Our Staff

Karen Carter, M. Ed, MD is a general pediatrician who is board certified in developmental medicine. Karen attended medical school and completed her pediatric training at Medical College of Georgia. She completed a fellowship in developmental medicine at Emory University. She also has her Masters in Education and was a special education teacher for 14 years. She is an active volunteer for Special Olympics Georgia and has been involved with the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs.

Kimberly Ryckeley, CPNP-PC is our nurse practitioner. She came to our clinic while completing her schooling in 2016 and began full-time in May 2017. She enjoys supporting the families of our clinic to maximize their family member's potential. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 children.

Jenny Ferrara, CMA has worked with Karen since 2013. She graduated from the Augusta Tech Medical Assisting Program in December 2013. Along with her husband, Justin, she enjoys watching her 2 daughters, Karly and Hayden, and 1 son, Bryson, play and grow. Jenny absolutely loves working with our amazing miracle children and adults each day.

Kevin Enright, CTRS is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Kevin is better known throughout the area as Karen Carter's husband. He has over 25 years experience working with persons with disabilities. In addition to being able to provide recreation therapy at Augusta Developmental Specialists, he is our patient advocate, Office Manager, handy man, etc. He often works in the office answering phones or assisting where ever needed. He has been a head coach with Special Olympics Georgia since 1995.

Emily Dressler, Speech Therapist has been a therapist since 2009 after graduating from Valdosta State University with a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She enjoys working with the kids and seeing all the progress they make. Away from work, she enjoys time with her husband and son, as well as her two dogs, Sammy & BlackJack. She also enjoys hanging out with her nephews and nieces, camping, running, crafting, and sports.

Jasmine Dawson, Occupationall Therapist has been working with Karen since December 2018.


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Some of our Specialties

We would like to help you get the services you need. We offer the following:

  • - Developmental assessment & Follow up
  • - Care coordination
  • - Assessments for equipment
  • - Speech Therapist
  • - Physical Therapist
  • - Patient advocate
  • - Prescription refills
  • - Wheelchair clinic