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2012 Annual Report

Giving every child in Kansas the opportunity to reach their full potential

Letter From from the thePresident President Greetings! Again this year we are celebrating fantastic growth for Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® (TAP-TAM). We welcomed 11 new sites throughout the state who will collectively give over 10,000 new, developmentally appropriate books to Kansas kids, bringing our total number of TAP-TAM sites to 58. This summer we also reached a milestone of distributing over 250,000 books to children 6 months to 5 years since 2004! The success of TAP-TAM and the impact that the program is having on Kansas children would not be possible without the over 275 pediatricians, family physicians, and other medical providers who spend time each day prescribing daily reading to families. During the annual conference call with the physician champions, we heard over and over again how much the participating TAP-TAM providers enjoy seeing little faces light up when they give a new book during an exam. When we get reports of children arriving at their well-check exam asking for their book, and young ones that can’t even talk yet pointing to the book cabinet until they have one in their hands, we know that we are creating a generation of readers! Of course, these physicians would not have books to give out if not for the generous gifts from donors all over Kansas who have continued to support TAP-TAM so that we can keep adding sites year after year. The Kansas Pediatric Foundation staff continues to seek funding for TAP-TAM sites, and have been pleased with the way communities have come together to start designated endowment funds that will buy books for local children far into the future. We will continue to work toward our goal of making sure all children in Kansas grow up with books, and we hope that you will continue to partner with us until we have accomplished that goal. The Kansas Pediatric Foundation also grew this year to include a KidLink-Children’s Mental Health Initiative endowment fund, which will support the KidLink website, For more information on KidLink, see page 5. Sincerely,

Board of Directors President Kathy Ellerbeck, MD, FAAP Kansas City, KS President-Elect Robert Wittler, MD, FAAP Wichita, KS Treasurer Frank Banfield, MD, FAAP Wichita, KS Immediate Past President Dennis Cooley, MD, FAAP Topeka

Barry Bloom, MD, FAAP Wichita, KS

Jennifer Mellick, MD, FAAP Overland Park, KS

Kristie Clark, MD, FAAP WaKeeney, KS

Susan Pence, MD, FAAP Pittsburg, KS

Kirsten Evans, MD, FAAP Lawrence, KS

Michelle Pope, MD, FAAP Hays, KS

Jonathan Jantz, MD, FAAP Newton, KS

Rebecca Reddy, MD, FAAP Wichita, KS

Megan Loeb, MD, FAAP Overland Park, KS

Pamela Shaw, MD, FAAP Kansas City, KS

Ellen Losew, MD, FAAP Hutchinson, KS

Michael Shull, DO Garden City, KS

Greta McFarland, MD, FAAP Chanute, KS

Bryan Wohlwend, MD, FAAP Kansas City, KS

KPF Staff Chris Steege, Executive Director Melissa Hudelson, Associate Director Shanna Peters, Project Coordinator Heather Williams, Staff Accountant

Kathy Ellerbeck, MD, MPH President

TAP-TAM Highlights • 58 total sites in 29 Kansas counties • KPF gave over 66,000 books to Kansas kids in 2011 • KPF will distribute almost 90,000 books in 2012 • 35% of children who receive books are on Medicaid • Over 120 TAP-TAM physicians have donated to KPF


Our mission is to develop partnerships with individuals, foundations, and organizations who share our commitment for a healthy and meaningful life for our children and adolescents in Kansas. The Kansas Pediatric Foundation is the charitable arm of the Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.


Through these partnerships, Kansas children and adolescents will have the best opportunities to reach their full potential for a healthy life.

Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® Sites

Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® Sites

The Kansas Pediatric Foundation is pleased to welcome the following new sites to TAP-TAM:


Iola Lawrence Liberal Liberal Liberal Olathe Ulysses WaKeeney Wichita Wichita Wichita

Site Name

The Family Physicians Lawrence Pediatrics, PA Liberal Family Practice Gurpreet Randhawa, MD Southwest Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Pediatric Associates of Olathe Ulysses Family Physicians WaKeeney Family Care Center Good Samaritan Clinic Healthy Children Clinic Redbud Pediatrics, LLC

# of Providers

10 1 1 2 1 5 3 2 2 2 1

# of books per year

675 200 20 3,500 950 2650 500 260 700 400 300

Thank you to the following TAP-TAM sites for donating time each day to promote early literacy:


