Kara Gibson

Kara Gibson

Interim Division Director of Outpatient Services


Kara Gibson is the director of pediatric services and an occupational therapist. She earned a bachelor of science in occupational studies and a master in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas.

Kara began her work at Heartspring in 2008 in our residential school. She was an integral team member in establishing specialized student programs including Caffeine Connection and toothbrush video modeling. During her time in the school, she also served as an ambassador in our international outreach program, traveling to China to train parents, teachers, and government leaders on best practices for children and young adults impacted by autism. 

Kara’s next challenge was as an occupational therapist in our pediatric services department. There, she expanded her caseload and gained more experience. After a few years, Kara was promoted to the assistant director of pediatric services, and in her first year, she expanded programing to serve additional children with hearing loss through home and community services. 

Her work led her to her current role as director of pediatric services. Her director endeavors entail ensuring growth in the number of children receiving pediatric services and implementing collaborative and comprehensive therapy services for children with varying diagnosis.   

Pediatric Therapists

Karla Hartlep

Karla Hartlep

Assistant Director of Pediatric Services and Marriage and Family Therapist

Erin Bullinger

Erin Bullinger

Physical Therapist

Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sydnee Cole

Sydnee Cole

Speech-Language Pathologist

Teresa Young

Teresa Young

Occupational Therapist

Hannah Dodd

Hannah Dodd

Physical Therapist

Britt Doerner

Britt Doerner

Pediatric Behavioral Health Therapist

Kori Visor-Lawrence

Kori Visor-Lawrence

Audiologist

Kimberly McMinn-Rogers

Kimberly McMinn-Rogers

Marriage and Family Therapist Team Lead

Kappy

Kappy

Director of Happiness

Josie

Josie

Director of Comfort