Kristie Baumchen joined the Kansas Athletics and Kansas Team Health staff in 2018 as the Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator and was promoted in October 2021 to the Director of Mental Health Services. In her current role, Baumchen oversees the development and administration of mental health clinical services and educational programming.
Baumchen has spent the last 20 years of her professional career in a variety of clinical settings devoted to the prevention, education and treatment of mental health issues within vulnerable populations.
She is a native of Topeka, Kansas and earned her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services Education from Emporia State University and her Master of Social Work at Washburn University.
Baumchen lives in Topeka, is married and has two children, Madie (19) and Tyler (16).