Our Staff

Meet the Team

Anne McCoy
Executive Director since 2019

Occupational Therapist since 2008

Anne is the Executive Director of the Little Light House, a Christian developmental center providing services to children with special needs birth to age six. Anne attended Oral Roberts University for her general studies and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She has provided pediatric occupational therapy in several settings in the Tulsa Area, including owning and managing her own occupational therapy company for ten years before coming on staff to LLH in 2008. Anne is a woman of faith; she has taught in several Christian settings. She has served in ministry-related positions for years and also served on the Jenks Public School Board for a decade.

Leadership Team
Linda Steed

Senior Director of National and Global Impact

Linda received a B.S. degree and certification in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma in 1974. She has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1974 and at Little Light House since 1996. Linda was inspired to pursue a PT career by her father, a polio survivor who faced many challenges and lived a successful life. Working with children with special needs in an orphanage in China in 1995 and a trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 1996, where she worked with children with special needs and their families, motivated Linda to serve the students at LLH as a member of the transdisciplinary team and delivering physical therapy services. She was also a foundational leader in developing the LLH’s Global Impact program. She has led 18 trips to teach about working with children with special needs in 6 countries outside of the U.S.

Molly Smith

Senior Director of Advancement

Molly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Multi-disciplinary studies – Psychology and Rehabilitation. She joined the LLH staff in 2006 as a teaching Associate.  After spending time in the classroom as an Associate, she moved into administration and served in multiple development roles. In 2011, she moved into her current role as Director of Development. She is passionate about connecting the community to our children and their families and serving our donors by helping them fulfill their heart’s desire to change lives.

Lauren Gebhard

Senior Director of Children and Family Services

Lauren Gebhard completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Following that, she attended the University of Tulsa, where she earned her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013. Ever since, Lauren has served as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Little Light House. Lauren specializes in augmentative communication (AAC) and is a LAMP Certified Professional. She has training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and has a passion for helping problem feeders learn and grow in their personal and professional lives. Lauren adores the students at LLH and also has a huge heart for the families and mission of LLH, “glorifying God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and the community.” 

Katie Vinyard

Director of Finance & HR

Katie Vinyard completed her Master’s in Business Administration from Cornell University where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Tulsa with a specialization in theoretical mathematics. Her professional experience includes work at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Hilti, Inc. in both finance and supply chain. Katie is originally from Tulsa, OK and became connected with Little Light House as a volunteer in high school and college. She believes all humans are inherently valuable and is passionate about Little Light House’s mission of “glorifying God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and the community.”


Georgia Canady

Director of Development

Georgia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational and Corporate Communication. She joined the LLH staff in 2020 as the Director of Events. She has worked with children and families with neuromuscular diseases for the last five years by providing families with tools and resources. Georgia is honored to be a part of the LLH team while demonstrating the mission of LLH, which is to “glorifying God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and the community.” Georgia is passionate about connecting the community to our children, their families, and our mission.

Brittany Gartner

Director of Therapy

Brittany completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Arkansas State University. Before joining Little Light House, Brittany gained incredible experience in the outpatient pediatric setting where she received special training in orthotic management, seating and equipment! She served Little Light House as a Physical Therapist for 5 years before transitioning into the Director of Therapy role. Brittany has a love and passion for children with special needs and for parent education. She believes all children deserve to be celebrated and that all parents deserve to be confident, empowered caregivers. She loved her time as a classroom therapist and is excited about following the Lord’s call to move into this leadership role to serve our students and families in a new role.

Jodi Howe

Director of Family Learning Center

Jodi Howe graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and then received a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina in 2014.  Prior to Little Light House she worked as an occupational therapist in pediatric outpatient clinics and home health settings.  She then worked for five years as an occupational therapist in the developmental center at Little Light House. Her focus and training include sensory processing, positive behavioral supports, and using children’s passions and interests to fuel their visual and fine motor development. In 2021 she followed the Lord’s call to the position of Director of Family Learning Center and is humbled and excited to continue to serve families and students at the Little Light House from this role. 

Kimberly Kite

Director of Volunteer/College & Career & Jr Board

Kimberly Kite received a degree in journalism with emphasizes in PR and advertising from The University of Oklahoma, and a master’s degree in Education from Oral Roberts University. As the Director of Volunteers, College and Career, she uses all of skills she has developed to help connect people to the perfect volunteer experience at the LLH.    As a sibling of a LLH graduate, she is passionate about the program and is excited about being able to serve the children and families of LLH in this capacity. 

Administrative Staff
Sharon Keenan


Tracy Goins

Executive Director Assistant and Board Liaison

Ann Chinworth

Global Impact Assistant

Lucas Alexander

Creative Manager

David Strickland

IT and Building Engineer Assistant

Shawna McClung

Waiting List Coordinator

Meg Einer

Volunteer Coordinator

Brianah Dodson

Database Manager

Jordan Merrill

Family Programs Manager

Sara Massey

Development Coordinator

Therapy Team
Chris Staub


Paula Brice

Health Associate

The Little Light House Staff
Jamey Fox

Physical Therapist

Nikki Oakes

Physical Therapist

Alyx Calvert

Physical Therapist

Brooklyn Smith

Occupational Therapist

Courtney Hollingsworth

Occupational Therapist

Jordan Miller

Occupational Therapist

Lynda Crouch

Assistive Technology Coordinator

Clarey Sharum

Speech Language Pathologist

Riley Horton

Speech Language Pathologist

Lindsey Kehr

Speech Language Pathologist

Educational Services
Molly Willis

Children Services Coordinator

Mindy Cash

Connected Learning Manager 

Kristen Neary

Green Class Lead Teacher

Kellie Morris

Green Class Associate Teacher

Kyla Beasley

Aqua Class Lead Teacher

Hannah Sluka

Aqua Class Associate Teacher

Michelle Morris

Blue Class Lead Teacher

Taylor Cobler

Blue Class Lead Teacher

Blair Brown

Early Childhood Learning Specialist

Madi Medders

Jade Class Lead Teacher

Devin Estrem
Yellow Class Lead Teacher
Elana Aguilar

Yellow Class Associate Teacher

Rebecca Woeppel

Aqua Class Associate Teacher

Lesley Scott

Pink Class Lead Teacher

Seth Allen

Orange Class Associate Teacher

Kaley Gartner

Pink Class Associate Teacher

Haley Taylor

Jade Class Associate Teacher

Nicole Fields
Pink Class Lead Teacher
The Little Light House Staff
Madison Smith

Pink Class Associate Teacher

Jordan Hames
Purple Class Lead Teacher
Heather Sluka

Purple Class Associate Teacher

Maddie Donohue

Purple Class Associate Teacher

Faith White

Nursery Teacher

Cheryl Chamberlain

SKIP Teacher

Lauren Sicka

Orange Class Lead Teacher

Nicole Nichols

Coral Class Associate Teacher

Emily VanDyk

Red Class Lead Teacher

Maddie Owens

Red Class Associate Teacher

Kellie Grasich

Red Class Associate Teacher

Gabby Finley

Blue Class Associate Teacher

Nicole Kennedy

Jade Class Associate Teacher

Shawn Schwirr

Coral Class Associate Teacher

Jessica Sullivan

Coral Class Associate Teacher

Mason Myers

Floating Associate Teacher

Debbie Ross

Floating Associate Teacher

We strive to bring out the best in you.

The Little Light House is committed to hiring individuals who are committed Christians dedicated to glorifying God in their individual life through utilizing their gifts, talents, and expertise to further His kingdom.

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