Dr. Kirsten Watkins will be the new Adult Services director for the Bert Nash Center, effective immediately. She replaces Marsha Page-White, who was promoted Jan. 31 to senior director of Implementation and Innovation.
“I am delighted for Dr. Watkins to take on the helm of Adult Services,” said Stephen O’Neill, Bert Nash Center chief operations officer. “Her rich and diverse history across different types of systems and her clinical acumen are certain to add to our organization’s ability to meet the evolving and increasing needs of our community. Dr. Watkins brings a level of optimism and hope that is contagious.”
Watkins, a psychologist with an extensive and varied clinical background, joined the Bert Nash Center team in August.
“I’m excited to take on this new role and am eager to continue to support this agency in providing the highest quality services for our community,” she said. “As a community member, I feel lucky that we have such comprehensive behavioral health services to offer our community members and I’m truly honored to be a part of Bert Nash.”
Before coming to the Bert Nash Center, Kirsten was a staff psychologist and assessment coordinator for Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Kansas.
“I’ve been a clinician for a long time and worked in many different settings. All of those experiences have led me to where I am today and have contributed to me having a breadth of exposure to different mental health systems and different types of interventions,” Kirsten said.
“I think all of those experiences will help me in this new role and I hope to continue to expand our high-quality, evidence-based clinical services.”