Rachel Brown, MBBS
Dr. Rachel Brown is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, with an interest and commitment to working in interdisciplinary and collaborative settings. She has worked closely with pediatricians and other primary care clinicians throughout her career. She is a member of the expert hub for KSKidsMAP.
Manish Dixit, MD, FAAP
Dr. Manish Dixit is a pediatrician in Labette County in Kansas. He attended Medical School at the University of Mumbai, India. Completed his Residency and a Critical Care Fellowship at the Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Michigan. He has been in private practice in Parsons for the last 18 years. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at The University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita. He has always found pediatric medicine intriguing; his philosophy is to treat the child as if he or she was his own. The smile on the children’s face when they get better and come to thank him in the office is one of things, he enjoys most in practicing medicine. When Dr. Dixit is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Polly Freeman, LBSW MSW
Polly Freeman is the Social Work Care Coordinator for a KSKidsMAP in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. With over 20 years of professional and volunteer experience in the child welfare arena, she has used her skills to evaluate and apply ethical and professional standards to advocate for children and families. Her work includes program development, social justice, advocacy and education. In 2018, Polly and her professional partner were awarded the Community Partner Award for collaboration and partnership with localized social service community providers advocating for children’s causes
Amanda Aguila Gonzalez, MPH
Amanda Aguila Gonzalez is the Program Manager and Evaluator for the KSKidsMAP Pediatric Mental Health Access Program in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She manages the day to day activities and is responsible for data collection, reporting and evaluation for the program. In her role, she also serves as liaison for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) project director and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) federal program officer. Amanda is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Community Psychology from Wichita State University.
Kari Harris, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kari Harris is a primary care pediatrician with interest and experience in adolescent medicine. She has served on faculty at KU Wichita Pediatrics since 2010, after completing medical school and residency also at KU Wichita. She is passionate about helping teens achieve their goals and recognizes that mental wellness is vital to a successful trajectory for teens. In addition, she enjoys working alongside others who share similar interests and is a strong advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Nicole Klaus, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Nicole Klaus is a board-certified child and adolescent psychologist and member of the KSKidsMAP expert hub. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, where she developed and directs the child psychology training program. Her clinical and research interests include suicide prevention, pediatric mood disorders, and access to pediatric mental health care.