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 Office Manager
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
Emily McGinn
Clinic Intake Coordinator
emcginn@highhopesforkids.org
615-550-1451

Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University. She plans on pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology. She has experience working in an early intervention classroom as well as clinical research in autism. Originally from Wisconsin, Emily loves the Tennessee heat, great outdoors, and anything sweet!

Peyton Clark
Clinic Technician
pclark@highhopesforkids.org

Peyton graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2017. She has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a Psychology minor. Peyton worked in private preschools part-time in college and was a camp counselor/leader in several camps for children and adults with multiple disabilities. She also has experience with at-risk youth, geriatrics, and inpatient/outpatient PT and OT. Peyton plans on going to OT school in the Fall of 2020. 

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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301 High Hopes Court

Franklin, TN 37064   

​Tel: 615-661-5437 

​Fax: 615-309-8342    

​info@highhopesforkids.org

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