Prairie View welcomes Mwenda Yasa, M.D., and Diane Mancuso, ARNP, to its clinical staff.


Prairie View welcomes Mwenda Yasa, M.D., and Diane Mancuso, ARNP, to its clinical staff.

Yasa will serve as child/adolescent psychiatrist. His primary services and responsibilities include provision of childhood, adolescent and adult psychiatric clinical services; primary and secondary prevention of mental disorders in the community; working with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, educators, counselors/therapists, case workers, lawyers, etc.; and providing education and enlightenment to patients, families and communities

He recently completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, N.M., and a general psychiatry residency at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He also completed a family medicine residency at Medical University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, and a pathology internship at The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City.

Yasa earned his medical degree from The University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia, and Master of public health degree in community medicine from St. Louis (Mo.) University School of Public Health. He also received education from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Mancuso will serve clients in an outpatient setting through Prairie View’s Community Support Program and clinical services in Newton and Hutchinson. She will provide psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy and medication management.

She most recently served as charge RN at University Hospital, San Antonio, and has experience in the mental health-care setting, having previously served in outpatient community mental health centers, teaching direct care education to providers of patients with traumatic brain injury, and research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychology.

She holds degrees from College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J., and Columbia University School of Nursing and School of Graduate Nursing, New York, N.Y.

Yasa and Mancuso are accepting clients. For information, call 284-6400 or (800) 992-6292.

Prairie View is a private behavioral and mental health services provider, offering a range of behavioral and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, as well as consultation services to businesses and organizations. In addition to the main campus, including outpatient offices and a psychiatric hospital in Newton, Prairie View has outpatient locations in Hillsboro, Hutchinson, McPherson and Wichita.