Abilene Andover Arkansas City Chanute Concordia Derby Dodge City Emporia

Site Name

Family Care Clinic Family Physicians of Kansas Rhonda Green, MD at Summit Clinic Ashley Clinic, LLC Family Care Center Mid-Kansas Pediatric Associates Dodge City Medical Center Pediatrics Flint Hills Community Health Center

# of Providers

4 4 1 11 7 3 2 6

# of Books Per Year

600 250 300 1,500 4,000 4,000 1,500 400


Emporia Garden City Great Bend Hays Hays Hutchinson Hutchinson Lawrence Lawrence Leavenworth Leavenworth Lenexa Manhattan Moundridge Newton Newton Olathe Osborne Overland Park Plainville Pittsburg Salina Salina Salina Salina Smith Center Tonganoxie Topeka Topeka Topeka Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Valley Falls

Site Name

Medical Arts Clinic Siena Medical Clinic Pediatrics Great Bend Children’s Clinic Hays Family Medicine Hays Medical Center - Pediatric Center Hutchinson Clinic Pediatrics Prairie Star Health Center Haskell Health Center Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, PA Claudia McAllaster, MD Vernon Mills, MD Heartland Primary Care Pediatric Associates of Manhattan Partners in Family Care Cottonwood Pediatrics Health Ministries Clinic Preferred Pediatrics Goad Medical Clinic Pediatric Partners, PA Plainville Medical Center Community Health Center of SE KS, Inc. Comcare Mowery Clinic Pediatrics Salina Family Health Care Center Salina Pediatric Care, LLC Smith County Family Practice Family Medicine of Tonganoxie Pediatric Associates of Topeka PediatricCare Topeka Pediatrics, PA Center for Health and Wellness Family Medicine East GraceMed - Evergreen Clinic Holy Family Medical Associates Patsy Barker, MD Wesley Family Medicine Residency Wichita Family Medicine Specialists, LLC Wesley Pediatric Clinic and Faculty Clinic Valley Falls Medical Clinics

# of Providers

5 4 3 6 4 5 4 1 5 1 2 3 7 4 2 1 4 1 4 4 4 20 2 21 3 2 2 7 7 2 5 7 1 5 1 20 9 30 3

# of Books Per Year

4,000 3,000 3,000 500 3,500 3,000 100 300 7,500 500 3,000 2,000 6,000 300 1,500 200 2,000 20 4,500 200 1,000 2,000 2,000 1,000 1,500 300 150 5,000 2,000 2,000 375 200 300 3,000 600 1,000 500 2,500 100

KPF Financials

Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® July 2010-June 2011

Income Contributions and Grants Total Income Expenses Program Supplies - Books Management & General Fundraising Total Expenses

TAP-TAM Endowment Total KidLink Endowment Total

July 2011 - June 2012

$20,682.65 $20,682.65

$139,077.83 $139,077.83

$134,191.80 $108,140.47 $20,662.36 $262,994.63

$167,814.11 $105,533.37 $23,713.64 $297,061.12

$7,886,130.00 $-

$7,918,501.67 $3,691.65

KidLink - Children’s Mental Health Initiative The Kansas Pediatric Foundation is pleased to announce the KidLink - Children’s Mental Health Initiative Endowment Fund. KidLink is a program developed by KAAP to increase the number of children detected and referred for appropriate mental health treatment. Gifts given to the KidLink Enodwment Fund will be used to maintain a database and website,, which includes a complete directory of mental health resources in Kansas. This directory will be a comprehensive list of mental health professionals who provide services to children, broken down by county so that providers can easily refer patients for the appropriate treatment. The KidLink website will also include mental health resources for parents and families.

