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Matthew D. Kinney, MD

Dr. Kinney is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine class of 2008. He completed his Pediatrics Residency at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, IL and then worked in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center before returning to Primary Care Pediatrics. He is a faculty member of the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Division of General Pediatrics, and a proud Louisville fan as well. He has a special interest in improving the health of Kentucky’s youth in the foster care system. He and his wife, who is also a Physician in the Pediatric field, have one beautiful daughter, one mischievous beagle, and live in Louisville, KY. 


Pradip D. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is a Professor of Pediatrics in the division of general pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also one of the SOM’s Academic Advisory Deans and co-directors for the Distinctions in Medical Education track.

Dr. Patel is passionate about curricular and healthcare innovation utilizing technology. For the past several years, he has focused much of his efforts in investigating in, engaging in, and advocating for the use of social media in medical education and patient instruction

Shawn Meiman, APRN

Shawn Meiman graduated from the University of Louisville with her Masters in Nursing (1993) and from Spalding University’s Nurse Practitioner Program (1999). She worked in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology for over 20 years before coming to General Pediatrics in 2013. She is the lead nurse practitioner for General Pediatrics.

Her primary responsibility is caring for refugee children and their families.  She is involved with several organizations whose goal is to integrate refugee families into the community.


Marcella Amanda Trombley, DMD

Dr. Trombley graduated with a DMD from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She has been employed with Home of the Innocents since June 2015. She is associated with the following professional associations: Kentucky Dental Association, American Dental Association, Louisville Dental Society, American Academy of Women Dentists, American Academy of Oral Pathology, American Academy of Implants.


Krysta Manning, DMD, MBA

Dr. Krysta Manning graduated from the University of Louisville School Of Dentistry in 2010. After dental school, she completed a one-year fellowship in Developmental Dentistry at the Lee Specialty Clinic focusing on the treatment of patients with developmental disabilities. She served as a Captain in the US Air Force performing dentistry on military members at the US Air Force Academy until 2014. She returned to Louisville in late 2014 and began working at Home of the Innocents. She is currently serving as a Leadership Fellow in the Louisville Rotary Club. 

Dr. Michelle King, Au.D, CCC-A

Dr. Michelle King is an audiologist experienced with the specialized diagnostic assessments of infants, pediatrics, young adults and children with special needs populations. She joined the staff of Open Arms Children’s Health in September 2015. Prior to this she had over 30 years of providing a full range of audiology services while developing, implementing, and managing Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programming in KY.  


Dr. Matthew Gauck, PharmD.

Matt Gauck comes to Open Arms Children's Health from Cincinnati. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati in 2009. He then completed a post-graduate pharmacy residency at the UC Health – University Hospital in Cincinnati. Matt serves as the Pharmacy Manager at our Village Pharmacy. 

  Dr. Lisa Powell

Dr. Lisa Powell is a Licensed Psychologist who currently serves as the Director of Integrated Health Care at Home of the Innocents.  She works as part of the pediatric primary health care team to support childrens’ overall health.  Dr. Powell provides behavioral health interventions for children with a range of developmental, medical, emotional and behavioral concerns in collaboration with pediatricians and nurse practitioners.  She also participates in routine, well child visits to promote prevention, to provide family support and to foster healthy development. 

Before joining Home of the Innocents in 2014 as the Director of Psychological Services, Dr. Powell was in private practice for 10 years in Louisville, KY where she provided individual and family therapy as well as psychological testing.  During that time, she also served as a First Steps early intervention provider, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Spalding University, teaching and supervising doctoral students.  Dr. Powell earned her masters degree from George Washington University in 1994 and her doctoral degree from Northeastern University in 2000.  After working and training in Boston, MA she moved to Louisville to complete her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Louisville Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. 


Jessica Usher, MS, CC-SLP

Jessica is an American Speech-Language Hearing Association certified speech language pathologist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Louisville. Jessica has worked in private pediatric clinic setting in KY and IN and also spent a year as a traveling therapist working with a variety of clinical disorders and communication and swallowing impairments with adults in varied settings throughout KS, OK, and AR, before beginning with Home of the Innocents in the summer of 2015. She loves working in a multidisciplinary pediatric setting which allows for collaboration and learning with other types of therapists. Jessica has experience evaluating and treating children and adolescents from ages 1 year to 18 years with disorders and impairments including articulation and phonological impairments, receptive and expressive language disorders, central auditory processing disorder, dysarthria, childhood apraxia of speech, cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome among others. She has a special interest in augmentative communication and delayed speech and language development at early ages. Jessica is a trained and certified provider of Interactive Metronome. 


Juliana Holden

Juliana Holden, MSOT, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Louisville and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University. She has experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities. She has a special interest in working with children with feeding difficulties and has attended continuing education courses on implementing the SOS Approach to Feeding and the TR-eat model for feeding.  She has a passion for helping children who struggle with participation in mealtimes with their families. 


Lisa McCreary

Lisa graduated with her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 2011. Since then, she has gained experience working with pediatrics in a variety of environments including hospital, home, school system and outpatient practice. Lisa has completed additional trainings and education on autism spectrum disorders, assessment and treatment of sensory processing disorders including the Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol for sensory defensiveness, Handwriting Without Tears, fine and gross motor coordination, and is a certified provider for Interactive Metronome and use of the Universal Exercise Unit. Lisa has been chosen to attend an intensive mentorship with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder in July, 2016 and plans to continue to expand her knowledge of sensory processing on childhood functioning and relationships.


Kristen M. Brents, PT, DPT, CPMT

Kristen has worked exclusively in pediatrics since completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2010.  Throughout her career she has gained experience working with children with a wide variety of ages and diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, various genetic syndromes (Trisomy 12, Prader-Willi, MLD, Wolf-Hirschhorn, etc), arthrogryposis, muscular dystrophy, torticollis, neurological and orthopedic conditions/injuries, and autism, among others. Kristen specializes in the care of children with special healthcare needs and has a special interest in working with children with neurological disorders/conditions.

Kristen is passionate about providing evidenced-based therapy intervention and has received continuing education on pediatric evaluation, tone management, torticollis, wheelchair seating/mobility, cerebral palsy, pediatric orthopedics, orthotics, aquatic therapy, massage/manual therapy, and treadmill training. She has received certification in the Universal Exercise Unit, LiteGait®, and Interactive Metronome® and is a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.

Kristen is married to her husband Michael who is also a physical therapist. He is currently the Director of Analytics at a local home health agency. She is also Mommy to an adorable little boy named Alex. She has a heartfelt love of children and a dedication to improve the quality of life of her patients. 
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