Brain Balance Center of Suwanee – Meet Our Staff


Our Team

Deana Smith

Deana Smith

Executive Director

Deana is on our Executive Management Team. She oversees the three Atlanta locations and is the acting Center Director in the Suwanee 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.

Ashley Mudrey

Ashley Mudrey

Center Director/ Program Director

Ashley has worked in Brain Balance for over two years. Her journey started as lead coach about four years ago and then became Program Director of Suwanee prior to the pandemic. Ashley graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in psychology. Recently she was an assistant manager of Big Blue Swim School of John’s Creek focusing on motor development and supporting families through their journey of the ability to swim. Ashley missed Brain Balance and decided she wanted to continue to make a difference in the lives of families. She is passionate to help families achieve their goals by aiding them through programs with proven results. From being hands on doing exercises to explaining results to families, she is passionate about making sure every family has what they need for optimal success!

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Rachel Simon

Lead Sensory Motor and Cognitive Coach

Rachel graduated with her BS in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Rachel has worked with various doctors as a medical scribe as well as shadowing and interning. She has trained with doctors on neurology and functional neurology. Rachel has been a valuable part of the Atlanta team for about two years now. Rachel will be assisting Ashley and Deana in all aspects of programming. She is very driven to help our students reach their full poteintial.


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.


780 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suwanee, GA 30024




Due to Covid-19:
M-F by appointment only