Working together toward a common goal

When abuse happens, it affects all areas of a child’s well being. Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC), provides the care kids need to help them return to a productive, hopeful future.

Though we come from different backgrounds, we share a common goal of helping kids recover from an abusive experience—physically, mentally and emotionally. Together, we help your family build the bridge from what has happened to all that’s possible in life.

Our team is made up of several types of dedicated professionals:

  • Child abuse pediatricians provide evidence-based and patient-centered care for children and adolescents with sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect.
  • Pediatric nurse practitioners (PNP) have advanced training and education, specializing in the care of children and adolescents.
  • Nurses case managers with specialized training and experience in assessing for child abuse.
  • Psychologists help you and your child understand and cope. They also can help by evaluating emotional reactions. Psychologists assist with behavioral management for children of all ages.

Here are some of the key players you may meet during a visit with MCRC:

Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) staff

Medical director

Mark Hudson, MD

Director of Ambulatory Services

Justin Nelson, MHA, CPhT


Alice Swenson, MD
Caroline George, MD
Nancy Harper, MD
Kimberly Berg, APRN, CNP
Mai Xiong, APRN CNP
Sommer McInerney, DNP, APRN, CNP
Jennifer Worley, APRN, CNP

Nurse Case Managers

Beth Carter, RN, BSN
Sara Wirkkala, RN, BSN

Patient advocate

Bernie Hayden
Bree Theising-Stair


Jodie Raymaker, MS, Ed, LP
Michael Nutt, LP
Vicki Nauschultz, M.Eq., LP

First Steps coordinator

Lindsy Speight

Business supervisor

May Zuinga

Runaway Intervention Program (RIP)

Lisa Nordland, DNP, APRN-CNP
Karla Hurtley, APRN, CNP
Mai Xiong, DNP, APRN-CNP
Nancy Cusack, MA, LP
Nakissia Smith APRN, CNP
Romana Triliegi, MA, LPCC
Connie Gertz, APRN, CNP

We’re here when you need us

Emergency phone consultation is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for concerned patients, parents, child protection and law enforcement agencies, physicians, therapists and attorneys. Non-emergency concerns are addressed during our regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can reach us at the number below: