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Staff Members

Amanda Gunter, M.Ed

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!

Nancy Sakala

Nancy Sakala

Center Director

Nancy graduated from Truett McConnell College with her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and she is a certified teacher. She has previously worked at the Brain Balance of Peachtree City and the Brain Balance of Suwanee. She began working with Brain Balance in 2008 as a coach and has moved her way up through the roles and is now our Center Director. Nancy has experience in Sensory Motor, and Academic Coaching. Nancy and her husband with two children relocated to Lake Mary, Florida and is thrilled to be able to return working at Brain Balance! It’s a place where she feels she can make a difference in children’s lives. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and kayaking!

Jacqueline O'Neill

Jacqueline O'Neill

Program Director

Jacqueline was born in South Plainfield, New Jersey and currently resides in Orlando, Florida; where she has lived for the past 12 years. She has recently graduated top of her class from the University of Central Florida, and has received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. As a young child Jacqueline was taught the importance of having an education, and has since then focused diligently on her academic studies. Aside from her admiration of nature and love of drawing, Jacqueline has a vested interest in learning, teaching, and helping others achieve their goals. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, volunteering at animal shelters and traveling. Jacqueline is very excited to be a part of Brain Balance Achievement Centers and looks forward to impacting the lives of children throughout Central Florida.

Krsiti Clark

Krsiti Clark

Director of Communications

Krsiti Clark is the Director of Communications at both of our Central Florida locations. She is a mother of four amazing children and has 3 wonderful grandchildren. She loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She believes strongly in education and has worked with the school systems for over 20 years. She is very involved in her children’s lives and enjoys volunteering at her church and in the community. Kristi strongly believes Brain Balance can make a difference not just in the child’s life but the entire family.

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Sensory and Academic Coach

Ashley grew up in Deltona, Florida. She graduated from Daytona State College with her Associates of Science in Early Childhood Education. Ashley continued on to the University of Central Florida where she earned Bachelors of Science in Psychology. While in school she taught VPK at Keiki’s Place Child Care Center in Deltona. Shortly after graduation she got a part time job at a learning center working one on one with students of all ages for eighteen months until the center relocated. She then heard about Brain Balance and researched the approach and decided it was exactly what she was looking for. She is excited to be a part of making any students that come through the program feel that they can be successful, as well as helping them to change their life for themselves and their family.

Callie Goss

Callie Goss

Front Office

Callie was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in English. After graduating, she got married and moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the summer of 2015, Callie and her husband moved to Sanford, Florida where he works as a Pastor. They welcomed their first child, the sweetest little girl, in the fall of 2018.

Callie has a passion for working with children and seeing them grow. She loves seeing the progress in their lives as they work hard and conquer their hurdles. She is exited to use her education and experience to help children in our community. When she has time, Callie loves spending it in nature. Whether at the beach, on the lake, at a spring, or in the woods, she enjoys being outside.

Alyssa Lojko

Alyssa Lojko

Sensory & Academic Coach

Alyssa is a current college student of Seminole State College. After working with students struggling for two years in Seminole County, and two years at home in Connecticut, Alyssa was excited to join the team at Brain Balance. Alyssa enjoys volunteering at her church, reading books, bringing joy to others, and spending free time in Disney World.

Brain Balance Center of Lake Mary

Phone

321-351-7500

Hours

Visit in Person
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

Location

1011 W.P. Ball Blvd.

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