Office & Administration Team
Sarah Halfacre, Executive Director, MSOT, OTR/L, ATRIC
Sarah Halfacre, MSOT, OTR/L, ATRIC, has served as the Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy since February of 2020. She joined the organization in 2017 as an Occupational Therapist and then as Clinical Manager.
Sarah is a 2021 graduate of the Kosair Charities Leadership Development Institute at Spalding University and continues to serve as a program liaison. She is a strong proponent of nonprofit community collaboration and serves as a member on the Board of Directors for the Council on Developmental Disabilities. Sarah coached a variety of sports for Special Olympics Kentucky for 18 years and attributes this to being single biggest factor to choosing her career path.
She is an American Hippotherapy Association board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (only one of 130 to hold this distinction in the world) and has her certification in aquatherapy from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. Sarah has experience in both adult and pediatric populations with concentrations in mental health and physical rehabilitation settings. Sarah believes in using a holistic approach, utilizing creative play activities, making use of the outdoor spaces and engaging the children’s families and caregivers to help reach therapy goals and achieve functional outcomes.
Sarah is most proud of her two children. Sarah and her kids enjoy spending time with their family, playing with their dog and going fishing and swimming.
Andrea Burton, Business Office Manager
Andrea joined the GHT staff in May 2020 as a billing specialist, bringing with her ten years of medical billing expertise. In February of 2021, she took on the role of Business Office Manager. Andrea fell in love with the kids and culture of Green Hill, and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. A native of the Green Hill neighborhood, she has deep connections to the community and loves being able to witness firsthand the work and play that can only be found at Green Hill. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband, Joe, and two boys, Marshall and Hunter.
Kilie Buschman, Equine Manager
Kilie is new to the Green Hill team, coming on in July 2022. She was born and raised a Yooper in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and brings with her 20+years of equine experience, specializing in desensitization, showmanship and horsemanship in horses of all ages (yearlings are a favorite though).
While in college she ran for Miss U.P. Rodeo Queen with her horse Nadia, and excelled and received the Horsemanship Award and received the Miss Congeniality award.
Since moving to Kentucky, the last 10 years have been spent in the medical field assisting with small procedures in Neurology and Orthopedics specialties with some of the best providers in the country.
In her spare time, she and her husband Bradley, enjoy doing projects around their horse farm, taking small hikes, and swimming with their kiddos, Abby and Luke, furbabies, Teddy and Oakley. Otherwise you can find her doing horse shows and training with her horses Nadia and Denny. She is excited to use her knowledge and continue learning on the Hill.
Brittany Browning, Clinical Manager, OTR/L
Brittany Browning, OTR/L joined the Green Hill team in 2015 after earning her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2014. The uniqueness of Green Hill allows her to not only offer skilled occupational therapy services in a typical clinical setting, but also the chance to utilize equine movement and hippotherapy principles as well as the Home of the Innocents therapeutic pool to provide aquatic therapy. She has completed Level 1 and Level 2 training through the American Hippotherapy Association and has also completed a pediatric aquatics course through Aquatics University.
Whether it’s in the clinic, the barn, or the pool, Brittany enjoys utilizing client-centered treatment principles to help children of all ages and diagnoses reach their full potential. She enjoys collaborating with the children, parents, therapists, office and equine staff that make up our Green Hill family to impact our community in a positive way. Brittany gains inspiration for treatment through the unique setting Green Hill is able to offer to our patients.
When she is not at work, she enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Craig, and her daughters, Caroline and Sophia.
Jane Harper, OTR/L
Jane Harper, OTR/L, B.A., M.A, B.S. has over thirty years experience as an occupational therapist with over twenty-five years specializing in pediatrics. She joined Green Hill Therapy in 2007 after ten years in the First Steps program. She has certification in Level 1 Hippotherapy and Pediatric Certification from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute. Professional continuing education includes Therapeutic Listening, pediatric kinesiotaping, reflex integration to improve sensory processing, pediatric neuro-development treatment, and the use of assistive technology. Jane uses her creativity to make challenging activities fun and engaging, making Green Hill’s proven playful approach a perfect employment fit.
Jane shares her home with her husband and 10 cats. She is a long-time volunteer with Alley Cat Advocates and provides in-home medical rehabilitation to injured and sick felines (that’s how she got 10).
Sara Johnson, OTR/L
Sara Johnson, OTR/L graduated from Spalding University in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Sara completed her Level II fieldwork rotation at Green Hill. She started working at Green Hill Therapy after graduating. She has completed American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 and Level 2 training. Other continuing education has focused on ‘Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents’, and ‘Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’. Sara is CPR and First Aid certified for adults and children.
Sara loves working with her kids at Green Hill and watching them grow and become more independent every day. Her treatment style is a client-centered approach, and often incorporates parents and caregivers in the session. Sara believes this approach empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process and provides for the best carryover at home.
In her free time, Sara enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her husband, David, and daughters, Madalyn and Olivia.
Whitney Carnell, OTR/L
Whitney graduated from Spalding University with her BS in Health Science in 2018 and her MS in Occupational Therapy in 2019. She completed her level 2 fieldwork rotation at Green Hill during the summer of 2018 and joined our staff once passing her board exams shortly after. Her clinical interests include Down syndrome, autism, sensory integration and the use of both hippo and aqua therapy to promote independence and improve quality of life among pediatric patients.
In her free time she enjoys adventuring with her husband, Trevor, and her son, Atticus, taking care of farm animals, spending time with family, and enjoying nice weather with family and friends
Kelsey Phillips, MSOT, OTR/L
Kelsey Phillips, OTR/L joined the Green Hill team in 2021 after graduating from Spalding University with her Bachelors in Health Science and Masters in Occupational Therapy. Kelsey discovered a newfound passion for aquatic and hippo therapy upon her experience as a Rehab Tech here at Green Hill, and joined staff shortly after passing her boards as a therapist! Outside of the Hill, you can find Kelsey and her husband socializing with family and friends, exercising, or relaxing with their 90-pound rescue dog, Jack!
Emily Moscoe, OTR/L
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Sara Brooks, OTD
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Michelle Ramsey, PT, DPT
Michelle Ramsey, PT, DPT, a native of Lexington, KY (Go CATS!), graduated from the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program with my doctorate in PT. Michelle has been a PT for 16 years, working in variable settings to include outpatient, industrial, IDD, and pediatric. She has a great love of helping people become the best person they can be. Her mantra in life is to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It costs nothing to be kind and you never know how you may impact someone, just by being kind. Michelle is currently undergoing her level 1 training in Hippotherapy through the American Hippotherapy Association, and plans to pursue her level 2 training once her level 1 is complete.
Michelle’s favorite things include spending time with her family, shopping, cooking, dancing, and reading. She has 3 children who are her world.
Natalie Goodrich, PT, DPT
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Lara Isaacs, MS,CCC-SLP
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