FRONT : Lisa Martin, APRN; Linda Post, APRN; Kelly Staley MD; Debbi Wingfield, APRN; Dawn "Pebble" Sutherland MD; Shauna Tankersley, APRN. BACK: Kirsten Kravtiz, APRN; Chris Killingsworth MD; Misty Birdwell, APRN.
At The Children's Clinic of Conway & Greenbrier we have three full-time pediatricians and six APRNs (advanced practice registered nurses or APNs for short.) Our pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are all three are Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strive to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are fortunate that all of our APNs dedicate their professional time exclusively to the care of children and adolescents; three of our APNs have been with our practice for more than ten years.
Dawn “Pebble” Sutherland, M.D.
Dr. Sutherland has been a part of The Children's Clinic of Conway and Greenbrier (formerly Conway Children's Clinic) since 1992. She is a graduate of Hendrix College and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The choice to enter medicine suited her interests in health, science, and teaching (in this case, teaching patients and their families); Pediatrics was a natural choice fulfilling her desire to work with children.
Dr. Sutherland and her husband David raised three children together and enjoy more free time now that their children are grown. She is a member of First United Methodist Church and helps keep the food pantry stocked for visitors from the community; for many years she taught Created by God, a human sexuality course for preteens. She previously served on the board of Milestones (formerly Faulkner County Day School) and is a regular speaker in the mentoring program for teen parents at Conway Cradle Care. She and her husband travel when possible and enjoy trips to visit their children who are scattered in nearby states.
Kelly Staley, M.D.
Dr. Staley joined our practice in 2000 following her residency at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A native of Cabot, Arkansas, she received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas and her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Staley always found science interesting and was drawn to Pediatrics because she wanted a way to positively impact the lives of children. She loves watching children and families grow. Dr. Staley enjoys working in our Greenbrier office when she is not covering nursery rounds and on-call responsibilities in Conway.
A native of Cabot, Arkansas, Dr. Staley was happy to settle near her family. She and her husband Tony have two grown children and enjoy travel together. She attends OneChurch and is involved in many outreach programs such as City in the Dark at Halloween.
Chris Killingsworth, M.D.
Dr. Killingsworth joined our practice in July 2012 as we celebrated our 25th anniversary – with an event in Laurel Park when the temperature was 103 degrees. As an undergraduate at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Dr. Killingsworth started out as a computer science major but then realized he would enjoy helping and interacting with people more directly in the practice of medicine. After graduating from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences he completed his residency in Pediatrics at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. In Pediatrics he enjoys solving health problems with families and providing reassurance when that is needed. Our patients love Dr. Killingsworth and his computer science brain comes in handy in our practice.
Having completed all of his education in his hometown of Little Rock, Dr. Killingsworth and his wife chose to reside in Conway in order to stay close to family; they enjoy the small town feel along with some big town amenities, 'the best of both worlds'. Dr. Killingsworth and his wife Katy have two young daughters. He enjoys reading, biking, hiking, and disc golf as well as walks with their two greyhounds and care for their backyard chickens.
Debbi Wingfield, A.P.R.N.
Debbi Wingfield has been an Advanced Practice Nurse (Pediatrics) with The Conway Children’s Clinic since January 1999 (20 years!) A native of Bryant, Arkansas, Debbi earned a master’s degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and settled in Conway when she married her husband Keith. Debbi has a large patient following and manages the full range of pediatric illness and wellness care. In particular she provides comprehensive care for many of our patients with asthma and also provides adolescent gynecology services.
Debbi and Keith have two children. Their son is a student at Conway High School and their daughter attends the University of Mississippi. Debbi enjoys reading, watching her son swim, and visiting her daughter in Oxford. Debbi is active in the community through Fellowship Bible Church, the Ministry Center, International Friendship Outreach and Mission to Ukraine – Hope for Everyone.
Misty Birdwell, A.P.R.N.
