James M. Osborn, MSPH

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Osborn is the Co-Founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation and serves as the Chairman of the Board and Medical Director as a volunteer since its inception in 2006. Osborn received his Medical Doctorate degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Osborn also served as a Major in the US Air Force and was the Director of Orthopedic Surgery for the 92nd Medical unit. Osborn was awarded a Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service in 1999. Osborn enjoys racing, motorcycles, his family, and the ranch his family has started.  He's also been a medical educator with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Department of Orthopedics Surgery for nearly 20 years.

Amy Jo Osborn 


Amy Jo is the Co-Founder and President of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. She is a graduate of Samford University where she received her Bachelor’s of Arts + Science.  She was awarded the Humanitarian Award for Samford University in 2018 and the recipient of the Tennessee Governor’s Volunteer Star Award in 2019.  Amy Jo enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, gardening and being outdoors. 

Tammy Gipson -

Director of Clinical Services

Tammy is the foundation's Director of Clinical Services and  Occupational Therapist. Tammy uses her 29 years of experience to help our patients and families live life to the fullest through adaptations, muscle strengthening, sensory, and compensatory strategies interventions. She is licensed in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia to provide OT services. Tammy G loves laughter and spending time with her family and friends while cheering on the Crimson Tide!

Ashley Guthrie, FNP 

Clinical Liaison

Ashley serves as our clinical liaison and is responsible for working alongside the clinical team at AHF and pediatric health care providers to ensure that all pediatric cancer patients and their families utilize the support the foundation has to offer. She is a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner. Ashley has been a longtime volunteer and served on the board of the AHF from 2017-2020. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, one of whom is a pediatric cancer survivor. 

Lauren Kelly  

Family Services Coordinator

Lauren is the foundation's Family Service Coordinator where she is tasked with planning our enrichment events for families and coordinating care for new and existing patients. She holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management and Business from the University of Alabama. Lauren's hobbies include cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors!

Payton Bowling

Front Desk Coordinator

Payton is the foundation's Front Desk Coordinator and Jill of all trades! She supports our administrative and clinical staff by aiding in daily office tasks and welcoming our families and guests. She has a B.S. in Interior Design from the University of Alabama. Payton's favorite things are antique shopping, photography, and traveling with her husband, Jordan and their two dogs, Anna and Chief!

Catie Whiting

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Catie is a Mental Health Therapist and Social Worker for the foundation where she focuses on mental health treatment and family support. She is a 2013 graduate of Southern Adventist University where she earned her Master's of Social Work. Catie loves spending time with her loved ones, adventuring outdoors, and all things glitter! #GIRLPOWER

Tyler Clemmons

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Tyler is a Mental Health Therapist and Social Worker for the foundation where he focuses on mental health treatment and family support. Tyler attended Harding University and received a Bachelor's in Social Work. He continued his education and received a Master's in Social Work from The University of Alabama. He has provided therapy for children and families in the Chattanooga area for the past four years. In his free time, Tyler likes to spend time with friends and family. His hobbies include hiking, running, reading, and watching movies.

Beth Baker

STEAM Curriculum Coordinator

Beth is a teacher at heart. She has worked as a formal educator in Middle Schools as well as an informal teacher as an Outreach Educator for Creative Discovery Museum. As STEAM Curriculum Coordinator, she will bring standards-based, hands on STEAM activities to the families of Austin Hatcher Foundation. In her spare time, Beth is kept busy with her husband, Craig, three daughters, and two dogs and also serves on the Board of Signal Mountain Social Services. 

Jonathan Myren

Director of Industrial Arts

Jonathan is our Director of Industrial Arts and is tasked with introducing our families to basic "shop" skills including woodworking, auto repair, and maintenance. He is a licensed Practitioner of Occupational Education and has over 30 years of experience with automotive maintenance and construction. Jonathan's hobbies include restoring classic cars, woodworking, traveling, and music.

Walker Wright

Music Therapist (Children's of Alabama)

Walker is our Music Therapist and specializes in Therapeutic Drumming for the Foundation. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama where he works directly with oncology patients at Children's of Alabama, as well as, patients and their families throughout the Foundation's system. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Health Sciences, Physical Education. Walker loves jogging, collecting vintage percussion instruments, and spending time with his family at the lake.

Julia Becker 

Development Manager

Julia is the foundation’s Development Manager and oversees fundraising, grants, special events, and marketing strategies. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she earned a B.A. in English: Rhetoric & Professional Writing and Communication minor. In her spare time, she is a barre instructor and enjoys reading and hiking with her husband, Phillip and their two dogs, Rosie and Bamford.

Haleigh Darnell 

Executive Assistant

Haleigh is the foundation's Executive Assistant and provides administrative support and office management. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood: Child and Family Studies  from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Haleigh loves spending time with her family & friends while watching her favorite sports team, the Vanderbilt Commodores!

Alex Hickman


Alex is the foundation's Accountant and manages fiscal reports and oversees the foundation's finances. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Alex's talents include playing 6 different instruments, collecting thimbles from around the world, and enjoys spending time with her two adoring cats, Bastet & Omara!

Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

1705 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN  37404  

phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581