Press Release | Jul 16, 2019

Austin Hatcher Foundation Hires Tammy Gipson as Occupational Therapist

By Austin Hatcher Foundation
By The Austin Hatcher Foundation
Austin Hatcher Foundation Hires Tammy Gipson as Occupational Therapist
  • UAB Graduate Comes to AHF from Folsom Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 16, 2019) – Tammy Gipson has been hired by the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer as the organization’s new Occupational Therapist, bringing nearly three decades of experience to the position.

Gipson, a native of Cullman, Alabama, comes to the Austin Hatcher Foundation from the Folsom Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Cullman, Alabama where she has worked since 2016 in Restore Therapy. Included among her responsibilities at the center have been development and establishment of occupational therapy intervention plans for inpatient and outpatient programs, working with all ages, from pediatric patients to older adults.

Gipson attended Good Hope High School in Cullman and went on to graduate from the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) in 1991 with a degree in occupational therapy; she received a post-professional master’s degree from UAB in 2007, with low vision rehabilitation her area of concentration.

“Tammy represents a wonderful addition to our staff,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “She has won numerous awards for her work. Her experience is vast and much of that experience has been on the ‘front lines’ when it comes to interaction with pediatric patients.”

“This is a new, dedicated position we have created. We have had occupational therapy in place, but bringing in a licensed OT like Tammy with her incredible wealth of experience takes things to a whole new level for the foundation.”

Gipson also has a long record of accomplishment on behalf of the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as the association’s secretary, its reimbursement chair and serving on the AOTA Roster of Accreditation of Evaluators, working to review accreditation and re-accreditation applications for occupational therapy programs.

“I am so excited about the opportunity to further develop and provide occupational therapy programs as part of the foundation’s already impressive list of services available to our young patients and their family members,” Gipson said.