Meet Our Providers
Karen D. Sullivan, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Sullivan founded Pinehurst Neuropsychology in November 2013. She is a Clinical Psychologist with specialty training in Clinical Neuropsychology, licensed in the state of North Carolina. Prior to coming to Pinehurst, Dr. Sullivan was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Dr. Sullivan received her doctoral degree at Boston University in 2009 and then completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Her goal is to help people understand the impact of their condition on everyday functioning and provide genuinely helpful recommendations that address the cognitive, behavioral and emotional concerns of the patient, family and referring provider. Although Dr. Sullivan’s practice includes adults throughout the lifespan (18 and over), she has extensive training in clinical issues unique to older adults.
She created the I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN with Dr. Sullivan program and won the 2017 LeadingAge North Carolina Excellence in Collaboration for the development of the lecture series.
Taeh Ward, PhD
Dr. Ward is from Charlotte, North Carolina and completed her undergraduate education at Duke University before working in dementia research for two years at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ward received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Adult Neuropsychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine. Dr. Ward has extensive training and clinical experience providing services to individuals with a range of medical and neurological disorders including cardiopulmonary and hepatic illness, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders, brain tumor and injury, stroke, dementia, and ADHD, among others. She also has research experience and interest in the evaluation of capacity. Previously an Instructor/Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Ward was licensed in North Carolina and joined Pinehurst Neuropsychology in September 2015. She is board eligible and currently starting the process of board certification in clinical neuropsychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Ward is a member of our Memory Clinic and has specialty training and experience in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and pre-surgical evaluations. Her practice includes consultation and neuropsychological assessment of adults (18 and older) experiencing a range of medical, neurological, and psychological disorders in order to enhance overall quality of life. Dr. Ward’s goal is to assist patients, their families, and other providers to understand and address cognitive, behavioral, and emotional concerns which can impact everyday functioning and relationships.
Maryanne Edmundson, PhD
Dr. Edmundson completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2015. She completed her internship and post-doctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System. She is currently working toward board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Edmundson has extensive training and experience in dementia, traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disorders, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, and complex medical and psychiatric conditions. Her practice includes consultation and neuropsychological assessment of adults (18 and older). Dr. Edmundson’s goal is to (1) provide a comprehensive evaluation of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional concerns, (2) assist patients, their families, and referring providers to understand their concerns and effects on daily functioning, and (3) improve quality of life through clear and specific recommendations.
Jenna Renfroe, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Renfroe is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, licensed in the state of North Carolina. Dr. Renfroe received her doctoral degree at University of Florida in 2014 in Clinical and Health Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology and then completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Movement Disorders Center of Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Neurology, Division of Neurosciences.
Dr. Renfroe has more than 10 years of experience specializing in Movement Disorders, including idiopathic Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, and essential tremor. Prior to joining Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain and Memory Clinic, she was part of a comprehensive stroke care center for the leading stroke care facility in the Northeast Florida, South Georgia region.
Other areas of specialty include neurodegenerative conditions, traumatic brain injury, the Veteran population, and neuropsychiatric conditions. She has completed specialty training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness skills training.
Dr. Renfroe is committed to compassionate, service-oriented clinical care that focuses on the whole person, including their "village." She is also passionate about community outreach and education efforts to increase brain and mental health awareness and help you "bring your brain to life."
Heather Tippens, LCPC, LPC
Heather Tippens, LCPC, LPC, joined Pinehurst Neuropsychology in February 2015, providing diagnostic and therapy services to adults living with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress related to being a military spouse including deployment and living with a PTSD partner, caregiver support and adjustment to medical illness, including neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain tumor and early stage dementia.
Heather’s goal is to reduce the stigma and barriers of seeking counseling, help people develop emotional wellness, and improve relationships and daily functioning.
Heather maintains active licenses to practice mental health counseling in North Carolina and Maryland. She now offers telehealth counseling for the Pinehurst Neuropsychology community.
Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 5:00pm
45 Aviemore Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374