Misty Birdwell is an Advanced Practice Nurse (Family Medicine) working full-time in our Greenbrier office. Misty is originally from Morrilton, Arkansas and completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at The University of Central Arkansas before joining The Children’s Clinic in 2004. When Misty was a teenager her father had a major health issue and Misty was thrust into the world of intensive care and his ongoing medical needs. Misty had great appreciation for the nurses and doctors who explained her father’s condition and treatment in ways she could understand. She began to see herself as one called to care for patients and their families. Now Misty loves “growing up with” her young patients and their families, from meeting newborns and their sometimes anxious parents to helping teens overcome some of the challenges of adolescence.
Misty and her husband Randal have raised their two children in Greenbrier and are very invested in the local community. Their son attends Greenbrier High and their daughter is a student at The University of Arkansas. Misty loves seeing her patients at school activities, around the community and at New Life Church in Greenbrier. Misty enjoys collecting antiques and is an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan.
Lisa Martin, A.P.R.N.
Lisa Martin has been a nurse for over 35 years and working as a nurse practitioner for most of those years. She joined our practice in 2007. Lisa inherited her heart for helping others from her missionary parents: she grew up watching her parents at work in Honduras in their orphanage, clinics and churches. Lisa completed high school in Honduras and shares her Spanish speaking skills with many of her patients and others here in central Arkansas. Lisa is a nursing graduate of The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and earned her master’s degree at The University of Central Arkansas in 2002. She is a diabetes educator and has training as a lactation specialist.
Lisa and her husband Dr. David Martin have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They are involved in many ministries at Antioch Baptist Church and host a small group in their home each week. Lisa has served on numerous community boards including those of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Conway Interfaith Clinic. She regularly participates in and leads overseas missions trips. She and David enjoy travel and scuba diving in addition to time with their children and grandchildren. Her coworkers appreciate the dedication she shows in caring for her own extended family and for people in our community.
Kirsten Kravitz, A.P.R.N.
Kirsten Kravitz joined our practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse (Pediatrics) in 2010. Kirsten recalls as early as age 8 knowing that she wanted to work in a medical field. Participation in mission trips and having a nephew with autism sparked a particular interest in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and she has spent her career gaining expertise in those areas. After completing her undergraduate nursing degree at Anderson University in Indiana, Kirsten earned a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, always knowing she wanted to come home to Arkansas. Prior to joining our practice she worked at the Dennis Developmental Center at UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital. At our clinic she treats many patients with developmental delays, autism, learning differences, ADHD and mood disorders.
Kirsten and her husband Ryan have three children. Kirsten loves travel, home schooling, books, movies and activities at New Life Church. Kirsten is a founder and serves on the board of Compass Academy (a school for children with developmental disabilities) and is an active member of the Soaring Wings Ranch Hands. As a mom she has experienced public school, private Christian school and home school, finding all three beneficial for one child or another at particular points in their lives.
Shauna Tankersley, A.P.R.N.
Shauna Tankersley joined our clinic in 2010 bringing a wealth of pediatric experience as a nurse (surgery and emergency room) and nurse practitioner at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. After completing her master’s degree at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Shauna worked several years as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at ACH before joining our clinic in 2014. She continues to work occasional shifts in the PICU to maintain her skills in that setting; she has now been employed by Arkansas Children's continually for 19 years. Diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at age 12, Shauna can empathize with her young patients going through challenging situations. Shauna loves the teaching aspect of her work and enjoys treating patients who have anxiety, ADHD, asthma, obesity and even warts! Her time is divided equally between our Conway and Greenbrier locations.
Shauna grew to love Conway while attending The University of Central Arkansas as an undergraduate; she could see that this would be a great place to live and raise a family. Shauna and her husband Juston have two children whose activities keep them driving all over Conway and the surrounding area. Shauna’s hobbies include travel, reading, camping and running. Her family attends Central Baptist Church in Conway.
Linda Post, A.P.R.N.
Linda Powell is our newest Advanced Practice Nurse (Pediatrics). She brings several years of experience working as a nurse (high-risk maternal-fetal medicine) and instructor of nursing at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed her master's degree at UAMS in 2016. Our patients appreciated Linda’s care during her clinical rotations as a student and we were delighted to have her begin working part-time as an APN in 2017. Linda loves teaching and is passionate about empowering her patients and their families to be the healthiest versions of themselves. Currently Linda's primary employment is with UAMS providing medical evaluations for children in foster care. Linda has a young daughter Josie Mae who is the light of her world.