President & CEO
Dr. Erin Dugan joined KidsTLC as President and CEO in May of 2018, after serving as Assistant Superintendent for General Administration for the Olathe Public Schools. During her career, she has consistently focused on quality leadership, positive systems change, providing quality educational services to at-risk students, and supporting children and families struggling with mental and behavioral health challenges. Among many civic leadership roles, Erin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Olathe Medical Center and the Olathe Miracle League Community Board. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont, as well as, a Master’s Degree in Child Developmental Psychology and PH.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Kansas. Erin has been married to her husband Todd for 25 years and has two daughters, both attending the University of Kansas.
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 is extremely valuable to us here at KidsTLC. She has been heavily involved in our conversion to ICD 10 coding since 2015.
Chief Clinical/Operations Officer
Mark Siegmund has been a counselor for more than 35 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
Shannon joined KidsTLC as Chief Development Officer after 16 years with First National Bank of Omaha where he led the Treasury Services team in the KC Metro market. He is currently President of the Olathe Public Schools Board of Education and serves on numerous community boards. Shannon enjoys running, cycling, cooking and all things Jayhawks.
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.
Renee Azzouz, APRN
Director of Medical Services
Renee joined KidsTLC in August of 2013 and is the Director of Medical Services and an Advance Practice Registered Nurse. She oversees the nurses and medical care of patients in KidsTLC’s PRTF and provides support to our other programs, in conjunction with Dr. Thompson. Renee is the Nurse Practitioner for two of the adolescent units and provides medication management services to outpatients. She obtained undergraduate degrees from Wheaton College and Washburn University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Renee worked at Menninger in Topeka and Houston for 18 years and five years at Marillac. She loves spending time with her three adult children and grandson as well as traveling whenever possible.
Kelly English, LPC
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Kelly English is a licensed professional counselor, with more than 10 years of successful experience in both residential and outpatient clinical therapy settings, as well as program development and administrative work. Kelly received her undergraduate degree from St. Louis University in Psychology with a minor in Education, and her Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas in Counseling Psychology.
Kelly oversees half of the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, as well as the Sanctuary and Intensive Outpatient Program at KidsTLC. Within these programs, Kelly provides support and consultation to the therapists and program managers, as well as direct care staff. In addition to overseeing psychiatric programs, she provides individual, family and group therapy to adolescents with severe mental health and attachment issues through the outpatient program.
Director of Risk Management and Compliance
Dan started at KidsTLC in 2013 as a therapist on the Willow Unit in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. After serving there for 3 years he made the transition into the world of continuous quality improvement, where he works to provide benchmark data for our programs and grant requests, as well as coordinates with outside licensing and accrediting agencies. He has also worked very closely in the implementation of our new electronic health record. Dan holds a BFA in Music Education/Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, and an MS from Friends University in Family Therapy. He enjoys painting, cheering on the Chiefs, Royals, and Jayhawks, helping out on the farm, and spending time in the woods.
Brandon Mock, ATR-BC, LPC, LCMFT
Vice President of Clinical Programming
For more than 20 years, Brandon has worked in clinical and administrative capacities for organizations serving youth in psychiatric residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient behavioral health. In addition to overseeing psychiatric residential programming, he provides individual, family, and group therapy as well as consultation, education, and training for parents and mental health practitioners in working with youth who suffer from the effects of childhood trauma such as mood dysregulation, disrupted attachment, and challenging behaviors. Brandon received training and direct supervision by Daniel Hughes, PhD, the originator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and is a certified DDP practitioner and consultant. Outside of work he spends most of his time enjoying his children’s sports activities. When time allows he likes to bike, run with his dog, and write/record music in his home studio.
Molly Pomeroy, MS, BCBA, LBA
Vice President of Trellis Center 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.
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 which opened 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.
Director of Facilities
Originally from Olathe, Andy enjoyed living briefly in South Carolina before returning in 2008 and joining KidsTLC. He began his KidsTLC adventure working directly with the kids as milieu staff and later transitioned to a facilities maintenance roll. In 2014, Andy grew into his current position as the Director of Facilities. He prides himself in always going the extra mile for clients and staff, maintaining the belief that KidsTLC should be a place he’d feel good about having his own children reside or receive services. Andy now has three children of his own, and in addition to spending time with them, he enjoys watching Clemson football, golfing, mowing the yard and spending time outdoors.
Clinical Director of Lotus Outpatient Clinics
Rebecca joined KidsTLC in 2009 as a residential therapist after several years working with youth in foster care at the mental health center in Salina. Specializing with systems, adolescents, trauma, and attachment, Rebecca transitioned to KidsTLC’s newly opened Lotus Clinics outpatient program in 2013 to assist in program development and supervision as well as continued clinical services. She now provides direction and oversight of outpatient services, recruitment and retention, and clinical supervision. Additionally, she provides agency-wide training in self-care, working with Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms, and clinical diagnostic decision-making. She holds a BS from Kansas State University in Family Studies, an MS from the University of Nebraska in Marriage and Family Therapy and certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Rebecca is an avid traveler and often combines her two passions of mental health and travel in her freelance travel writing.