Meet Our Therapy Team

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Clinic Administration

Kristin Garner, MPT
Director of Clinical Services
kgarner@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1445

Kristin received her BS and MPT from Ohio University in 1997 and 2000.   She has been the Director of Clinical Services at High Hopes since 2006.  She has worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Akron and has experience in acute care, NICU, PCCU, outpatient pediatric clinics, home health and school systems.  She has advanced training in PT treatment for premature infants, Toticollis, and Cerebral Palsy.  Kristin is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for PT students.

Anna Griffin Tedder
Clinic Administrative Assistant 
atedder@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1446​

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from North Carolina State University and is currently in graduate school for Speech Language Pathology. Anna came to High Hopes with experience working in the nonprofit sector, primarily in women’s health and career development. Anna and her husband love to be outside, play board games, and spoil their giant pup, Murphy.

Debbie Carpenter
Clinic Scheduling and Reception
dcarpenter@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1435
Whitnie Clark
Clinic Office Manager
wclark@highhopesforkids.org

Whitnie received her BA from the University of Kentucky and holds a Master of Arts in Education from Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to joining the High Hopes family in January of 2020, Whitnie spent ten years managing healthcare operations for various organizations throughout the U.S.. Whitnie is excited to join a non-profit organization like High Hopes, because the focus is about giving back to individuals who need the services most.  

Alison Pinkston
Clinic Intake Coordinator
apinkston@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1451

Alison graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a BA in Literature and Sociology.   Her background is in non-profit program services.   Alison has a history with High Hopes as the parent of child who received therapy services.  She is thrilled to be working with parents seeking services for their children.

Emma Blanton
Clinic Technician
eblanton@highhopesforkids.org
Jessica Mizell
Family Support Services Coordinator
jmizell@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1447

Jessica was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended LSU, where she earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Education and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Currently, she serves as the Family Support Services Coordinator. Prior to joining the High Hopes family in October 2016, she worked in academic support for collegiate athletics. Most recently, she served as a Learning Specialist at Iowa State University for 5 ½ years, where she coordinated the educational testing program, designed tutor training curriculum, and facilitated the orientation and training for approximately 100 tutors. Jessica also served in similar roles at Florida State University and LSU. In her spare time, you can find Jessica cheering on the LSU Tigers, hunting for a deal at local antique stores, or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen!

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Franklin, TN 37064   

​Tel: 615-661-5437 

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