Press Release | Apr 19, 2024

The Austin Hatcher Foundation Expands Team: Meet Four New Staff

By Austin Hatcher Foundation
By The Austin Hatcher Foundation
The Austin Hatcher Foundation Expands Team: Meet Four New Staff
  • Foundation adds two members to the clinical team, two members to the development team
  • Foundation promotes Emily Osborne to Operations Manager

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (April 17, 2024) - The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has added four new members to their team in 2024 so far: Sofia Olenchek and Quinn Miller join the development team and Sarah Katherine Davis and Sarah Taylor join the Foundation’s clinical team. The Foundation is also proud to promote Emily Osborne. 

Sofia Olencheck joins the team as Development Coordinator, where she will assist with all fundraising efforts, including event sponsorships, grants, and donor stewardship.

Olenchek received her B.A. in Art History from The University of the South (Sewanee), and her M.A. in Art and Museum Studies, focusing on Nonprofit Administration and Philanthropy, from Georgetown University. Before joining the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Sofia worked as the Development Manager at the Children's Museum of Memphis.


“I am thrilled to join the  Austin Hatcher Foundation team,” said Olencheck. “I look forward to making meaningful community connections supporting our dedicated mission, which I hold close to my heart.”

Sarah Katherine, “Kassie,” Davis joins the Foundation as the clinical team’s new Occupational Therapist, where she will focus on empowering children facing challenges in movement, sensory processing, and cognitive skills.

Davis received her B.S. in Exercise Science from LaGrange College in 2019, and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2021. Before joining the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Davis was focused in an outpatient private practice pediatric setting.

“I am eager and honored to serve as an occupational therapist at the Austin Hatcher Foundation as a way to provide therapeutic means to support the whole family and address concerns and challenges in a fun way while even more so celebrating the wins and successes,” said Davis. “I am here to support families and children through engaging ideas and meaningful and purposeful activities that best promote overall development and progress towards a greater quality of life amid an incredibly tough season with cancer.” 

The Foundation also welcomes Sarah Taylor, joining the family services team. As Family Service Coordinator, Sarah helps manage and execute enrichment events for families, challenges children in fun educational activities and supervises volunteers for family program needs.

Taylor received her B.A. from Lee University in both Psychology and Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management. Before joining the Foundation’s clinical team, Taylor worked in the healthcare industry, providing operational support for services to medically complex children within the local community, as well as serving as an Enrichment Specialist and Program Administrator for Bradley County's 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, where she provided enrichment and support services to at-risk children.

“The Austin Hatcher Foundation is a dream come true, and I am thrilled to join in building intentional relationships with families and finding ways to help each family member thrive throughout their journey,” said Taylor. “There is such meaningful work being done to support the holistic well-being of those affected by pediatric cancer, and I am honored to be a part of this dedicated mission at the foundation.”

After serving as the Administrative and Development Intern for the Austin Hatcher Foundation in 2023, Quinn Miller joins the Foundation’s team as Executive Assistant. 

As Executive Assistant, Miller will work closely with the foundation’s President + CEO to manage schedules and appointments, create proposals and reports, and support partnership efforts. Miller is currently studying at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for her B.A. in Literary Studies with a minor in Education.

“I am beyond grateful to be a part of such an uplifting and special place that is the Austin Hatcher Foundation,” said Miller. “What I adore most about working here is the ability to witness our team's positive impact on not only the patient but their families as well.” 

As Miller joins the team, previous Executive Assistant Emily Osborne has been promoted to Operations Manager, overseeing all daily operations, strategic planning and policies and procedures. Osborne recently received her Master’s of Business Administration with a focus in healthcare management from Middle Tennessee State University.


"I am so thankful for this opportunity,” said Osborne. “The Foundation’s mission means so much to me and I am thrilled to be taking on this new role.”

The Austin Hatcher Foundation offers no-cost, comprehensive psychosocial support that empowers families to navigate the challenges of childhood cancer with resilience and hope. Through individual and group counseling, recreational therapy, neurocognitive testing, art & music therapy, grief groups, family programs, educational and academic support, and more, all services are provided by licensed clinicians for families for their entire lifetime.

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