We believe we are all created for a purpose which is used to honor and glorify God. Because of God’s grace and the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ, we are humbled to use our gifts and talents to be a service to you !
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Lisa Poe - Owner/Director/Occupational Therapist
Lisa Poe is the owner and founder of A Focused Brain, LLC. Lisa has been a Occupational Therapist for over 25 years working with a wide variety of clients including ADD,Autism, Stroke, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, MS and many other neurological and orthopedic diagnosis. She is a Certified Interactive Metronome Provider and a Certified Integrated Listening System Provider. She is also trained in Constraint Induced Therapy, Bioness H200, Saebo Splint and Hand Writing Without Tears And Hippotherapy.
Lisa is a speaker for Interactive Metronome traveling across the United States certifying other medical professionals in the use of Interactive Metronome. I addition she is the author of The Fall prevention booklet for Interactive Metronome.
Jennifer Craig - Occupational Therapist
Jennifer Craig is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist and was graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1999. She has experience in treating the geriatric, young adult and pediatric populations. As the mother of a child with sensory integration dysfunction and ADHD, Jennifer has both personal experience and a true passion for helping children and families overcome the challenges this presents and ultimately improve the quality of life for all involved . Jennifer also has training in the “Handwriting Without Tears” program with a passion for working in the school system.
Jennifer lives in the Jackson area with her husband and three children.
Kelli Colley - Occupational Therapist
Kelli Colley is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi in 1992. She has 26 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy, including the areas of inpatient rehabilitation, acute care pediatric treatment, and outpatient pediatrics. Kelli began her career at Children’s Rehabilitation Center where she soon was promoted to Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services at Batson Children’s Hospital where she served in the role until retiring. Kelli has been part of A Focused Brain Team since 2015.
Kelli is married to Ken Colley and has two daughters, Anna Paige and Emma. The family has rescued and adopted three cats named Lola, Rosie, and Mimsy who have adapted well to their forever home. Kelli is currently the President of Germantown Band Boosters and has served on the Executive Committee there for the past three years. Anna Paige and Emma have been very involved in the band program at Germantown, playing flute and clarinet since they began middle school. Kelli’s hobbies include watching her children’s musical performances, reading, and traveling with her family.
Juliana Upchurch - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Juliana, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She then graduated with a degree from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2017 from Florida State College at Jacksonville. After finishing school, Juliana spent the first few years of her career working as a COTA in skilled nursing facilities. She joined at A Focused Brain in August of 2020 and she is excited to be in pediatrics working with kids with a focus in sensory integration.
Juliana is married to Kyle Upchurch and they have a dog named Willow. Juliana is originally from the state of Mississippi, but has spent 9 of her most recent years in the state of Florida. She is PADI Scuba Certified and enjoys traveling, being with family and friends, riding her bike with her husband, drinking coffee, and eating crème brulee!
Gina Sawyer - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Gina Sawyer graduated from the Holmes Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program in
2003 with an Associates of Applied Science degree. She began her career treating geriatrics in a skilled
nursing facility. She also has experience in pediatrics working with children with autism, school settings,
and a clinic setting and also implemented a BCBS grant funded Therapeutic Recreation program at
Magnolia Speech School. She became a part of the team at A Focused Brain in 2019. She has training in
the “Handwriting Without Tears” program and has conducted a handwriting summer camp at A Focused
Gina is married to Jason and has two sons and one daughter. They love spoiling their two dogs and cats.
They are in the process of adopting internationally and have a heart for foster care and adoption. Gina
enjoys homeschooling her children and her entire family is actively involved in children’s ministry, small
group leadership, and homeschool co-op at Parkway Church in Madison. They love going on Mississippi
adventures to explore unique locales within the state. Their favorite place to travel out-of-state is to
Florida to explore beaches and Florida’s natural springs. Gina and Jason enjoy assisting their children in
their extracurricular activities including archery, ballet, robotics, drama team and church activities.
John Poe, Office Manager
John is the office manger over the clinic and takes care of all the insurance, billing, marketing and payroll for A Focused Brain.
John has a background in sales and sales training in the pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years and with Hallmark Greeting Cards for over 8 years.. John is a graduate from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. He is married to Lisa and they have one son who loves skydiving and is a commercial pilot. Our family are members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison.