Meet our team at Village Pediatrics! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.
 
At Village Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child’s primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.
 
A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.
 
Your child’s health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent pediatric care in the Kansas City area.
 

Lance B. Slaymaker,  DO, MHA, FAAP

Dr. Slaymaker received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received his masters in Health Administration from Duke University. He graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri and completed his residency at Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Slaymaker is the medical director of the SIDS network in Kansas. Dr. Slaymaker is married and has four children and enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Amanda M. Hostetler,  MD

Dr. Hostetler received her undergraduate degree from University of Kansas. She graduated from the University of Kansas school of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas and completed her residency at Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Hostetler is a member of The American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Medical Association. Dr. Hostetler is married with three children and resides in Prairie Village.

 

Marion S. Pierson,  MD, FAAP

Dr. Pierson received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her internship/residency at Georgetown University Children's Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Pierson is married and has two children.

 

Melanie E. Kramer,  CPNP

Melanie Kramer is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner; Melanie received her certification from the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Melanie received her training from Saint Louis University School of Nursing where she received her Master's in Nursing as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her undergraduate work was completed at Saint Louis University School of Nursing where she graduated Cum Laude.

Melanie worked at Olathe Medical Center as an RN and later at Children's Mercy Hospital as a nurse and later as a nurse practitioner in the pediatric endocrinology department.

Melanie lives in Lawrence and is a big KU fan! 

 

 

Kimberly S. Ogden,  FNP

Kim Ogden is a certified family nurse practitioner. Kim received her certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Kim received her training from the University of Kansas where she received her Master's in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Kansas.

Kim was employed by ENT associates as a nurse practitioner.

You might recognize Kim as she was previously employed at Village Pediatrics as a staff nurse. We are happy to have Kim back as our nurse practitioner.
Kim is married with three sons.

 

Janna Willhaus,  CNP

Janna Willhaus is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, receiving her certification from the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Janna received her training from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing where she graduated with honors, received her Masters in Nursing as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her undergraduate work was completed at Truman State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in nursing. She graduated Summa cum Laude and was president of her class.

Janna spent two years on the infant and toddler unit at Children's Mercy Hospital, completed an internship at Children's Hospital in Dallas, and is currently on the local board of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Janna loves playing basketball and volleyball, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. She's an active member of a local church and is involved in community activities. 

 

Caroline  Danda  PhD

Dr. Danda is licensed clinical psychologist now offering assessment and therapy services at Village Pediatrics 3 days a week. She has specific expertise in parenting and behavioral issues, anxiety disorders, and chronic health/pain conditions, including functional gastrointestinal disorders. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her graduate degree in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida, completed an internship in the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Mercy Hospital, and completed post-doctoral training in Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Additional experience includes working alongside a pediatric gastroenterologist at KUMC in a multi-disciplinary "Bellyache" clinic and working as a staff psychologist at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT). She is married and has 3 children and enjoys spending time with her family. For more information about Dr. Danda's services, see www.carolinedanda.com.

(Photo credit: Christine Lundeen, LLC) 

 

Kate Steinhibel

Kate Steinhibel is a certified family nurse practitioner and lactation consultant. Kate obtained her certifications through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Kate began her career in advocacy by working with the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and obtaining a bachelor's of Women's Studies from the University of Kansas.

She later went on to earn her undergraduate degree in nursing from Research College of Nursing. Afterward she completed her Master's in Nursing at Maryville University of Saint Louis.

Kate worked at Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Shawnee Mission Medical Center in their Women's and Children Departments as a registered nurse, and also is a Lactation Consultant at Shawnee Mission.

She loves cats, chocolate, and KU basketball! Kate is excited to be part of the Village Pediatrics family.

 

Diane Svensson

Diane Svensson is a certified family nurse practitioner, receiving her certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Diane received her training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Masters in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner. Her undergraduate degrees were completed at Wheaton College and MidAmerica Nazarene University. Diane's RN experience includes work in the emergency department, college health clinics, and adult telemetry.

Diane loves music, photography, the national parks, and hiking. She lives in Overland Park with her husband and daughter.