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Staff Members

Diane Sands

Diane Sands

Owner/Executive Director

Diane Sands joined Brain Balance of Encino as the new owner of the Center in May 2018. She is the Mom of a special kiddo who blossomed under the Brain Balance Program and looks forward to sharing that with other families. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and a M.B.A. in Health Services Management, a field in which she spent most of her career. Diane is a local resident, understands the real obstacles that special families face and is excited about spending her days working with kids who can benefit from the Brain Balance Program and have a fighting chance to reach their full potential.

Daniel Rodriguez

Program Director

Daniel Rodriguez has been an integral part of two Brain Balance teams for over five years. He began as a Sensory Motor Coach, trained by Brain Balance leaders as well as the founder of the Brain Balance Program, Dr. Robert Melillo. Inspired by his passion to work with children, Daniel has embraced his years of experience, training and education and joins Brain Balance of Encino as Program Director. Daniel sees all children as gifted and passionately shares his knowledge of Brain Balance with Center families while helping each and every one of our students reach their full potential.

Celine Crichi

Assistant Director

Celine comes to Brain Balance of Encino with hands-on experience in physical therapy, motor learning and behavior in children with learning and behavioral challenges. She graduated from CSUN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and will be soon be starting her Master’s Research Program in Motor Learning, Control and Behavior. Celine joined the Brain Balance family as a Sensory Motor coach where she applied her education and experience, quickly becoming a trainer for new coaches in the Brain Balance Program. Celine’s passion and dedication help guide each of our students to strive towards their full potential while having fun along the way.

Brain Balance Center of Encino




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17323 Ventura Blvd

Suite 100

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