• KC CARE Now Offering Transgender Clinic

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

     In July of 2017, Dr. Frances Grimstad started KC CARE's official Transgender Clinic.

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    May, a 20-something woman with an advanced degree, came to the Clinic …

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Sheridan Y. Wood

Chief Executive Officer

A University of North Carolina graduate, Sheri has over forty-years of experience in the non-profit sector. She held the position of initiatives manager for the United Way of Middle Tennessee. She was instrumental in founding a community-based hospice in Chattanooga and a hospital-based hospice in Clarksville, TN serving as executive director of both. Prior to joining the staff of the Clinic, Sheri was the founding executive director of Nashville CARES, which grew to be Tennessee’s largest AIDS service organization.

Sheri joined the staff of the Kansas City CARE Clinic as Executive Director in 1996, where there was a staff of 18 and an annual budget of approximately $1.2m. Under her tenure, the clinic has expanded programs and services – focusing on an integrated care model and prior to our conversion to a Federally Qualified Health Center, was one of the largest free and charitable clinics in the country with a staff of 150+ and a volunteer base of more than 1,000 who provide care for thousands of uninsured and underinsured in Kansas City with a budget of more than $12m.

Locally, she currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the board and trustee of MetroCares, as vice-president of the Kansas City Care Network, vice-president and treasurer of the Missouri Association of Free Clinics, and the Advisory Council of The Economic Development Council.

Nationally, Sheri is one of the founders of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFCC) which was founded in 2001. Sheri serves on the board of directors, is past-president and a past treasurer. Currently she chairs the C.A.R.E. committee responsible for one-day clinics held across the country utilizing volunteers to see thousands of patients in a single-day – an effort that was highlighted with clinics held in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and featured on the Dr. Oz show.

In 2005, Sheri was named the Non-Profit Executive of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy (now known as NonProfit Connect) and has been a recipient of the Calvary Community Outreach Network's Health Trailblazer Award.

Contact: 816.777.2763

Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer

Sheilahn has a long history of supporting the Clinic having served as a member of the Board for over a decade holding the office of treasurer for the last two years as well as Chair of the Board briefly beginning April 1st. She has been a leader at the Board level during our transformation process and is excited to work with us in this new and important role.

Sheilahn holds a Master in Health Care Administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a BA from William Jewel College. She served in many capacities at Menorah Medical Center in her twelve years there that included the positions of Chief Operating Officer/Ethics and Compliance Officer, Vice President of Operations , Vice President of Support Services and Administrative Director of Operations. More recently she was Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics and Services/ Service Excellence: Senior Director of Operations with Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics.

Her community involvement includes being a member of the Board of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care/North Care Hospice, Black Community Fund, Rose Brooks Shelter for Battered Women, and Greater Kansas City Chapter of Links, Inc. She is a former member of the Board and chair of Finance & Investments/Administration at the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City as well as board positions with Cancer Action, Kansas City Clinical Oncology, and NewHouse Shelter for Battered Women.

Contact: 816.777.2765

Dr. Craig Dietz

Medical Director

Dr. Craig Dietz has been with the Clinic since 2004, beginning as a volunteer in 2003. Dr. Dietz is board-certified in both internal medicine and HIV medicine. At the Clinic, he oversees clinical outcomes of programs. Dr. Dietz provides direct patient care with and emphasis in Primary Care, HIV Medicine, LGBT Health Care, Hepatitis C and HIV Prevention (PrEP). He serves as a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine for the KU Internal Medicine Residency program, KCUMB and UMKC School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dietz has been active in the area of research and has several published papers and is the principal investigator for all of the Clinical Trials conducted at the Kansas City CARE Clinic.

Dr. Dietz is from Pratt, Kansas and received a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Kansas State University. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Dietz developed an interest in HIV and Public Health during his residency training at one of the Michigan State University hospitals in inner city Detroit and he received a Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on community health, underserved populations, and healthcare safety net and administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Dietz is an active member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA).

Contact: 816.777.2759

Dennis Dunmyer

Vice President of Community Programs


Dennis Dunmyer, BBA, MSW, JD, graduated cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2003 with his Juris Doctor degree and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Social Work. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. He has over 17 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining the Clinic in 2009, Dennis was the Manager of Admissions for Marillac Children’s Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Center. Prior to service in his current role at the Clinic, Dennis served in two Clinic management positions, starting as a Manager of HIV Case Management and then Manager of Behavioral Health. He is the co-chair of the Kansas City Regional Community Health Worker Stakeholder Committee, sits on the Community Health Worker Advisory Committee to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is the Program Director on four federal grants, was named the 2014 Health Advocate of the Year by the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. Dennis is responsible for all community services at the clinic – including care coordination, case management, education, and prevention services. During the last five years, Dennis has built and implemented the Community Health Worker Program at the Kansas City CARE Clinic while dedicating time and effort to developing community-wide infrastructure for the program, such as training and education, state-wide advocacy, and community awareness.

Contact: 816.777.2726

Teresa A. Mathis

Vice President of Clinical Services

Teresa A. Mathis, RN, MSN, MBA joined the KC Care clinic’s staff in September of 2016 with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare field. She graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1992 with a nursing degree, and in 2010 completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Mary. She has served in many roles and capacities throughout the 25 years in the healthcare field that included the opening and serving as the Administrator of a new psychiatric hospital, serving in the role of Quality/Risk Management at several healthcare facilities, and most recently as the Administrator of the Medical/Dental program at a local detention center providing care to many of the communities underserved and uninsured. She will be responsible for the clinical services in her new role at KC Care clinic.


George A. Barreto

Vice President of Finance

George A Barreto, CPA, received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1997. He has 19 years of accounting and business consulting experience. George joined the Clinic in September 2016 as the Vice President of Finance. He comes to KC CARE with experience as a Controller of a Medical Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center.


Darlene Thompson

Vice President of Human Resources

Darlene A. Thompson earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Missouri and her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University. Darlene has over 20 years of broad Human Resources experience during which she has held many roles with corporate responsibility. Through these roles, Darlene has gathered strategic skills and obtained critical knowledge in the Human Resources areas of Recruitment, Talent Development, Employee Relations, Retention, Benefits Administration, Career Development and Diversity along with managing organization-wide programs in each of these areas. Darlene joined KC CARE in August 2016 and leads the clinic’s Human Resources functions.


Doug Day

Vice President of Marketing & Development

Doug Day, an active member in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, graduated with a Public Relations degree from William Jewell College, then joined the staff of MMG Worldwide (now MMGY Global), the world’s largest integrated marketing firm serving the hospitality and travel industry. During his 16-year tenure, he was the Vice President of the Field Marketing division, generating company revenue and expanding client relationships through direct sales, product marketing campaigns, major account acquisitions, and innovative online solutions.

More recently, Doug served eight years as the Executive Pastor of a local congregation where he revitalized the church’s brand marketing and community engagement efforts. While directing daily operations and managing strategic initiatives, Doug recruited and led passionate teams of volunteers to affect positive changes in their neighborhoods. Community gardens, urban daycare facilities and local education centers received substantial incremental support through his initiatives.

It is Doug’sbackground in marketing and nonprofit leadership and commitment to mission-oriented causes and growth-oriented marketing that drew him to the Kansas City CARE Clinic; Doug stepped into the role of VP of Marketing and Development in January 2017.