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 adults 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.
Their journey: 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, followed by two more in Portland, Oregon.
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.
Graduate of the University of Idaho, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development and Family Relations. Sarah has spent many years working with children and their families of all abilities, all ages, and all populations. Sarah has a Child Health Consultant Certificate, and has volunteered many hours working in educating young at risk moms on how to care for their child. In her free time, she loves to be outside with her kids; gardening, yoga, nutrition, and running are all things she incorporates with her family.
Testimonial: Sarah has 2 young boys ages 3 and 5. Her oldest has had his own struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder and recently finished up with Occupational Therapy. Her youngest was involved in Speech due to chronic fluid in his ears. He said “Momma” at 26 months old! Imagine the tears that came with that! As a parent who has struggled with finding the answers and the right path for her children; Brain Balance came at just the right time.
Madison will be graduating in May 2017 from Idaho State University with her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Minor in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to get her masters in Speech Language Pathology, and work in elementary schools. Madison has been babysitting kids of all ages for the past eight years, which is where her passion for working with children has stemmed from. After observing so many hours in speech clinics, she is excited to be more hands-on as a Brain Balance Coach. In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time outside, whether it be boating in the summer- or skiing in the winter, reading, and being around friends and family.
Daniel was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, moving to Boise when he was 10. After graduating Centennial high school, where he played offensive tackle, he served four year in the United States Marine Corp deploying in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines. In his spare times he enjoys reading, running, and lifts weights. In 2017, he
Graduated from Boise State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science.
Skylar Luna is majoring in Kinesiology at Boise State University, where she will graduate in May of 2018. She is passionate about helping others, which is why working at brain balance is so enjoyable for her! She has participated in many different volunteer opportunities, her favorite being a trip to Haiti where she worked in an orphanage and helped build homes for the less fortunate. When she is not at school or working, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, exercising, cooking, crafting, playing with dogs, and taking naps.