HPC rings in the new year with two new providers!
By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
Health Partnership Clinic (HPC) is pleased to welcome two new providers to our team—Eva Clark, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, who is certified as a Women’s Health/Nurse Practitioner, and Monica Masters, MS, LCPC, LCAC, NCC, a Behavioral Health Clinician. Both professionals began working at the clinic in January 2022.
Eva Clark, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
Eva joins HPC following 10 years’ work on the OB unit at KC’s Research Medical Center, providing a full range of labor, delivery and post-partum services. During that time, she also returned to school at Drexel University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for online coursework – and nearly 650 hours of clinical experience at Midwest Women’s Healthcare Specialists — to become board certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2018.
At HPC, Eva will pursue her passion of working with patients in or from underserved communities. Expanding on her OB focus, she’ll provide comprehensive gynecologic care to women at all their life’s stages.
Originally from Kansas City, Kan., Eva completed bachelors and masters degrees in the business-related fields of accounting, management and information systems at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. After working at prestigious companies, she rediscovered a passion for health care that began in high school and a desire to work long-term in a more people and care-centered environment.
A fan of cooking, baking, reading and beach vacations, Eva and her very supportive husband are parents to three children – sons, ages 11 and 1, and a daughter, age 5. The family is excited for their mom to pursue her professional passions in a clinical environment with greater work-life balance.
Summarizing her ongoing journey as a healthcare provider, Eva said, “I like working with underserved populations and want to give them the best care that I possibly can.”
Monica Masters, MS, LCPC, LCAC, NCC
Monica joins HPC following nearly 15 years of counseling patients at community-based organizations including Lakeview, Johnson County Mental Health, Wyandot Behavioral Network and the Salvation Army Harbor Light Village. She also has 10 years’ experience as a certified nursing assistant, mostly occurring during her college years.
Monica is no stranger to HPC. When she served as a dual-diagnosis Johnson County Mental Health therapist, she would refer her clients to the clinic for services.
At HPC, Monica will continue her passion for serving patients in the community who struggle with knowing where to reach out to for assistance, don’t have the financial means to do so, or are apprehensive about their ability to heal. She’ll focus on helping them manage comorbidity, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Some have a history of trauma and substance abuse disorder. Her ability to help these patients has been strengthened by coping with the loss of a granddaughter and her own visual impairment beginning at age 39.
Originally from Emporia, Kan., Monica earned bachelor degrees in sociology and rehabilitation services, and a Master of Mental Health Counseling degree, all from Emporia State University. Her early-career work included substance abuse counseling, which she misses and hopes to renew at HPC. More recently, she has found a newer calling in helping patients cope and manage the effects of a medical diagnosis. “It is an honor for me to help someone with that process, to help them embrace the future and accept what it is, not to resist or deny it, and learn to live with it,” Monica says.
Both providers work at our Olathe location.