The largest program supported by the Kansas Pediatric Foundation is Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® (TAP-TAM). TAP-TAM was developed in 2004 by the Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics to give children in Kansas the best possible start in school. TAP-TAM participating providers take time at each well-check visit for patients 6 months to 5 years to give a new, developmentally appropriate book, and encourage parents to read with their child daily. Fourteen peer-reviewed studies have found that when a the child’s physician, a trusted source of guidance, encourages reading, then gives families the tools (or books) to follow through, families will read together more often and have more books in the home. There are currently 58 TAP-TAM sites in 29 Kansas counties who will distribute almost 90,000 books to children 6 months to 5 years in 2012. Since 2004, TAP-TAM physicians and medical providers have given out over 250,000 books to children in Kansas! The impact from those books, and the literacy guidance from physicians across the state will last far into the future. Why do over 275 physicians and medical providers in Kansas take the time out of their busy day to promote literacy? Because they get to see every day how TAP-TAM gets children excited about books, and ready to learn to read. Here are  some of the things that TAP-TAM physicians are saying about the program: “We love TAP-TAM and the kids ask for the books when they come in!” - Amy Voelker, MD “It is as much fun for us as it is for the kids. You can tell if they are read to at home.” - Claudia McAllaster, MD “TAP-TAM fosters good relationships with families.” - Bonnie Cramer, MD “Patients and parents love it. It is a good way to discuss literacy.” - Christine Zambon, PAC “We use the books to assess development, the older kids look for words that they know.” - Kristen Stuppy, MD “It is neat seeing how kids react to getting a new book.” - Justin Overmiller, MD “We love the program. It is a chance to do something different with our families.” - Ronald C. Ferris, MD

There are still communities in Kansas that don’t have a TAP-TAM program yet. We need your help to continue to grow so that we can get books to more children! When you give a gift to the Kansas Pediatric Foundation, you can designate your gift to an existing TAP-TAM site, or start a fund for a new site in your community. Contact Mel Hudelson at for more information on designating a gift or visit our website at

Named Endowed Funds

“Thank You” To Our 2011 - 2012 Supporters

These endowed funds start at $10,000 - a commitment that can be paid over several years - and gives the donor the option to name the fund and designate the use of the earnings. Dennis and Ellen Cooley Fund for Early Literacy Ellerbeck Family Fund for Early Literacy Edward Hoch Saylor Endowed Fund for Child Literacy Larry and Margy Hund Endowed Fund Jon and Sue Ann Jantz Endowed Fund for Child Literacy J. Mark and Katherine J. Melhorn Family Endowed Fund The Lindsley Family Fund for Early Literacy Mid-Kansas Ear Nose & Throat Associates, A Division of Wichita Surgical Specialists, PA Endowed Fund Paul Nelson Family Fund for Early Literacy Pediatric Partners of Overland Park Endowed Fund - Michael Blum, DO, Kristen Stuppy, MD and Jennifer Mellick, MD Drs. Gautham and Rebecca Reddy Family Endowed Fund for Child Literacy Ross Foundation Endowed Fund for Child Literacy Dr. Ginger and Greg Senseman Family Endowed Fund Salina Regional Health Foundation Endowed Fund for Child Literacy Pam and Greg Shaw Family Endowed Fund Southwest Kansas Fund for Child Literacy Mary Jo Williams Charitable Trust Endowed Fund for Child Literacy

Community Foundation Support Thank you to the following community foundations who awarded grants to the Kansas Pediatric Foundation to buy books for their local TAP-TAM program. Assists Foundation Community Foundation for Cloud County Golden Belt Community Foundation Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Hutchinson Community Foundation McPherson County Community Foundation The Schowalter Foundation Rooks County Healthcare Foundation Smith County Community Foundation

Lawrence Concordia Great Bend Manhattan Hutchinson McPherson Newton Plainville Smith Center

Gifts of $10,000 and Above Dr. Jon and Sue Ann Jantz Lattner Family Foundation Russell Child Development Center (Smart Start of SW KS)

Newton Delray Beach, FL Garden City

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 Dr. Dennis and Ellen Cooley


Golden Belt Community Foundation

Great Bend

Overland Park Regional Medical Center Pediatric Associates of Topeka, PA Pediatric Partners, PA Shawnee Mission Medical Center Staff Siena Medical Clinic Pediatrics

Overland Park Topeka Overland Park Shawnee Garden City

Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999 Assists Foundation Dr. and Mrs. J. Lynn Casey Drs. Kristie and Robert Clark Community Foundation for Cloud County Dr. Edward Ellerbeck and Dr. Kathryn A. Ellerbeck Great Bend Children’s Clinic, PA The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Hays Rotary Club Dr. Larry and Margy Hund Hutchinson Community Foundation Kansas Chapter of AAP Ron and Debra Kinnane, MD, FAAP Drs. Carol and Bart Lindsley Dr. Greta S. McFarland and Mr. Steve Huebert McPherson County Community Foundation The Schowalter Foundation Dr. Gautham and Dr. Rebecca Reddy ONEOK Foundation Dr. Paul and Peggy Nelson Rooks County Health Center Rooks County Healthcare Foundation Saint Luke’s Health System Target Stores - Community Giving Program Bryan Jones and Dr. Tina Haynes Dr. Virginia L. E. Tucker and Dr. Don Tucker Verla Nesbitt Joscelyn Foundation

