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.
Judith began her Bachelors in Psychology at Cal State San Bernardino, and is also pursuing a certificate in Child Development with the aspiration of working in child therapy. Her experience inworking with children began as a high school volleyball coach, followed by becoming a coach/peer mentor in the Fontana school district. Judith’s journey with Brain Balance began in2022 as a sensory motor and academic coach. She later became an assessor and is now taking on the role as Program Director. She has enjoyed the privilege of working with our students as a coach and is excited to continue to offer her time and commitment to the future success of each student and their families.
Lesley is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Studio Art at the University of Redlands. For as long as she could remember, she always wanted to work in a field where she could mentor and help children. This led to her pursuing a career in education and is also currently enrolled in Redland’s Preliminary Undergraduate Teaching Credential Program. As a first-generation college student, her main aspiration is to give back to a community that helped her get to where she is now. Her goals have led to her volunteering and working with children of all ages on various sites. Lesley’s experience, skills, and passion makes her a great addition to the Brain Balance team.
Annifrid graduated with a Bachelors in Exercise Science from La Sierra University and is currently pursuing a career in Orthotics and Prosthetics. She has much experience working with children as a basketball and volleyball coach. Her goal is to teach children how to understand their own potential and push them to be the best that they could be. With such a warm and patient personality, Annifrid makes a great addition to the Brain Balance team.
Veronica De La Rosa
Veronica graduated from California State University with her bachelors in psychology and a minor in child development. She is currently pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Neuropsychology from Loma Linda University. Having had over two years of experience in working with children she enjoys being able to help motivate and guide them to reach new potentials. Her goal is to one day open a behavioral health clinic that can help serve communities in the inland empire. From this she hopes to shine light on the importance of mental health and its effects on one’s mental, physiological, and social-emotional well being. Veronica’s hopes to start helping spread this awareness through her work in Brain Balance Achievement Centers.
Adrian is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in allied health at the California University of San Bernardino in which he plans to progress into a doctorate program in Occupational Therapy upon completion of his undergrad. Adrian grew up volunteering as a youth sports trainer for the city of Fontana which led to him becoming fond of the idea of working with children and helping them reach their potential. Aspiring to provide positive influence among those around him, Adrian strives to be a positive source of development and personal growth. Adrian’s influence and positivity allows for him to be an essential part of the Brain Balance team.
Angela is currently attending California Baptist University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree. She has many years of experience working with children through the school district and educational programs. These experiences have helped her realize she enjoys helping children reach their full potential and providing encouragement along their journeys. She strives to be a positive role model advocating for kindness, respect, and accountability. Aspiring to provide constructive changes among those around her, Angela strives to be a positive source of personal growth and development. She focuses her energy on bringing enthusiasm to the team here at Brain Balance.
Ryan is currently applying to medical schools across the country to pursue his dream of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. He graduated from University of California, Irvine in 2023with a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology. Ryan grew up playing soccer from a young age and has consistently volunteered at many youth soccer events and camps. Whilst in high school, he served as an assistant coach at Loma Linda Academy Junior High Soccer Team. At university, he continued volunteering at local high schools to advocate for attending college and higher education. His experiences have helped him realize that he wants to help kids reach their full potential and to be a positive role model. He strives to bring energy and encouragement to the team here at Brain Balance.
BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF REDLANDS
Brain Balance helps children who struggle behaviorally, socially, and academically through a holistic and integrated approach that is customized to meet the needs of each child.