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Suzanne Stevens, MD, MS, is a board-certified sleep neurologist that is in private practice in Overland Park, KS, since 2022. Prior to that, she was at the University of KS Medical Center from 2006–2021, where she started the Department of Neurology Sleep Medicine program with the first accredited sleep lab at KU. She loves all things sleep but particularly loves treating the challenging cases of hypersomnia, augmentation of RLS, and managing Inspire as a treatment for OSA.
She has three children that are growing up. The eldest is a Marine in the United States Marine Corps, the middle is a pre-med student at St. Louis University, and the youngest is graduating high school this year.
|President-Elect||Jennifer Liebenthal, MD||Dr. Liebenthal is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is the medical director of the Neurology Sleep Medicine clinic. Dr. Liebenthal completed medical school and an internal medicine internship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, followed by a neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. She subsequently completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Liebenthal specializes in the management of complex sleep disorders, and her clinical interests include a wide range of sleep disorders, including parasomnias such as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, hypersomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, and circadian rhythm disorders. She enjoys teaching residents, fellows, and medical students during their rotation in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Liebenthal is the president-elect for KASP.|
|Secretary||Connstance Shivers-Smith, RPSGT||I was born to be in sleep. I slept well in my younger years, so much so that my parents thought there was something wrong with me, especially in my teenage years. In hindsight, I was a normal sleeper. I made the switch to the sleep profession from being a Pulmonary Function Tech. Hated the hours, loved learning something new. Since that time, I’ve work in several sleep labs, managed a couple of labs, trained and mentored newer sleep techs, worked agency, been a board member for a Polysomnography Program, volunteered as a member of the Program Committee for the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST), became a writer, and that got me to where I am today.|
|Treasurer||Amy Ludwig, RPSGT||My name is Amy Ludwig. I graduated respiratory school in 2002 and have been an RRT for over 20 years. My husband is a Lieutenant at the Police Department in Parsons and we have been married for 16 years. We have 2 kids, my daughter Elizabeth, who is 15 years old and my son Alexander who is 14. I've always been interested in sleep and started working in the sleep center here in Parsons in 2014. Soon after I became an RPSGT and took the job as Coordinator of the Sleep Center at Labette Health and have loved every minute of it. Sleep health is definitely my passion!|
|Director-at-Large||Chris Teague, RPSGT||Chris Teague, RPSGT. I am in sleep technologist in Wichita I have been in sleep medicine since 2002. I’ve been involved with KASP since 2013.|
|Director-at-Large||Michael Anderson, PhD||Dr. Anderson is the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The Sleep Center has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1998. He has been with Kansas Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists since 1996. He obtained board certification in sleep medicine in 1993. He is also certified in behavioral sleep medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in both Kansas and Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1992, and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is the past President of the Kansas Association of Sleep Professionals.|