Rhonda Zollner is the Center Director and owner of Brain Balance Plainfield. It’s been her pleasure, since October 2011, to work for Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Her degree is from Marian University in Elementary Education. Over the years, she has taught a variety of grades and experienced working with children of various backgrounds. However, she became frustrated with the uncertainty some children faced regarding diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays like Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and processing. Brain Balance Achievement Centers was the answer she was looking for. It’s her passion to educate parents and teachers on other options besides medication and tutoring. Her son went through the program, three years ago, and had such phenomenal results, she decided to open a center in her community. She looks forward to helping more families in her local and surrounding communities.
Jennifer Halcomb is the current Program Director at Brain Balance of Plainfield. She attended Indiana University-Bloomington where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Science (Dietetics) and a minor in Psychology. Throughout her college career, she volunteered numerous hours at community kitchens, backpack programs, and food banks, in which during this time she discovered her passion for helping others. Jennifer has always enjoyed studying, applying, and educating on holistic ways. She became interested in Brain Balance when she discovered that one-third of Brain Balance dealt with nutrition for children, and knew she had to become part of an extraordinary program. Since being employed at Brain Balance of Indianapolis in February 2013, she has thoroughly enjoyed working with the children and experiencing their success stories.
Annee Ridenour is the current Assistant Director at Brain Balance of Plainfield. She studied Early Childhood Development at Ivy Tech Community College. Then she went on to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to study Elementary Education/ Mild Intervention. Annee has worked with children for several years. She started working with children in high school as a teacher’s aide, and then continued her passion as a STEM teacher at River Birch Elementary. First, Annee started out as a coach with Brain Balance of Plainfield and was excited for the idea of becoming more involved with the company and joined as a director. She has a passion for working with children to help them succeed in a fun and exciting environment. She enjoys spending time with her 2-year-old son and husband but also her extended family. With her extra time, she loves being outdoors.
Marissa Eitler is a coach at Brain Balance of Plainfield. She is currently a senior at the University of Indianapolis. She is studying Exercise Science Pre Occupational Therapy. Her next plan is to achieve a Masters in Exercise Science. Marissa has a strong passion for learning, achieving, helping others, and for fitness. Marissa became interested in Brain Balance through research of different opportunities where she could apply her education and passion. She loved the idea of teaching and working out with all the amazing kids who attend Brain Balance.
Carly Patton is the current Assistant Director at Brain Balance of Plainfield. She studied special education at Ball State University. After college, Carly started off her career teaching special education math to middle school children. After a few years, she decided to take her talents and teach life skills to students with mild to severe dis-abilities. After having her son, she moved to Greenwood where she taught developmental kindergarten. Carly finished up her teaching career, teaching middle school children with challenging behaviors. After years of advocating for struggling children, she decided she wanted more answers to why things were not getting better, even with accommodations from the school. Carly was excited to find Brain Balance and become a part of showing parents the underlying reason their child is struggling versus teaching them coping skills. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her two year old son.