Lawrence Overland Park WaKeeney Concordia Kansas City Great Bend Manhattan Hays Wichita Hutchinson Lenexa Wichita Kansas City Chanute McPherson Newton Wichita Tulsa, OK Concordia Plainville Plainville Overland Park Regional Kansas Wichita Spring Hill Salina

“Thank You” To Our 2011-2012 Supporters Gifts of $500-$999 Dr. and Mrs. Steven W. Allen Kathleen K. Cain, MD, FAAP ComCare GTRUST Financial Partners Kansas Kids Heart Center, PA Michael Mawdsley, MD Leonard Miller, MD Pediatric Care Specialists, PA Greg and Pam K. Shaw, MD, FAAP John and Christie Steege Smith County Community Foundation Natalie Sollo, MD, FAAP Sunflower Bank, NA

Wichita Topeka Salina Topeka Wichita Emporia Hutchinson Overland Park Shawnee Lenexa Smith Center Whitewater Salina

Gifts of $150-$999 Frank Banfield, MD, FAAP Lee and Kathleen Borck Mary C. Boyce, MD Dr. Kent R. Bradley Alisa Bridges Raman Chopra, MD Debbie Desilet-Dobbs, MD Sue L. Hall, MD, FAAP Wess and Melissa Hudelson Ileen Meyer Chad J. Issinghoff, MD, FAAP Henry Kanarek, MD Dr. and Mrs. Rick D. Kellerman Ellen A. Losew, MD, FAAP John B. Mann, MD, FAAP Mary Mariscalco, MD, FAAP Drs. J. Mark and Katherine J. Melhorn Jennifer R. Mellick, MD, FAAP Christopher Power Carole Prather, ARNP Dr. and Mrs. Michael Shull Uyen Vu, MD, FAAP Poly Witt

Wichita Great Bend Wichita Valley Center Salina Wichita Wichita Topeka Shawnee Topeka Hutchinson Overland Park Wichita Hutchinson Valley Center Wichita Wichita Overland Park Wichita Kansas City Garden City Olathe Garden City

“Thank You” To Our 2011-2012 Supporters Gifts of Less Than $150 Raymond Cattaneo, MD Greg Canty, MD, FAAP Philip Cherven, MD, FAAP Angie Copple Bonnie Cramer, MD Pamela Crifasi, MD Diane Dalrup Marilyn and William F. Deines Mr. Jeff Deitz Debbie Eltiste Miranda Fox Dr. Lynne Fruechting and Mr. Terry Fruechting John M. Gatti, MD Mr. and Mrs. William Graham Tara Grimaldi, MD Hank Guerrero, LBSW Brian Holmes, MD Jared Johnson Kelly D. Kreisler, MD, FAAP Malana K. Kuiper, MD John Lantos, MD, FAAP Teri Lower, MD, FAAP Patricia McNamar Emily Meissen-Sebelius Krista Mijares, MD Carlos Monzon, MD ET Olson, MD, FAAP Susan Pence, MD Eric and Shanna Peters Elizabeth S. Peterson, MD, FAAP Gianfranco Pezzino Michelle J. Pope, MD Kathy Ramsay Anna Slattery, DO Dr. and Mrs. Lyle D. Smith Rachel S. Smith, MD, FAAP Ms. Margo Straub Topeka Community Foundation Amanda Wills Heather Williams Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Wittler J. Bryan Wohlwend, MD, FAAP Nathaniel Zimmer

Kansas City Overland Park Wichita Concordia Concordia Olathe Peculiar WaKeeney Austin, TX Leawood Ulysses Newton Overland Park Overland Park Olathe Garden City Abilene Wichita Overland Park Salina Lake Quivira Hutchinson Kiowa Topeka Pittsburg Olathe Newton Pittsburg Prairie Village Leawood Topeka Hays Plainville Leavenworth Dodge City Lawrence Russell Topeka Hays Meriden Wichita Kansas City Hays

PO Box 860481 Shawnee, KS 66286

Kansas Pediatric Foundation 2012 Annual Report  
Kansas Pediatric Foundation 2012 Annual Report  

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