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The Kansas Psychiatric Society is comprised of more than 200 psychiatrists from all areas of the state. It is an organization composed of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified as psychiatrists. The basic eligibility requirement is completion of acceptable training and holding a valid license to practice medicine or holding an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure. 

Board of Directors:

Dr. Angela Mayorga, President

Angela Mayorga attended Creighton Medical School and then completed the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency program at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. After residency, Dr. Mayorga completed an internal medicine chief year. After the chief year, Dr. Mayorga joined the psychiatry department at KU and has been there ever since. She is currently an associate professor of both psychiatry and internal medicine, program director for the psychiatry residency program, co-director for the internal medicine/psychiatry residency program, and psychiatric consultant to the liver transplant program at KU. Her favorite job is mom to 2 children who keep her very busy!

Dr. Colin MacKenzie

Dr. Colin MacKenzie, President-Elect

Dr. MacKenzie is a private practitioner with offices in Kansas and Missouri. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency training at Washington University, St Louis, before attending forensic fellowship training at UC-Davis in Sacramento, CA. In 2006, Dr. MacKenzie founded "Telepsychiatry Associates" and started the first private practice telepsychiatry program in the state of Kansas. He is currently on staff at Overland Park Regional Medical Center where he also delivers telepsychiatry services to the medical and surgical inpatients. Also in 2006, Dr. MacKenzie gained DATA-2000 certification for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and has been actively engaged in the fight against opioid addiction ever since. Dr. MacKenzie currently serves as the Medical Director for Midwest Recovery Centers which offers a full spectrum of treatment for substance use disorders including residential, IOP, PHP, and outpatient services. In conjunction with his clinical activities, Dr. MacKenzie practices forensic psychiatry with a focus on Independent Medical Evaluations for corporations and government agencies. Outside of work, Dr. Mackenzie derives his greatest satisfaction spending time with his family, especially supporting the athletic and musical endeavors of his two daughters and traveling with his wife, Rhea.

Dr. William Gabrielli, Jr., Treasurer

Dr. Gabrielli is a Psychiatrist and Internist. He has a PhD in Psychology and Post-Doctoral training in behavioral genetics. He has been Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City since 1996. Dr. Gabrielli’s research interests have been in antisocial behavior, behavioral genetics, and addictions. He has been actively involved in medical student education for over a quarter century for the psychiatry part of the core curriculum at the University of Kansas Medical School. Many of the physicians in Kansas have learned some psychiatry or internal medicine from Dr. Gabrielli.

Dr. Christine Duncan, Secretary

Dr. Cord Huston, Councillor

Dr. Huston is a board-certified adult psychiatrist whose passion is Community Mental Health, its advocacy and conservancy. He serves as the medical director for Valeo Behavioral Health center in Topeka and Shawnee county which offers mental health services, crisis stabilization services, and substance recovery center. He also splits time serving in Douglas County at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center as an adult psychiatrist. In addition to clinical services, Dr. Huston has served as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry with the University of Kansas Medical Center where he has enjoyed teaching residents and lecturing. He completed his residency training in the adult psychiatry program at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he served as chief resident and graduated from medical school from Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Huston is honored to be a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Rachna Kailia, Councillor

Rachna Kalia is a board-certified general psychiatrist who practices in Wichita, KS and has been in clinical practice for over 10 years. She is assistant professor with KU School of Medicine-Wichita campus, and is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist working at Ascension Via Christi. She also is the consultant psychiatrist for a local FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), and practices there in collaborative care model, in close collaboration with several medical providers. She grew up in India, where she attended medical school and after relocating to United States did her residency in Psychiatry at KU School of Medicine in Wichita. She is a member of several organizations which are involved in advocacy and promotion of mental health in Kansas including Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Dr. Amanda Klass, Councillor

Amanda L. Klass, D.O. joined the Psychiatry faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2016. She currently holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and serves as a member of the Inpatient Consult Liaison Service in addition to working in the outpatient clinic. Her principal duties are educating residents and medical students, staffing the outpatient clinic, and staffing inpatient consults. She received her D.O. degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, in May 2012. She completed her residency training in the Adult Psychiatry program at the University of Kansas Medical Center in June 2016.

Dr. Janka Lincoln, APA Representative I

Jana Lincoln, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist currently on faculty of University of Kansas, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Wichita. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with severe mental illness who are hospitalized in the civilian hospital as well as in the forensic unit of the state hospital. Additionally, she performs electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). Dr. Lincoln is Director of Clinical Services and Associate Program Director for the Residency program. She has additional training in ECT from Duke University and training in Principles of Medical Education from Harvard University. Dr. Lincoln was involved with KPS since 2008 and fulfilled the role of secretary, president elect, president and APA representative. During her tenure in KPS board she chaired multiple "KPS Spring and Fall Meeting" planning committees and edited KPS E-Update for several years. She is running for the position of Counselor

Dr. Micaela Wexler, APA Representative II

Assistant clinical professor at KU Medical Center, Marillac Campus. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, providing inpatient acute psychiatric care at Marillac Campus. Part time private practice, specializing in treating LBGTQIA youth.

Dr. Moneesh Mittal

Dr. Moneesh Mittal, Past President

Moneesh Mittal is a board-certified general psychiatrist who practices in Wichita, KS and has been in clinical practice for over 10 years. He is the medical director of behavioral health service line for Ascension Via Christi which is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas. He grew up in India, where he attended medical school and after relocating to United States did his residency in Psychiatry at KU School of Medicine in Wichita. He is a certified physician executive and has a master’s in medical management from University of Southern California. He is the chair of KDHE’s Drug Utilization Review Board and the physician leader for the national behavioral health service for Ascension Health, which is the largest non-profit health system in United States. He is an adjunct faculty at KU School of Medicine, Wichita and is a member of several organizations which are involved in advocacy and promotion of mental health in Kansas including Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Regional Mental Health Task Force. He has been an active member of Kansas Psychiatric Society since he was a resident and has been a member of KPS’ executive council since 2014 starting as a Secretary, then President-Elect and now is serving as a President since March 2018. He is a Fellow of American Psychiatric Association and a member of American Association for Physician Leadership. He is married to a psychiatrist and has 2 children aged 8 and 5.

Resident Fellow Representatives:

Wichita: Dr. Dan Lilligren
Kansas City: Dr. Kyle Ahonen

KPS Staff:

Executive Director: Steve Kearney
Association Manager: Melissa Munoz
Lobbyist: Abe Pfannenstiel

KPS Committees

Membership Committee:
Dr. Colin MacKenzie (chair)
Dr. Martiza Buenaver
Dr. Tina Mahl

Ethics Committee:
Dr. Vishal Adma (chair)
Dr. Barbara Winkleman
Dr. Jim Moore
Dr. Michael Burke
Dr. Linda McDonnaugh

Audit Committee:
Vacant (chair)
Dr. George Dyck
Dr. W. Walt Menninger

Legislative Committee:
Dr. Brad Grinage (chiar)
Dr. John Whipple
Dr. Matthew Macaluso

Communications Committee:
Dr. Vishal Adma (chair)
Dr. Jana Lincoln
Dr. Moneesh Mittal

Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) Committee:
Dr. Lisa Harding
Dr. Christine Duncan

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