Our care team

We provide culturally competent whole child care to all students.

Our approach

We are a diverse team of health care experts integrated in schools to address the physical and mental health factors that impact a child’s life.
Service
Hazel’s team works to remove barriers so that all children can receive quality health care. We deliver culturally competent care to students of all backgrounds, needs, and abilities.
Connection
We invest the necessary time to learn about the children and families we serve. We deliver care in their preferred language, understand their healthcare relationships, and make connections to guide children to the best care.
Compassion
We lead our student conversations with compassion and connection. Hazel's pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and mental health clinicians create an experience that captures how children think, communicate, and interact with the world.

Meet some of the team

When a student isn’t feeling like themeslves, connecting with a familiar face makes things easier. Our team approaches each child’s individual situation with compassion.
Marie-Claire Timothee
Physician Assistant
Marie-Claire’s love for medicine started in Haiti, where she got her medical degree. She loves gardening, painting, and relaxing with her husband and two daughters.
Kate Major
Physician Assistant
Kate speaks fluent Spanish and has worked with underserved communities and refugee populations. She strives to ensure each child feels listened to and valued.
Adrian Khaw
Pediatrician
Dr. Khaw has worked in mobile clinics, federally qualified health centers, and school health clinics. He believes in providing culturally-sensitive care to empower families to reach their healthiest potential.
Robert Darzynkiewicz
Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Rob has over 13 years of ER experience, the last two as the Pediatric Emergency Director.  He believes technology can improve healthcare access and quality for students and their families.
Ashley Navarre
Clinical Supervisor
Ashley has worked with children in classrooms, foster care, and emergency shelters. She is passionate about providing care to vulnerable populations experiencing limited access to high-quality mental health care.
Jessica Lyons-Farino
Physician Assistant
Jessica feels strongly that all students deserve access to medical care, and has worked with Hazel for over two years. She loves biking, hiking, or watching Buffalo Bills football.
Gabriela Ortiz
Therapist
Gabriela takes pride in providing mental health services to youth and families of all backgrounds. She believes that creating a safe place for expression empowers people to overcome any life challenge.
Amanda Vickers
Nurse Practitioner
Amanda has focused her career working with children. She has held positions in pediatric ICU and pediatric neurosurgery and endocrinology.
Keyunda Washington
Therapist
Keyunda loves helping others embrace their power. She believes mental health is interconnected with physical and spiritual well-being and strives to help others align those elements for improved overall health.
Susan O'Neill
Family Nurse Practitioner
Susan has experience in cardiovascular intensive care, urgent care, and family practice. She believes children are the future, and we must protect, provide, and nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits.
Jill Lundstrom
Pediatrician
Dr. Jill earned her MD at the University of Massachusetts. She believes that all children deserve access to quality health
Taneil Green-Wood
Therapist
Taneil is a US Army Veteran who has worked for nearly 15 years as a mental health therapist with children from diverse populations. She loves spending time with her family and traveling.   
Maria Tweed
Pediatrician
Dr. Maria loves working with children and has experience across inpatient, outpatient, home visits, and community non-profit outreach clinics. She was born in Puerto Rico, and she speaks fluent Spanish.
Rina Shah
Pediatrician
Dr. Shah is passionate about empowering children to build healthy lifestyles and helping them remain healthy through preventative care. She loves volunteering, skiing, playing pickleball, baking, and Bollywood dancing.
Lisa Beck
Physician Assistant
Lisa is passionate about delivering care to underserved children and loves working with Hazel because she can help provide a safe place to get health care.

Full integration

Hazel follows district policies, complies with FERPA and HIPAA, and integrates with existing district services, including Clever to safely and conveniently serve students from school or home.

Hazel in action

A busy mother turns to Hazel to refill a prescription quickly.
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Parent Story
A student was experiencing frequent headaches, so her mother reached out to Hazel. The provider asked questions about her child’s health history and habits and was able to identify that the headaches were likely a result of spending more time on screens during remote learning.

The mother agreed that this timeline was logical, and together they discussed how her daughter could take breaks from the screen and other recommendations for healthy distance learning.

The mother felt grateful to Hazel for including her in the discussion and solving the problem without medication. She is glad to have access to Hazel and appreciates the level of care.
Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
Hazel expands Health Services at school
A child came into the health center with a sprained wrist. The school nurse helped her ice the injury, but she was still in pain. A Hazel doctor helped the nurse put the student’s wrist in a splint and gave her over-the-counter medicine to help relieve the pain.

The school nurse expressed how grateful she was that Hazel could help her care for the child. She shared that before Hazel, she could not give medication to students, and the health office did not have splints available. She thanked Hazel for helping her do more for students in need of care.
Hazel is convenient and fast for families
A mother noticed her son was getting low on his asthma medication. She tried to schedule a visit with his doctor to refill his prescription, but all of the available appointments required her to take off from work, and her son would need to miss school. She needed to get her son to the doctor so he wouldn't run out of medicine, so she reached out to Hazel.

Hazel was able to see her son and send the refill to a local pharmacy within one day. The mother was happy that there was no need to interrupt school or work to get her son to a doctor for his medicine. She was also amazed at how easy and fast the entire process was.


Student Story
A student was coughing and sneezing a lot, but her family wasn’t sure if she was sick or had allergies. Thankfully, her school used Hazel, and they could get an answer.

After talking with the school nurse and the Hazel provider about her symptoms and medical history, the student was happy to find out it was likely allergies. She got some medicine and returned to class feeling better.
Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
Parent Story
Shortly after COVID-19 began, a student began to develop tics. Her parents took her to a neurologist, but they wanted to get her into counseling as well. The student’s mother was having a hard time finding answers to her questions and didn’t know where to start the process, so she turned to Hazel.

The Hazel doctor listened as the mother shared her concerns and frustrations. Hazel reassured her that they would find the right services for her child. After the initial visit, the Hazel doctor partnered with the school counselor and the student’s mother to identify resources and counseling services that are a good fit.
A physical health visit leads to an important discovery
A student came into the nurse’s office because his vision went blurry. The Hazel doctor looked at his eyes, but he did not see any injury. As he asked him questions about his symptoms, he started to sense that he was down about something. After a few minutes, the student shared that he was really sad because his mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. He explained that he feels worried, and it’s hard for him to focus.

Hazel called home, and the student’s mother confirmed her diagnosis. They discussed how to help manage the child’s stress, and Hazel offered to connect the child with counseling resources through the school. The mother was very grateful for the guidance and was eager to get her child help during a stressful time.
Counselor Story
Hazel Health has been integral this year in getting our students the mental health services needed to help them live healthy lives.  The staff has been attentive, prompt, and resourceful. There is an evident sense of caring for the work they do and the students they serve. It has been a pleasure partnering with Hazel Health in providing mental wellness for our Garland ISD families.
Parents: Let us know you are interested in Hazel for your school
We will reach out to your school district to let them know that parents at their school are interested in Hazel Health services.
Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
A member of our team will be in touch to talk about how we partner with schools and school nurses to expand access to health services - whether students are learning in school or at home.
COVID-19: Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
Hazel services are offered with $0 patient responsibility for all students through the 2020-21 school year for at-home or in-school doctor visits, due to these unprecedented times. Get in touch with us to learn more.
Let us know you are interested in adding Hazel to your insurance provider network
Let us know you are interested in adding Hazel to your insurance provider network