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Meet our Team

Mental Health Professionals

We know you love your child. We also know you want what’s best for them.

Parents experience many feelings and have different reactions to having to hospitalize their child. For some, it’s heartbreaking and completely overwhelming. For others, it’s a relief knowing their child is getting the help they need.

At Willow Springs Center, we pledge to respect the unique needs of your child and your family’s dynamics. Our compassionate, professionally trained staff will work together as an interdisciplinary team to provide the best coordinated care, support and guidance for your child throughout treatment.

Leadership Team

  • Ann Schaack, CEO / Managing Director
  • Katherine Thomas, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Shelby Deide, Chief Financial Officer
  • Laurie MacAfee, RN, Executive Director
  • Tayler Landa, LCSW, Director of Clinical services
  • Lara Lagan, RN, Director of Nursing
  • Jennifer Vonarx, LCSW, Director of Admissions
  • Kristine Anglin, Director of Human Resources
  • Tricia Larmer, MS, Director of Business Development
  • Ben Kellogg, Director of Plant Operations