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.
Chief Administrative Officer
Steve joined KidsTLC after serving 19 years with the Olathe School District, first as a Principal and then as a Director of Human Resources. He has consistently sought to creatively find solutions and supports to ensure optimal experiences for staff and students. Steve understands the need for supportive, innovative leadership in order for learning and performance to happen.
Renee Azzouz, APRN
Vice President 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.
Vice President of Clinical & Operational Innovation
Dr. John Laffoon joined KidsTLC in the summer of 2020 after serving a variety of roles for Olathe Public Schools for 20 years. Most recently the Director of Special Services for Olathe Public Schools, John also served as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and alternative education administrator. He has spent the last decade focused on building and sustaining programs to serve at-risk and vulnerable student populations, including the school on KidsTLC campus since 2011. In addition to his years of service to children and families through public education, John also became a licensed mental health professional in December of 2004 and has worked as an outpatient therapist, emergency screener and trainer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Pittsburg State University, as well as a Master’s of Social Work and Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Kansas.
Director of Clinical 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 DDP Integration
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, consultant and trainer. 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.
Roy Rotz, PhD, LCMT, LCPC
Director of Lotus Clinics
Dr. Roy Rotz is responsible for the clinical supervision and oversight of the daily work of the team of therapists at the Lotus Clinics at KidsTLC. 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 Psychiatric Residential Programming
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 assisted with the development and management of KidsTLC’s Lotus Clinics outpatient services for several years before returning to residential services as the Clinical Director. 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.