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Brain Balance Center of Winter Garden – Meet Our Staff


Our Team


Amanda Gunter, M.Ed

Executive Director

Amanda’s work and passion is to help children reach their full potential and see families healed and restored! She comes to Orlando with over 15 years of experience, beginning as a classroom teacher working with children with autism. Brain Balance may be new to Orlando, FL but Amanda is not new to Brain Balance! After witnessing the results of the Brain Balance program from one of her students, she ended her teaching career to join the Brain Balance team in 2007. Amanda was the Center Director of the Brain Balance in Peachtree City, Ga for five years serving families who had children suffering with symptoms of ADHD, sensory processing, dyslexia, and learning difficulties.

In 2012 Amanda moved to Kansas City to develop a Brain Balance within a therapeutic residential boarding school for adolescents. There she gained experience collaborating with therapists, educators, and housing staff to develop a holistic brain based approach serving struggling teens. Currently, Amanda is working on her PhD in Brain Rehabilitation and specifically is doing research in the topic of the development of empathy! In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, the outdoors, and traveling abroad! She is excited to have the opportunity to serve families in the Orlando area!

Judy Mitchell

Judy Mitchell

Center Director

Judy earned her Bachelor’s in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. Her background includes working many years in the non-profit sector; overseeing operations, fundraising, and working with community and business leaders at the senior executive level. An entrepreneur at heart she has also been a small business owner, and most recently worked with at-risk high school students by helping them craft a plan for their lives after graduation.

Judy began her Brain Balance Career in 2009 with Brain Balance of Henderson, NV as Assistant Director. During her tenure she also had the opportunity to enroll one of her daughters in Brain Balance, and also experience the changes that she is now able to share first hand with families. Later Judy moved on to other opportunities, but the calling was strong, and once again after relocating to Florida, was hired by the Winter Garden Center.

Judy never tires of helping others reach their full potential. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, classical dance, and musical theatre.

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Emily Gifford

Program Director

Before embarking on her college endeavors, Emily completed the Brain Balance program at age 17. She ended up graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She started working at Brain Balance as a coach and after a few years, became the lead coach. A year later, she is now the Program Director! Emily is also a yoga practitioner and teacher with a passion to help people feel their best physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Assistant Program Director

Passionate about the practice of yoga and dedicated to living her life holistically, Victoria has found great passion working at Brain Balance. Victoria graduated from UCF with degrees in Communication Sciences and Childhood Psychology. A student at heart, Victoria will continue learning from the world’s best teachers… her students.

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Lead Coach

Madison has been with Brain Balance since March of 2022 and has discovered her passion for kids after working with schizophrenic adults. Madison has her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is certified in CPR. Some of her hobbies include reading, listening to podcasts and traveling./p>

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Josiah completed the Brain Balance program when he was 19. After graduating, he became an intern and then a coach soon after! Josiah aspires to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. In his free time, Josiah loves working out, playing sports, and travelling. His loving energy makes everyone around him smile!

Hailey_Winter Garden



Hailey has been with Brain Balance since July of 2022 and has always known she loved to work with kids. She will graduate from UCF in May ‘24 with a degree in Kinesiology and hopes to become a pediatric OT. Outside of Brain Balance you can find her at CycleBar, Starbucks, and the UCF library (probably in that order!)

Darlincy_Winter Garden



Currently a Communication Sciences student at UCF, Darlincy knew she loved working with kids while being an RBT for children with Autism. In her free time, Darlincy enjoys traveling and creative pursuits such as creating ceramics, nail art, and painting.


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.


13848 Tilden Road #200
Winter Garden, FL 34787




M/W/F: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tue/Thurs: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM