About Us

Mary Hammock, Provider

Mary graduated from The University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997. She worked at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children as a pediatric medical/surgical nurse. In December of 1999, she graduated with a Master of Science Nursing degree from Emory University. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and participate in continuing education activities. During her education, she spent many clinical hours in a busy primary care pediatric practice.

Mary is educated to evaluate and diagnose illnesses and injuries and treat, as well as prescribe according to clinical research and recommendations. She is thorough in wellness checks and sports participation physicals. Mary can order and interpret lab results and x-rays, and counsel patients and their families about treatment plans, general health, and illness specific education. She has worked in other busy pediatric practices for more than 11 years and enjoys getting to know her patients and their families. She loves to watch the children grow into beautiful and accomplished young adults, with big dreams ahead.

Healthy Steps Pediatrics opened in March of 2011. Mary is incredibly excited to have her own practice and looks forward to continuing relationships and building new ones with not only your children, but also your family. Mary has developed special interests over the years, including allergies, asthma, autism, abdominal pain, foster care, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and special needs.

Mary enjoys teaching and continues to lecture at Emory University. She often has clinical NP students in the office.

Mary has four beautiful and awesome children, ages 7 to 12 years. She is proud to be the mother of a special needs child. Being a mother has enriched her life and improved her practice. She has lived in Cobb County since 2002. She feels incredibly blessed!!!

Dr. Caroline Miller

Caroline B. Miller, MD is a native of Roswell, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Furman University then proceeded to Marshall University School of Medicine. After earning her medical degree, she completed a residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she stayed to serve as chief resident.

Since returning to the Atlanta area, Dr. Miller worked at CHOA Scottish Rite emergency room for 9 years then in private practice for five years.

Dr. Miller is excited to join Healthy Steps as she has a strong desire to partner with families to maximize their child’s potential. Dr. Miller has experience in multiple disease processes; however, her passion is to improve nutrition and wellness to enhance quality of life and prevent diseases, when possible.

Caroline and her husband have three sons who are in high school and college. They enjoy outdoor sports, travel, being involved in their church and any time together as a family.

Meagan

Meagan grew up in Roswell, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development. Meagan then obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree from what was formerly known as the Medical College of Georgia (now termed Augusta University) in 2013. Meagan also obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing (with her focus in pediatrics) from Augusta University May of 2016.

Her former work experience includes numerous hours working with children in a variety of settings and 4 years working as a bedside nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Meagan has special interests in early childhood (birth-age 5), asthma, and wellness promotion in the pediatric population.
Meagan and her husband, Aaron, have one young son, Parker. In her free time, Meagan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, spending time outdoors, and staying involved at her local church.

Ellen

Kelly Everden is thrilled to be joining the Healthy Steps Pediatrics team. Hailing from the state of Michigan, Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University and a Master of Science in Parent-Child Nursing from the University of Michigan. Kelly is also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board. Kelly is a member of of the Georgia and National NAPNAP Organization and a former board member of the Michigan NAPNAP Chapter.

Kelly began her nursing career in 1997 at the Detroit Medical Center as a staff nurse in the General Medicine/ENT unit and then moved her skills to the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Group of Michigan as a general pediatric nurse. In 2003, Kelly began to work exclusively in urban based middle/high school health centers in southeast suburban Detroit. In this role as Nurse Practitioner, Kelly provided primary care services, health classes, and health counseling to school aged children and adolescents.

In 2017, Kelly moved from Michigan with her husband Nate, sons Ryan and Josh to Marietta. When Kelly is not practicing her nursing skills, she enjoys playing with cats Annie & Alice, baking, exercise, miniatures and spending time with her beloved family.

Ann

Ann is an Atlanta, Georgia native. She started her nursing career at Medical College of Georgia in Athens, GA. In 2011, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She returned to Atlanta and obtained a job at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston.

Her six years nursing experience at CHOA includes general pediatric floor, pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. During this time, she attended Georgia State University to acquire her Master of Science in Nursing which she completed in 2016. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She has a passion for children and has participated in a mission trip in Haiti for the pediatric population. She loves working with children and enjoys them at all stages of development. She enjoys teaching and serves as a clinical instructor for Georgia State University for student nurses.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling and spending time outdoors with her dog, Sandy. Ann is happily married to her husband, Emmanuel. She enjoys traveling to new countries every year and has visited over 12 countries including her family’s native country, Nigeria. Her specialty interests include: obesity prevention, vaccine advocacy and wellness promotion.