Meet our staff……
Kids Health Partners takes pride in the service we provide our patients, and our staff members who provide that service.
Dr. Mary Hall
Dr. Mary Hall graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis in 1992 and completed residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She grew up in the Chicago area, and returned here with her family in 1998. She loves the variety of general pediatrics, and the long relationships built with families as their children grow. She has special interests in developmental and behavioral issues, and in the management of asthma and allergies. She has a wonderful, supportive husband who is also a physician, and four daughters who keep life fun, interesting and very busy.
Dr. James Olson
Dr. Jim Olson graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1988, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital in 1991. He worked in inner-city Chicago for the first twelve years of his career, subsequently moving to the suburbs to become a “hometown” pediatrician. Dr. Olson particularly enjoys helping parents negotiate the challenges of raising a child in these changing times. His medical interests include managing asthma and allergies, and working with athletes. His wonderful wife Lisa is the Special Projects Manager at KHP, and his two teenage sons continue to teach him new life lessons. He is exceedingly proud of his cool watch collection, which he hopes is one of the highlights of every visit here.
Dr. Natasha Kasbekar
Dr. Natasha Kasbekar graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis in 2006 and completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and returned here in 2009. She spent three years working as a pediatric hospitalist with Children’s Memorial Hospital (now called Lurie Children’s) and LaRabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago before joining Kids Health Partners. Dr. Kasbekar loves getting to know families and providing them with personalized care as they navigate through the various stages of childhood. Her medical interests include providing support and guidance for new moms, caring for children with special healthcare needs, management of asthma, and adolescent medicine. She lives with her husband, young son, and little dog, and loves spending time with family and friends.
Natalie, our Office Manager, brings over 15 years of operations management and consulting experience to Kids Health Partners. At home, she and her husband Paul apply the Do-It-Yourself philosophy to raising their teenagers. Family projects have included everything from Elmo costumes to hand-made skateboards to ongoing house renovation of their 1920s home. Natalie’s warmth and wisdom are a welcome addition to the KHP team.
Lisa Olson is KHP’s Special Projects Manager. She is the mother of two teenage boys and the wife of Dr. Jim Olson. Lisa’s experience as Office Manager plus her warmth and professionalism helped create the nurturing atmosphere Kids Health Partners is known for.
Carol is one of our medical assistants whose patience and gentle smile immediately put our families at ease. Not only that, but she keeps our doctors and staff laughing even on the busiest of days! She is a mother of two who, in her spare time, loves to read and do ZUMBA!
Jeanie is Kids Health Partners’ Lactation Educator. With an R.N. and B.S.N. in pediatric nursing, she provides both education and emotional support for breast feeding moms and moms to be.
Karen is a Registered Nurse who brings over 25 years of experience to our practice. She began her career in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital and has been with Kids Health Partners as a full time nurse since we opened our doors in 2006.
Lisa S.’s degree in psychology and experience as a mother make her an indispensable member of our front desk team. Since 2009 Lisa has contributed to keeping our office running smoothly. She takes pride in being your advocate in helping your children thrive and stay healthy.
Receptionist Michelle is one of the newest members of our team. She has a degree in both special education and educational development. As a wife and as a mother of three children, Michelle loves working with kids as well as spending time with her family.
Nancy has over 30 years of nursing experience and has specialized for 20 plus years in pediatrics. A mother of 4 children, Nancy’s expertise is in the care and management of pediatric asthma. In her time away from Kids Health Partners, Nancy enjoys tap-dancing and spending time with family and friends in Door County, Wisconsin.