Heather has been working with children experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, learning, developmental, sensory, motoric, and other issues for nearly 30 years. She completed her graduate work at TWU and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and her resume’ spans hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, and Early Childhood Intervention. She has obtained certifications and advanced training in treatments for multiple childhood challenges. Heather shares her expertise regularly by conducting seminars for educational and medical professionals from across the country and was a presenter at the 2018 National Autism Summit.
Heather delivers a broad perspective not only because of her vast professional background but also from her experience as a child with deficits herself and as the mother of boys she took in who faced neurobehavioral differences. Helping children and families facing these challenges is her calling. She works diligently to empower everyone to have dignity and a voice and to live his or her version of the highest quality of life possible.
Heather has always been passionate about getting to the root causes of the difficulties these children face and addressing them at the foundation rather than merely bandaging symptoms. That, along with our holistic, integrated approach, is what led her to Brain Balance, where she serves on the National Advisory Board. She is also a mentor and trainer for professionals around the country. Her compassion, insights, perceptiveness, neurological background, and empathy combine to help transform the lives of the children and families we are privileged to serve. To learn more about Heather’s inspirational story and what Brain Balance is all about, please see the feature done on her and our program here.
Alec Webber has been with Brain Balance ever since he earned his degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences with an emphasis in Allied Health and Rehabilitation Services from Oklahoma Baptist University. While there, he was the head ranch hand at a facility specializing in an equine rehabilitation, and he also completed internships at various therapy clinics. Alec’s mission for working with special needs children and adults began at an early age, due in part to the fact that he has a phenomenal autistic sister. To that end, he began serving in the Prestonwood Special Friends Ministry about 14 years ago. Alec is very passionate about Brain Balance because we get to the root of children’s challenges rather than merely treating symptoms. He loves seeing the smiles from kids of all ages as they realize they can take in the world around them in a whole new way.
Jessi Marcom earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also holds a Texas Teachers Certification pre-k through 4th ESL. Jessi comes to Brain Balance with 10 years of experience in supplemental education working with students of all ages focusing on building skills, confidence, and motivation. She is passionate about education and helping children find their true potential. What drew Jessi to Brain Balance was her mission to provide families with solutions for their child. She has an eye and talent for getting to the root cause by identifying gaps in development and then providing a solid, realistic, and individualized plan for each child.
Mackenzie Speck earned her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Abilene Christian University in 2014. Mackenzie has always had a passion for helping people, specifically children, reach their fullest potential through different forms of therapy and intervention. Mackenzie began her career in July of 2014 working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant at a pediatric home-health agency for 3 years before joining the Brain Balance team here in Mansfield. She worked diligently as a Sensory/Motor and Cognitive Coach and Assessor for one year and was promoted to Program Director to continue her passion in helping kids reach their goals and supporting families in their Brain Balance journey. Mackenzie has experience working with children with ADHD, Autism, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, behavioral issues, and social pragmatic issues. Mackenzie loves the way Brain Balance improves lives from several directions, focusing on more than one aspect and working in a holistic approach. She looks forward to improving her knowledge and skills in working with children and playing a role in their transformation here at Brain Balance!