Meet our neuroBridge Staff Members 

Knowledgeable, Professional, and Committed to Excellence

Margaret Hopping | OTR/L


Margaret received her degree from the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University) in 1992. With 27 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, she has worked in a range of settings, including physical rehabilitation, home health, and pediatrics. She completed her Sensory Integration Certification through Western Psychological Services in 2012, and is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). Margaret has her Handwriting Certification from LWT and is certified to administer The Print Tool. She has also completed training courses and certification in the SOS approach to feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, The Astronaut Program, Neuro Net, Primitive Reflex Integration training and Interactive Metronome. 

Margaret and her husband Hank have two grown children and two dogs to keep them company at home. They enjoy traveling, exercise, spending time outside, good food, and great books!

Sarah Powe | OTR/L


Sarah has degrees from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center - Memphis in Kinesiology and Occupational Therapy. Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings.  Sarah has served children and families as a pediatric clinician in burn care, intensive care, inpatient care, outpatient care, in-home therapy, school therapy, and as a school administrator.  Her presence in these areas over the years has continued to ignite Sarah's passion for serving the whole child. Sarah has a variety of certifications in alternative methods of practice including Interactive Metronome, NeuroNet, and the Therapeutic Listening Program. Sarah has also pursued continuing education in other areas of interest including child development, learning differences, primitive reflex integration, and sensory processing.

Sarah and her husband have three school-aged children who keep them very busy with school, sports, and social life.  In her free time, she is most happy cheering for her children, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with friends and family.   

Brooke Baker | MSOT, OTR/L

Brooke received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University in 2012. Prior to graduate school Brooke had 10 years of experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant providing services in a variety of settings. Brooke completed a clinical rotation in pediatrics in 2011 and has continued to pursue pediatric course work through Learning Without Tears. Brooke loves working with children to help them achieve success in their daily life at home, school, and in their community. 

Brooke and her husband Daniel have two children. In their free time they enjoy time with family and friends.

Lanie Keyser, M.A. | CCC-SLP

Lanie received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Speech – Language Pathology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree with an Aural Habilitation concentration for work with children with hearing impairments and cochlear implants. She received and has maintained a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for 10 years by continuing her education and studies in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Lanie has therapy experience with adults, but her true love and passion is with children and their families. Lanie worked in the public school setting for 10 years working with children ranging from ages 3-12. Lanie’s wide range of experience includes work with stuttering, auditory processing, children with Autism and social language delays, children with Down Syndrome, expressive and receptive language delay, developmental delay, articulation and phonological impairments, learning and reading disabilities and phonological awareness. 

Lanie and her husband Adam have two children. They enjoy spending time together outside playing with their dog, hiking, camping and enjoying family fun in Chattanooga.

Karen Long, M.A. | CCC-SLP

Karen has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Psychology and Human Services from Mercer University and an M.A. degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Karen has enjoyed working with children for 25+ years in a variety of settings including home, school and clinic locations. Karen believes it is essential to identify each child’s unique strengths in order to utilize their areas of interest and success in helping them become effective communicators. Over the years, Karen has worked with students with a wide range of diagnoses, implementing multi-sensory techniques to facilitate whole-brain learning and strengthen communication skills. The emphasis of Karen’s recent continuing education has been on developing strategies to improve speech and language deficits related to weak executive functioning skills/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and emotional regulation issues. She considers family education to be one of her primary roles in serving children and she appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with any caregivers involved including parents, teachers, siblings, and/or grandparents. 

Karen and her husband have two older daughters who are doing interesting things in the world and one 10-year-old daughter who keeps them busy at home with lots of animals! On Sundays, Karen can be found in a quiet circle on the floor, teaching Godly Play to our young children and learning from the purest of heart.

Dr. Kim Berry-Sawyer | Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Berry-Sawyer is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the state of Tennessee. She has been licensed for over 2 decades and has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, and school systems. Her educational background is in child development, and in both clinical and pediatric psychology. Dr. Berry-Sawyer completes a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education to maintain the quality of services she provides to her clients every two years. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Tennessee Psychological Association. Dr. Berry-Sawyer earned her Doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Berry-Sawyer’s expertise is in working with children and adolescents who exhibit learning and attention problems, emotional, behavioral and social difficulties, pediatric-related difficulties and developmental delays. Her approach is holistic and strength-based and draws from multiple evidence-based treatments to best fit the child’s needs. The services she provides for neuroBridge include psychological assessment of cognitive abilities, achievement, personality, behavioral and social-emotional functioning; and in the area of treatment brief psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral interventions and parent consultation/training is offered.

Kim and her husband have two remarkable children (who are now adults and pursuing their own paths) and two fun loving mutts. They enjoy traveling wherever and whenever; and enjoy taking advantage of all the wonderful opportunities our city has to offer.  

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