Justin attended East Los Angeles College and graduated in 2013. He went on to attend Bethel College and earned his bachelor’s degree in social work in 2017 and his master’s in social work from Wichita State University in 2019. Justin has experience in the Harvey County community at various mental health and addiction treatment centers and is dually licensed in social work and addictions counseling.
“I am excited to work at Health Ministries Clinic and to continue serving the Harvey County Community. Mental health is important and being able to provide integrated services allows me to give back to those who need, or who are looking to improve their lives.”
Kealey is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree with a minor in Psychology from Washburn University in 2019, then went on to earn her Master of Social Work Degree at Washburn University in 2020. With a passion for working in a medical setting with any population, she started working as an inpatient case manager and social worker in a hospital setting. Kealey has experience working in multiple units within the hospital including Telemetry, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, and Labor and Delivery.
“I chose to pursue a career at Health Ministries Clinic because the overall environment within the clinic is positive and every employee has the goal to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of every patient and family member. I appreciate that at Health Ministries Clinic we can serve every individual in the community.”
Sydney is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in social work at Wichita State University and has experience working in child welfare, behavioral health in primary care, inpatient behavioral health, and skilled nursing/rehab.
“Behavioral health in primary care has been my passion since gaining experience in my Masters program. The integrated care model makes sense serving patients as a whole and allowing access for vulnerable populations. Giving individuals the option to know we have behavioral health services at HMC gives them the opportunity to treat their overall health and well-being.”
Brittani is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kansas State University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville. Brittani has experience working alongside families, adults, and children in various case management, clinical, and supervisory roles. Brittani has experience working in group homes and residential treatment facilities, traditional psychotherapy, inpatient behavioral health hospitalization, and in community mental health.
“I believe that mental health is an integral part of overall health and am excited to be a part of a team that truly looks at a person as a ‘whole’. By exploring the connection between mind and body and providing multiple levels of support to remove the barriers that may prevent a person from accessing services, it allows HMC to offer the best treatment options to the individuals we work with.”
Shannon is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW.) She attended Fort Hays State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in social work. She then attended the University of Kansas and received a Master of Social Work degree. Shannon has varied social work experience serving individuals in long term care, hospice, and both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings.
“I appreciate the mission and values at HMC and I’m grateful for the team-based approach to providing compassionate, integrated healthcare. It is an honor to serve individuals alongside a group of professionals who share the same desire to treat the whole person.”
Juli is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. Professionally she has experience working in a wide variety of services, from traditional behavioral health, to in-patient psychiatric, residential care and school social work.
At HMC, Juli provides behavioral health consultation to patients in a team-based approach with the medical providers. Her practice involves mainly cognitive-behavioral approaches to guide the patient in making behavioral changes to enhance their quality of life.
“Integrated health care helps to break down barriers to accessing behavioral health services and is simply the right way to treat people. I consider it a privilege to walk with the patients on their journey toward whole health.”
Uyen’s clinical experience includes work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
Uyen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita State University, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree at Wichita State University. Uyen is Board Certified by the ANCC as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Uyen appreciates the opportunity to work in an integrated practice setting. “Health Ministries allows for a holistic approach to care. I truly believed that is how health care should be”.
Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Newman University, Wichita, Kansas, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Professionally she has experience working with both pediatric and adult patients in inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment units.
She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and licensed in the state of Kansas as a Nurse Practitioner.
“As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my role allows me to intervene with vulnerable populations promoting mental health across the lifespan. I believe in treating the whole person, and with the integrated health care we offer at Health Ministries, I am able to serve my patients in a holistic manner, creating the best outcomes and promoting overall health and well-being.”
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Fort Hays State University. Professionally she has worked within a variety of medical settings, including both inpatient and outpatient. Her professional interests lie in providing comprehensive family medicine.
She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and licensed in the state of Kansas and California as a Nurse Practitioner.
“I love the fact that working at Health Ministries Clinic allows me the opportunity to provide health care to the entire community. I can provide healthcare instead of trying to figure out what type of insurance someone has”.