Meet Our Therapy Team

Click on a discipline to read about out talented pediatric therapists.

Clinic Administration

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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, Torticollis, and Cerebral Palsy.  Kristin is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for PT students.

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Anna Brinker
Clinic Office Manager
abrinker@highhopesforkids.org
615-721-5575

Anna received her BS in Health Science Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University in 2012. Prior to High Hopes she managed a Hearing Center in Franklin. Anna has a daughter in the preschool that also receives therapies at High Hopes. She is excited to be working with an amazing team and is looking forward to helping families that need services for their children.

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Debbie Carpenter
Clinic Scheduling and Reception
dcarpenter@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1435
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Hilary Ehlers
Clinic Billing Manager
hehlers@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1441

Hilary received her BA in Environmental Studies and Geography from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2007.  Prior to High Hopes she managed a radiology billing company in North Carolina.  Her daughter attends the High Hopes preschool and receives therapy services at the clinic. Hilary is excited to be part of this wonderful organization and everything it offers for families and the community.

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Cali Lee
Clinic Technician
clee@highhopesforkids.org
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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.

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Jamie Sullivan
Assistant to the Clinical Director
jsullivan@highhopesforkids.org

Jamie received her BA from Louisiana Tech University in 2018 with concentrations in Business Administration, Family Child Studies, and English. Prior to High Hopes she managed a Diagnostic Clinic in Texas. Jamie is so thrilled to start her career with a fantastic organization that helps so many in the community.