At Cook Children's, taking care of kids means including the whole family. We take the time to listen to you and your child, answer questions and help you navigate parenthood.
Our Willow Park doctors are specialists in the health care of infants, children and adolescents. Our team includes board certified pediatricians that, together with you, will get your kids on the path to leading happy and healthy lives.
Tara Haraldson joined Cook Children's in 2009 as a registered nurse in the emergency department. She completed her bachelor's degree at TCU in 2007, where she competed in swimming all four years. After several years of working as a nurse in adult and pediatric care, Tara attended UTA and obtained her masters as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. She joined Cook Children's Willow Park upon graduation in 2013. She is a three time recipient of the Clinical Excellence in Pediatrics Award from UTA and is currently a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Tara enjoys building relationships with families and takes special interest in the promotion of breastfeeding and nutrition for all ages. She also likes caring for athletes and helping them stay in top condition.
Tara and her husband, Sam, live in Fort Worth where he works as an emergency room physician. They have four kids. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Sperry graduated with honors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While at Texas Tech, she was active in the Texas Nurses Students' Association as the Senior Programs and Projects Director.
Sperry joined Cook Children's in 2009 in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). In that role, she earned the Daisy Award, an award given to a nurse that is nominated and selected by the parents of patients for excellence in patient care. She continued her education while working full time and received her master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in May of 2015.
She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Sperry lives in Aledo with her husband, Sandy, a police officer with Haltom City, and her daughter, Gracie, who was born in 2014.
Ashley McLaughlin completed her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M in 2008. She joined Cook Children's in 2009 as a registered nurse in the hematology and oncology unit. After six years of caring for children with blood and cancer disorders, Ashley attended The University of Texas at Arlington and obtained her master's degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner. After graduating, Ashley went to work in the Cook Children's Urgent Care Center as a nurse practitioner. In July of 2018, she joined the Cook Children's Willow Park clinic where she enjoys working with patients as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Ashley is board certified in both primary and acute care.
Ashley has a passion for helping others, especially children. Ashley grew up in Weatherford and currently lives in Aledo with her husband, daughter and son.