Brain Balance Center of Roswell – Meet Our Staff

Our Team

Deana Smith

Deana Smith

Executive Director of the Atlanta Centers

Deana is on our Executive Management Team. She oversees the three Atlanta locations and is the acting Center Director in the Roswell center. Deana has a background in early childhood education. She has over 25 years of experience working with children. Deana was the Executive Director for 15 years with one of the largest child development non-profit corporations in South Florida. She was managing three pre-schools, 30 after-school programs, 10 grant programs, and 20 summer camps.
Her passion has always been child development. Deana was formally a Center Director and Marketing Executive for a Sylvan Learning Center for a few years. In 2013 she started working at Brain Balance of Roswell as a Cognitive Coach. Right away she was beyond impressed by the changes she saw in all the children in the program. Months later Deana emerged as the Assistant Director and became so inspired by the Brain Balance approach that she moved to Florida to help open a new center in Palm Beach, where she was the Program Director for several years… Next, Deana became a Center Director and now she is back to where she started at the Brain Balance Atlanta locations. Between all of the centers and seeing hundreds of incredible success stories Deana wholeheartedly believes in this process and has a deep passion working with our Brain Balance kids. Even her own child went through the program and it was the ONLY thing that gave her answers as to “WHY”.
Deana is the proud mother of three children. In her spare time, she loves to draw, paint, and try DIY crafts with her daughter. You can find her hiking or spending time in nature on the weekends.

Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Executive Program Director

Monica is part of the Executive Management team of Atlanta. She is in charge of overseeing all of the programming in our three Atlanta locations. Monica has over ten years of experience working with children, from coaching soccer to teaching in a classroom setting. She studied Psychology at the University of Central Florida and is continuing her educational journey. Monica began working at Brain Balance Roswell in 2015, and has been a lead Cognitive Coach and lead Sensory Motor Coach before becoming the Program Director in 2017. She believes in the power of positivity and the Brain Balance program, and its ability to truly change our students and families’ lives. In her free time Monica dances, hikes, and is a huge Atlanta United fan.

Ashley Legg

Ashley Legg

Assistant Director

Ashley has a background in Neurobiology and Psychobiology. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Biology from the University of Texas. She has assisted athletic trainers with injury evaluations, prevention methods, and treatments along with rehabilitative care. Ashley has gone through extensive training on the Brain Balance model and is very passionate about our program. She has worked with Brain Balance students in the sensory-motor and cognitive room. She has administered the assessment and is very knowledgeable in our mission and how to give the best possible programming to our families. She will be there to assist you with any schedule changes, questions and anything else you may need. In her free time, Ashley is a dog mom to Django. She loves to spend time with her fiance and family.

Marion Hawkins

Marion Hawkins

Marion holds her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She attended Kennesaw State University. Marion has been on the Dean’s list and she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Marion has extensive training in clinical counseling and learning and behavioral modification. Marion researched the Brain Balance model and was so excited to be trained in hemispheric integration. She is our Cognitive Coach and also works with the 1:1 students. Marion has such empathy and compassion for children. She is an extremely hard worker and eager to help our students achieve synchronization. Marion loves to dance in her spare time. She has choreographed and instructed ballet, tap, and jazz to students from 3-17.
Jessica Banus

Jessica Banus

Jessica studied Kinesiology at the University of North Georgia. She is currently working towards becoming an Occupational Therapist.
Her passion is helping children with disabilities. Jessica works at Chastain Horse Park doing Hippotherapy when she is not coaching here in Roswell.
She is very passionate about the success of the hemispheric model that Brain Balance implements. Jessica connects with every unique student and forms a genuine connection with all personalities. We love having such a positive, caring and dedicated Lead Coach that goes above and beyond to see each child reach their potential.

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30 E. Crossville Road Suite 150
Roswell, GA 30075

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Mon, Wed, and Fri: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tues & Thurs 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – By appointments
Sat & Sun: Closed