Dr. Ray Booth, PhD
Ray earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University. He brings to BBE his 35+ years’ experience working with individuals and families. Before starting his private practice, he managed the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Ray has been impressed with the worry and concern of parents who have children with learning and developmental problems. He has also seen that many of the emotional issues of adult’s stem from their own neurobehavioral issues that were not corrected during childhood.
Owner & Executive Director
Dawna holds degrees in child development and interior design, also from Brigham Young University. She is an avid skier, an accomplished musician (piano), and a skilled artisan (almost any craft). She has held numerous leadership positions in her business and in the community. Her experience in sales and marketing while running her own successful retail business is an important asset to BBE. However, she counts her 35 years as a homemaker, mother and grandmother as her most valuable contribution.
Ray and Dawna were seeking assistance for their own family members when they discovered the groundbreaking Brain Balance Program established by Dr. Robert Melillo. When they discovered there was no Brain Balance Center in Idaho, they were determined to bring one to the Boise area. While visiting other centers, they were impressed with the improvements being attained on a consistent basis. After extensive training with Dr. Melillo and his staff in New York, Ray and Dawna opened their first franchise in Eagle, Idaho in August of 2013.
Education: B.S. Exercise Science/Emphasis in Exercise Physiology, 2016
Natasha comes to Brain Balance with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, from Boise State University. She has been assessing and coaching kids, ages 4-18, at Brain Balance, since 2015. She loves working with kids and being a role model through her coaching! She enjoys many activities, some include, hiking, riding her bike on the Greenbelt, and playing board games with her friends and family on the weekends.
Bridget Frank comes to us with experience as a director of operations and marketing of an international franchise. Her passion for education led her into working directly with the Idaho school districts for Junior Achievement of Idaho, Boy Scouts of America, and other organizations. Bridget is currently on the PTO Board for Cynthia Mann Elementary. She loves being involved in the education system, reading and Idaho history and outdoors, as a 5th-generation Idahoan.
Testimonial: Bridget and her husband have three children; a son serving in the US Navy, another son recently graduated cooking school that has struggled with anxiety, and 11 yr old daughter who successfully attended Brain Balance for her academic struggles. As a concerned Mom, she knew this program was the only way to help her little girl (after witnessing much frustration with her son) and after just 3 months she got OFF her IEP! Her daughter also successfully transitioned to big girl panties after issues (fear) of incontinence due to a prior medical condition. A HUGE relief for the entire family and boost of confidence for her daughter.
Jalani recently graduated from Boise State University in 2018 earning two B.S. degrees in Health Science and Psychology and plans on getting her master’s in counseling and behavioral therapy. She has taken many courses including Child and Adolescent Development, Behavioral Psychology, Personality, and various anatomy and research classes. Jalani has a passion for helping others learn, develop, and gain further insight making Brain Balance the best place to be! In her free time, Jalani likes to exercise, go hiking, attend music festivals and concerts, and be surrounded by friends.
Riley graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and is currently a physical therapy assistant student at Carrington College in Boise, Idaho. She is working towards a rewarding career in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Riley looks forward to building lasting positive relationships with families, and good habits in the children she works with. In her off time Riley enjoys reading, watching movies, exploring her new outdoor environment in Boise, and learning new knitting patterns.
Mike is new to the Boise area with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and currently working on his Masters in Sports Management. He is also a soccer coach and has worked with all age levels. He enjoys making an impact and helping kids reach their true potential.