Meet the Team

Team picture. From left to right, top to bottom: Bri, Shannon, Julia; Julie, Lizzie, Brandie, Amber

Meet the Team

Hey there! We're the team at Unlimited Potential Pediatrics. We love what we do and the joy that comes from empowering children to explore their "Unlimited Potential"!

Lizzy Medina, MOTR/L

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Meet Lizzy, co-owner of Unlimited Potential Pediatrics. Lizzy graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in psychology and went on to pursue her master's degree in occupational therapy from A.T. Still University. She graduated in January 2015. Lizzy is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding with additional training for helping children on the Autism spectrum. She is also certified in therapeutic listening, Handwriting Without Tears, and sensory integration through the University of Southern California. She has also sought out additional training in the areas of ADHD, school-based therapy, and visual deficits.  

Lizzy was on the path to becoming a psychologist when she discovered occupational therapy during an observation. She knew immediately that OT was the career she had been searching for. Lizzy has a passion for helping children and their families overcome challenges while focusing on all they can do. Her therapy style is fun and interactive, and she has the ability to connect with her patients with ease. This results in her patients enjoying therapy and looking forward to their sessions. Lizzy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, exercising, being outdoors, and attending OU football games.

Brandie Phillips, COTA/L

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Meet Brandie, co-owner of Unlimited Potential Pediatrics. Brandie graduated from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Oklahoma City Community College in 2013 with a degree in Applied Science. She realized early on that her patience and fun-loving personality would serve her well working with children, and she has spent her career serving students with a variety of diagnoses in the public-school system. Among her many accomplishments, Brandie is certified in SOS Approach To Feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting without Tears, The Alert Program for Self-Regulation, and “Smart But Scattered” strategies for children with ADHD. Brandie values the involvement of families and educational figures and believes in a strength-based approach to therapy. She’s passionate about building a child’s self-confidence and using their strengths to improve their independence in school, home, and community life. Brandie enjoys, traveling, reading, attending her children's sporting events and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren.

Shannon Kunkel, MOTR/L

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Shannon attended the University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology. She obtained her masters degree in occupational therapy in 2018 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, although she will deny any loyalty to the Longhorns. Shannon moved from her hometown of Katy, Texas to Norman where she spent the first four years of her career working with adults in the inpatient rehabilitation and hospital setting. She transitioned to pediatric therapy where she discovered how much joy she found in working with children. Shannon has completed training in therapeutic listening and utilizes her critical thinking and detail-oriented mindset to maximize the independence and wellbeing of her clients in a purposeful and playful way. When she isn’t planning for treatments, you may find her reading, enjoying a fitness class, or spending time at home with her husband and pets.

Julia Albert, COTA/L

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Julia is a Certified OT Assistant at UPP. She loves spending time with her husband and twin girls. Mrs. Julia is certified in Therapeutic Listening & The SOS Approach to Feeding and loves being able to use her creative side to find fun ways to connect with all children. Her favorite part of working in pediatrics is that each day is a new adventure. Getting to celebrate all the victories with her kiddos, big and small, makes each day a joy!

Brianna Hill, COTA/L

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Brianna is an OT Assistant at UPP.  She is certified in Therapeutic Listening & The SOS Approach to Feeding and loves how fun it is to explore food in a playful way! Brianna is passionate about OT because she loves getting to see kids gain confidence in themselves and their abilities.  Her hobbies include working out, spending time with her husband & pets and doing puzzles!

Julie Baublit, OTA/L

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Julie is an OT Assistant at UPP and a long time Norman resident.  Her children both attend Norman Schools and watching them play sports is one of her favorite hobbies. Mrs. Julie is certified in Therapeutic Listening & Handwriting Without Tears and really enjoys working with children and their families to improve their daily life.  Her patient and laid back personality helps her build wonderful relationships and makes therapy so much fun!

Amber, COTA/L

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Meet Amber, an OT Assistant at UPP. Amber returned to school later in life to earn her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Oklahoma City Community College in the spring of 2023.  Her years as a mom have helped prepare her for her career as a pediatric therapist. Amber is certified in SOS feeding therapy with plans to pursue certifications in primitive reflex integration and therapeutic listening.

Amber is curious by nature and is determined to figure out the next best therapeutic step for each child. Amber has a calm demeanor which helps her clients feel comfortable quickly.

Amber is a native Normanite and has two kids that play multiple sports, keeping her busy around the clock.
In her free time she enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, and cuddling with her dogs.