Our Leadership Team

Meet the dynamic team leading Pasco Kids First to keep kids safe and strengthen families.

Diane York

Diane York

Diane York – Clinical Director of the Trauma Treatment Program

Diane York, MSW; LCSW originally joined Pasco Kids First in 2003 as the only Trauma Therapist and Victim Advocate. She left the agency in 2007 to focus on her family and continue to grow her clinical skills but returned to Pasco Kids First as a Trauma Therapist for the Trauma Treatment Program in 2013.

Diane graduated from the University of South Florida in 2000 with a Masters in Social Work and Bachelor of Arts concentration in Psychology and received her Department Of Health State of Florida License in Clinical Social Work in May of 2004. Diane is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor in the state of Florida and has experience supervising MSW Interns.

Diane has over twenty years of experience providing therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced traumatic abuse, neglect, separation, and grief.


Douglass Hasell, M.D.

Douglass Hasell, M.D. – Medical Director

Doctor Hasell graduated from The University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982. Deciding that he wanted to become a Pediatrician and not a marine biologist as originally planned, he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1987 and headed back out to California for his Pediatric residency at the University of California, Irvine. It was here that he met his lovely wife who is also a pediatrician.

After an almost 4-year stint working together overseas in beautiful Micronesia on the Island of Saipan, which is a US Commonwealth, they returned to California joining two friends in a practice in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1997 they relocated to Florida to start their practice called The Pediatric Specialist. Shortly after this Dr. Hasell was recruited by Rick Hess to take on the Medical Director position at the Child Protection Team of Pasco County.

During the last 17 plus years, Dr. Hasell and his wife have grown their pediatric practice adding two more providers, one of which is an ARNP (nurse practitioner) Chris Pope, who has become an integral part of the Child Protection Team as well. This spring will mark the 18 year anniversary of Dr. Hasell being medical director of the Pasco Child Protection team which is now part of the larger Kids First agency.

Jon Wisenbaker

Jon Wisenbaker

Jon Wisenbaker – Program Manager Child Protection

Jon Wisenbaker, M.S. graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993. He has been working for the Child Protection Team for the last 20 years and has been a supervisor since 2001. He continues to serve as a member of the DOH Statewide Quality Assurance team, providing peer review to CPT’s across the state. He also serves on Florida’s Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers as a board member.


Maria Hixon

Maria Hixon – Director of Development

Maria brings over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to her role as Director of Development. She specializes in creating and implementing resource and fund development plans that assist nonprofits in achieving their mission. She oversees the community outreach, unrestricted and annual giving program, corporate and foundation relations, and the social media, marketing, and special events for Pasco Kids First.

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