He has formulated KidsTLC Autism Program which opened in 2012, and continues to work with a variety of distinguished experts in the field throughout the country.
Chief Development Officer
Heidi joined KidsTLC in 2012 as the Chief Development Officer. Heidi has over 25 years of experience in the Child Welfare industry. Prior to coming to KidsTLC she worked for twenty years at KVC Behavioral Healthcare with children placed in acute residential psychiatric care, foster care and adoption. Wanting to turn her passion for children toward advocacy, volunteering and fundraising, she left direct client care and started working in development. As the Chief Development Officer, Heidi oversees the agency’s special events, grants, planned giving, major gifts, annual giving, direct mail and marketing. Heidi loves sharing the KidsTLC story with individual donors, volunteers, foundations and the community. She has a team of dedicated staff who believe in the mission and work hard everyday to support KidsTLC’s vision and growth.
George Thompson, Jr., MD, FAPA
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. George, as the staff and kids call him, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with a long history of successful treatment of children with complex mental illnesses. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and studied child, adolescent and adult psychiatry at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka. He was the Director of Residency Training at Menninger when the clinic moved to Texas. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and medical education at the UMKC School of Medicine, where he teaches medical communication skills to future doctors. Dr. George is an innovator when it comes to guiding adolescents and children to exploring their own behaviors and giving them and their families the tools to modify the behaviors they want to change.
Roy Rotz, PhD
Senior Vice President of Clinical Services
Dr. Roy Rotz is responsible for the clinical supervision and oversight of the daily work of the KidsTLC team of therapists and case coordinators who work through our psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF). He is also guiding the KidsTLC program for outpatient services set to open in 2012. He earned his doctorate from Kansas State University in Family Life Education and Consultation, 2003 Roy has a background of marriage and family therapy. He has diagnosed and worked with children and adults with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression, PTSD, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance and Narcissistic Personality and Borderline Personality. Roy has extensive experience with therapies designed for children who have been traumatized. Roy has presented to numerous groups nationally and locally on a variety of topics that address marriage and family issues. He has been instrumental in starting a graduate program for marriage and family therapy and professional counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, as well as starting the post-master’s certification in Play Therapy at MNU.
Christine Fuhrman, LCSW
Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health
Christine has been with KidsTLC since 2007 and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of Denver. She has been in the field over 13 years working with children, adolescents and families experiencing complex trauma and behavioral health issues in a variety of residential and community based settings. Christine is also an advocate and experienced clinician in serving LGBTQ adolescents and young adults as well as their families. She is a highly dynamic, skilled, and experienced clinical social worker with diverse knowledge of leadership approaches coupled with proven success in non-profit program design, professional development and other administrative functions. Christine’s key responsibilities include serving on the agency’s Senior Management Team in addition to administrative and clinical oversight of our Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, which provides an array of therapeutic and psychiatric services including: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Medication Evaluations & Medication Management and Parental Education and Support groups. She is incredibly passionate about serving others and promoting professional development throughout the work that she does.
Vice President of Support Services
Krystal Wright joined the KidsTLC team after the 2006 acquisition of Keys Youth Services, where she served as the Director of Operations. Krystal has more than 20 years of experience in adolescent behavioral health and operations in the not-for-profit world.
Krystal oversees the Support Services division at KidsTLC. She provides leadership in state licensing for programs, local zoning approvals, new construction and regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, risk management, campus security, growth planning, document management and IT. Krystal works with all program staff, members of the leadership team and the Board of Directors to ensure risk management systems are comprehensive and that healthy, safe, efficient operational systems are in place. Krystal also coordinates Outpatient Behavioral Health services and provides leadership to OBH nursing staff. Krystal oversees the Dietary Department and administers the KSDE National School Lunch Program at KidsTLC.
Krystal believes all kids at KidsTLC deserve a safe place to learn and grow. She loves the synergy at KidsTLC and within the community KidsTLC serves. Being a part of something bigger than herself and being able to help others reach their greatest potential makes her job exciting.
Molly Pomeroy, MS, BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director of Autism Services
Molly Pomeroy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Central Missouri State University in 2000. She later continued her education at the University of Kansas and in 2006 received her Master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior Disorders. Molly returned to school in 2007 and completed post-graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Saint Cloud State Minnesota and plans on completing her doctorate in the near future. Molly obtained Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in November of 2007 and became licensed in the state of Missouri in 2011. She has more than a decade and a half of experience working with families of children with special needs, adolescents in residential placement, and adults with developmental and mental health disorders. Molly has presented at numerous workshops and conducted extensive trainings for both parents and professionals working with individuals with disabilities in both Kansas, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Molly has helped to develop and participate in a 3-year autism training summer workshop series with the Department of Mental Health and has partnered with numerous area school districts and military bases in order to improve the quality of services their children receive. In addition to this, she has helped to design and oversee private educational settings for individuals needing ABA services. Molly has conducted research in and written a parent training manual for the reduction of behavior based feeding issues and expansion of the dietary repertoire of individuals on the Autism Spectrum and well as social development skills. Molly is a member of ABAI, HLABA, MOABA, APBA and CEC among other organizations.