Brain Balance of Palm Beach Gardens – Meet Our Staff


Our Team

Mary Baker

Mary Baker

Executive Director

Mary Baker is a former teacher and a Board-Certified Cognitive Specialist. She joined Brain Balance Achievement Centers in South Carolina almost ten years ago, with six years of experience in the field of education. She graduated from Temple University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Early, Elementary and Special Education.

Mary’s educational background includes serving as a Lead Program Coordinator of Supplemental Education Services for Sylvan Learning Center, Assistant Director of an early childhood program, Lead Early Intervention Preschool Teacher, and 5th-grade Learning Support Educator of a Severe Emotional Disturbance class.

Disheartened by the lack of gains academically, socially, and behaviorally with the children she worked with, she sought out a better way. She found it, a true measurable positive impact for student progress, Brain Balance. Since them helping children achieve their full potential is Mary’s and mission.

During her almost ten years as a member of the Brain Balance organization, she has witnessed and been a part of hundreds of children reaching that fullest potential. She is thrilled to be a part of bringing Brain Balance to Palm Beach Gardens.


Kristin Ash

Program Director

Kristin Ash is from Reading, Massachusetts. She moved to Stuart, Florida in July of 2019 to be closer to her 2 sons who attend Lynn University and the University of Miami. She has been working with children ages 4 to 22 both in the public and private sector on behavioral intervention for the past 15 years. Kristin’s passion is seeing how all her students grow and adapt to their school settings and home life. She is extremely excited to take her next journey with Brain Balance and looks forward to helping the community of children and parents by sharing the knowledge she has obtained over the years.


Katie Prince

Admissions Director

Katie completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Hospitality & Tourism at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She is a native to Palm Beach Gardens and is passionate for helping those with cognitive issues. Her interest for brain health came after being a caregiver to her mother who had Alzheimer's disease. This lead her to working and volunteering with organizations helping with elderly care. She loves children and is excited to help families in our area find solutions with our Brain Balance Program. 

Beth Nickel

Beth Nickel

Lead Sensory Motor & Academic Coach

Beth completed her bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a focus in exercise science. After working with both children & adults who have cognitive disabilities she developed a passion for seeing their overall progress with brain function. Seeing improvements on both the physical and cognitive levels of each child motivates Beth to continue helping the families in our community. She is thrilled to be working as a coach for Brain Balance of Palm Beach Gardens.


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.


5420 Donald Ross Road, #105
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418




M, W, F = 10 am to 7 pm
Tue, Thu = 9 am to 5:30 pm