Dr. Jim Poole, founder of FastBraiin and Growing Child Pediatrics, has an affinity for helping those with ADHD find and utilize their strengths. With this passion, he founded FastBraiin, a national program for those with attention, focus, and/or mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This program has served over 5,000 people of all ages with ADHD and/or medical issues. The integrative approach of FastBraiin has helped over 4,000 students reach the A/B Honor Roll at school and has supported 94% adults in the program in getting to a positive place in life. Since its founding in 1998, Growing Child Pediatrics has been able to serve over 10,000 patients and now boasts seven locations throughout North Carolina.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Poole has played an integral role in bringing the topic of childcare to the forefront of political conversation by testifying to the US Senate and Senator Kennedy on the state of childcare in the US. As a spokesperson and advocate for higher access to quality childcare, he developed the first 5-star childcare centers in North Carolina and the first sick-child care center. Dr. Poole has also founded Camp Challenge for Children with Asthma in NC and Healthy Child Care America for the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a US Army Meritorious Service Medal recipient, he has served on the Government Task Force for Mental Health. Dr. Poole is also a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow who co-chairs the National Tribal Conference.
In his free time, Dr. Jim can be found playing in national tennis tournaments, golfing, and enjoying all types of sports with his wife of over forty years, his three sons, and eight grandchildren. Though he currently resides in NC, he lived in El Paso for three years and loved it.
Fun Fact: He was stationed in Europe as Chief of Pediatrics at 5th General Hospital for three years. During this time, he traveled and skied throughout Europe and got to experience going through Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall.