Donna discovered Brain Balance by watching a late night Brain Balance commercial featuring a parent, who exhausted all the resources the local public school could offer. She finally found hope and answers in the Brain Balance program for their child. It was followed by the ticker tape across the bottom of the screen, “Franchises available in California.” Intrigued by the possibility of owning a business that could benefit so many Donna wanted to know more. Donna attended an event to hear the founder, Dr. Robert Melillo to learn more about this groundbreaking program. Dr. Melillo’s passion and commitment to bringing Brain Balance to families to help them overcome behavior, social, or academic struggles (in a holistic approach) was contagious and convincing. Now she desires to educate her own community about the importance of correcting underlying brain imbalances for children as the building block of their long-term change and success in all areas of life.
As a retired local educator with over 30 years of special education and physical education experience, Donna is now thrilled to begin this journey. She is excited to discover and work alongside Inland Empire families to support their children in reaching their full potential. She believes that by striving to support the children, we are supporting their families. In doing so, we also make our communities stronger. Now she desires to educate her own community about the importance of correcting underlying brain imbalances for children as this is the building block of their long-term change and success in all areas of life.
Donna earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education and an Education Specialist teaching credential with the Autism supplemental certificate from Azusa Pacific University. Her undergraduate degree in Physical Education and a K-12 California teaching credential are from Humboldt State University.
Reylene comes to the Center of Redlands with a degree from California State University of San Bernardino holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and, as of 2018, a Master of Business Administration (Marketing Emphasis) from the University of Redlands. She is a strong business leader with a diverse professional background from public education to sales management. She thrives in challenging environments, demonstrating strength in healthy organic growth, delivering integrity and consistency in both life and business decisions. Watching her mother, a Project Manager of L.A. County’s “Yo Watts” (Youth Opportunity Movement in Watts, CA) at a young age, gave Reylene the passion and drive to volunteer and work hard to help others, especially children. As the Center Director of Redlands, Reylene will establish relationships with local school districts, universities, businesses, and charities, in our mission to
strengthen the neurological development of children from Redlands and its surrounding cities.
Jasmine is a California Baptist University Alumn and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Physical Education and Single Subject Credential at Azusa Pacific University. Ultimately, she is working towards becoming an Adaptive P.E teacher. While in school she interned at Marketplace Physical Therapy where she enjoyed working with a variety of patients with ranging severity of injuries. Her passion for helping people led her overseas to India and England where she engaged with children from surrounding communities. Jasmine began her journey here as a coach and came to our center after being an Assistant Director of a surrounding center. She says she enjoys working at Brain Balance because of the rewarding strides she sees these kiddos make. Jasmine is energetic and strives to make every child feel noticed, valued, and challenged.
Elaina is our dedicated, enthusiastic Lead Coach and Assessor here at Brain Balance of Redlands. Elaina is pursuing a career in Psychology with the goal of furthering her education in the field of Occupational Therapy. She is a devoted volunteer in the children’s ministry at Sandals Church and facilitates age appropriate lessons. Throughout the week she leads a group of teens in spiritual and intellectual conversation and devotion. Elaina’s heart for the youth in her community has made her a warm and passionate leader at multiple summer camps. Elaina’s background, experience and impeccable work ethic make her a strong and well suited asset to our Brain Balance Team.
Matthew graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Exercise Science. While in school he got the opportunity to intern at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center and The Body Center of Claremont gaining experience in treating patients with therapeutic exercises, hands-on care and patient education. Matthew’s currently enrolled at Stanbridge University to further his education within the field of Occupational Therapy. Through his program he has gained hands-on experience in a skilled nursing and Alzheimer’s facility. Matthew has a passion for helping others succeed to their fullest potential and strives to create a positive impact in the lives of those he works with. Matthew’s experience and enthusiasm make him a great addition to our Brain Balance Team.
Katie is a recent graduate from California Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Through her educational career, she has had the opportunity to work and intern at various places including Marketplace Physical Therapy and Wellness Center where her love for helping others was strengthened. There she gained valuable hands-on experience working with a wide range of individuals. She has a huge passion and love for helping others, especially children. Katie is determined to one day be a Physical Therapist with a concentration in Pediatrics. Katie’s passion, experience, and educational background make her a strong asset to our Brain Balance team.
Emily graduated from La Sierra University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Science. She is currently a graduate student at Loma Linda University working on earning her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Throughout her educational experience she has had the opportunity to intern at various pediatric clinics, including SenseAbilities and Leaps and Bounds. In addition to interning for a Lifestyle Medicine program in Redlands and volunteering at the Redlands Senior Center. She loves working at Brain Balance because of her passion to help kids feel accomplishment and confidence that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Emily’s passion and positive attitude make her a great addition to the Brain Balance team.
Kylie graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry. Kylie is pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy with intentions to specialize in pediatrics. She is a devout volunteer in the children’s ministry at LifePoint Church and leads fun activities that help groups of children build a spiritual connection. She is passionate about mental health and is determined to help others improve all aspects of their lives. She says she loves working at Brain Balance because of how rewarding it is to see children improve skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Her patience and positivity make her a great addition to our Brain Balance team.
Brittney is a California Baptist University alumn with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Early Intervention. While attending school, Brittney gathered educational experience working as a teacher’s aide within a Kindergarten classroom. For over 3 years, she also coached at Inland Empire Aquatics helping youth between the ages of 5-12 develop proper swimming techniques. Her passion for helping children push beyond their own limits fuel her goal of becoming a kindergarten teacher. Brittney’s prior educational and professional experiences make her a great asset to our team. Her motivating spirit and compassionate nature help children feel valued and inspired. She enjoys being witness to the accomplishments that the children make while journeying through their program here at Brain Balance.