KPQC Executive Committee

Past Chairperson 2018 – 2020
Jodi Jackson  |  M.D. Neonatology  |  Kansas City
Expertise
NAS, Quality Improvement, Standardization of care
Facility/Position

  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, Neonatologist
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Medical director NICU

 

Chairperson 2019 – 2021
Kourtney Bettinger  |  M.D. MPH Pediatrics  |  Kansas City
Expertise
Social medicine, Global health
Facility/Position

  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Chairperson Elect 2020 – 2022
Devika Maulik  |  M.D. Maternal-Fetal Medicine  |  Kansas City
Expertise
Maternal nutrition, Maternal mortality, racial disparities in perinatal outcomes
Facility/Position

  • Olathe Medical Center/ Children’s Mercy Hospital, Staff Perinatologist (primary)
  • AdventHealth at Shawnee Mission Hospital, Staff Perinatologist
  • University of Missouri Kansas City/ Fetal Health Center/ Truman Medical Center, Assistant Professor/ Site Director for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Officer 2019 & 2020
Maria Imelda Bautista-Navarro  |  M.D. Neonatology  |  Topeka
Expertise
Prematurity, Respiratory distress syndrome, QI
Facility/Position

  • Stormont Vail Health: Level III NICU Medical Director
  • University of Kansas Health System, St. Francis Campus, Special Care Nursery
    Medical Director

Officer 2020
Cara A. Busenhart  |  Certified Nurse-Midwife; PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM  |  Kansas City
Expertise
Nurse-midwifery; quality improvement and research; education
Facility/Position

  • University of Kansas School of Nursing, Director, Advanced Practice. Director, Nurse-Midwifery; Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Kansas Hospital, Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • JayDoc Free Health Clinic (student-run medical clinic), Attending; Certified Nurse-Midwife

Officer 2020 & 2021
Taylor Bertschy  |  DO, OBGYN  |  Wichita
Facility/Position

  • Wesley Medical Center, OBGYN Hospitalist, Residency Associate Program Director

Officer 2020
Kimberly Swan  |  OBGYN  |  Kansas City
Expertise
Serve as ACOG KS Section Vice-Chair
Facility/Position

  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Residency Program Director

Officer 2020 & 2021
Susan Thrasher  |  DNP, FNP-BC, RNC  |  Olathe
Expertise
AWHONN Kansas Co-Legislative Section Leader (2014 – Present)
Facility/Position

  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Manager, Maternal-Fetal Health Center

Ex-Officio
Karen Braman  |  RPh, MS  |  Topeka
Expertise
Quality and Patient Safety, Data/ Analytics, Pharmacy
Facility/Position

  • Kansas Hospital Association, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy

Ex-Officio
Kasey Sorell  |  BSN, RN, CPC  |  Topeka
Expertise
MCH priorities
Facility/Position

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Health Planning Consultant, Bureau of Family Health