TheraTree Pediatric Therapy


Leadership is integral part of our organization.

We produce leaders in our professionals and our community.

Here is the TheraTree Leadership team:

Jessica K. Lynn Hatfield, MS, OTR/L, CKTP, SIPT, RYT200

Owner, CEO


Jessica teaches the sensory integration content for the Madisonville OTA Program (2015 - Present). She has presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association's Conference (2018, 2019), Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (2019), Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association's annual conference (2015, 2016). She was invited as a guest presenter for AOTA's webinar series in 2020. She is currently a pilot tester & normative data collector for a new standardized assessment: Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration.

Jessica continues to perform music with many ensembles such as: Chamber Winds Louisville,  and occasionally subbing for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. She teaches clarinet, flute, saxophone, and oboe to children of all ages and all walks of life.

Jessica K. Lynn Hatfield is a graduate of Spalding University with her Masters in Science of Occupational Therapy (2013) and the University of Louisville where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Music (2010). 

Jessica holds the following specialty certifications:

  • Sensory Integration (#4587),  SIPT
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Astronaut Training
  • Feeding in the SOS Approach
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Reiki Level 1 & 2
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, 200RYT Baptiste Institute
Jessica serves the following organizations:

  • Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association
    • Member, 2010 - Present
    • Student Representative, 2011 - 2013 
    • Public Media Manager 2013 - Present
  • American Occupational Therapy Association 
    • Member, 2010 - Present
  • Supporting Pediatric Resource Opportunities Unique to Therapy 
    • President 2019 - Present
  • Owensboro Autism Network 
    • Executive Board Member, 2017 
    • President 2018 - 2019
  • Spading University Student Occupational Therapy Association 
    • Networking Chair, blue cohort 2010-2013. 
  • Delta Omicron, International Music Fraternity
    • Social Chair, Zeta Chapter, 2008 - 2009
    • President, Zeta Chapter, 2009 - 2010
    • Province President, Alpha South Province, 2012 - 2014
  • Ohio Equestrian's Inc. 
    • Volunteer, 2001-2007 & 2016

Kaitlin Palmer, MS, OTR/L

Clinical & Quality Manager

Mari Kaitlin Palmer earned her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Science from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015. Kaitlin completed additional certification for working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through an Interdisciplinary Autism Certificate program. She has presented posters discussing social skills groups for individuals with autism at the OCALICON Autism Conference and the AOTA student conclave in 2016. She has had the opportunity to present to various housing staffs, at Eastern Kentucky University, about disability awareness in the residence halls and including students with disabilities in the housing environment. During her graduate assistantship, she was able to create a pilot mentoring program to promote the success of students with disabilities in higher education. She had the opportunity to present the program at the Milestones Autism Conference in 2017 and also in 2016 with her co-leader at the EKU Research Day. Kaitlin hopes to continue with creating and implementing new programs to promote the success and self-determination for individuals with disabilities. She has special interests in the areas of safety training, mental health, and autism spectrum disorder. She intends to complete research and pursue a doctorate. In her free time, Kailtin loves to run, craft, bake, decorate, and read. She also refinishes furniture and shops at antique malls with her family.

Dale E. Lynn, OTR/L

Patient Care Coordinator

Dale Lynn has been practicing occupational therapy for over 20 years.  Dale graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1998 at Indiana University Medical Center. He began specializing in pediatric services upon opening Lynn Occupational in 2000. As an OT practitioner, Dale has served in many organizations throughout the state including the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy (board member) and the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (President).