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Brain Balance Center of Woodbury – Meet Our Staff

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Our Team

Michelle Robertson

Dr. Michelle Robertson

Executive Director

Dr. Michelle Robertson has spent her professional career helping others improve their lives and is dedicated to the Brain Balance program. A Texas native, Dr. Robertson now lives in Wichita, Kansas, and serves as the Executive Director for the Wichita, Nashville, and Minneapolis centers. She loves traveling and is thrilled to be helping children and adults in the Twin Cities through the miracle of Brain Balance.

Dr. Robertson earned a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Louisiana at Monroe, a master’s degree from Abilene Christian University, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Midwestern State University. She is a tenured professor at Friends University and practices as a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the greater Wichita area. In addition to her private therapy practice, her work as a tenured professor, and her involvement with Brain Balance, Dr. Robertson is a member of the Wichita Junior League and a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She and her husband have two children, both of whom have completed the Brain Balance program.

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Marissa Jesko

Center Director

With a passion for children, Marissa pursued a degree in education receiving both her Master's of Education and B.S. in Education and Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, she taught in the general education setting for a few years working with grades 2-8. As she taught through the pandemic, she continued to see the need for individualized, holistic student attention continue to increase as the resources in school decreased. Feeling like she was not making the largest impact possible in her students' lives, she decided to take her expertise to Brain Balance where she is putting her education and experience to good use, providing students with the tools they need to succeed within the classroom and beyond!

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Kelsi Boyer

Program Director

Kelsi has a Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology from Ohio University, and has always dreamed of helping others become the best versions of themselves. She worked at Brain Balance as a Sensory Motor Coach in Columbus, Ohio where she got to do just that! She then moved to Minnesota to work in the Woodbury center to continue helping families, this time as the center's Program Director. Kelsi's favorite thing about Brain Balance is seeing the students grow into their full potential and have some fun while doing it. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, being outside with her dogs, and playing board games with her family.

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Anita Bruno

Sensory Motor Coach

Anita has a Master’s degree in education from Hamline and a Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University. She has been a K-6 teacher for over 10 years and loves working with kids! Anita lives in Woodbury with her husband and three kids. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, being outside, and long-distance biking. Anita thinks Brain Balance is an amazing place because of the supportive coaches and wonderful kids. She enjoys coaching the kids to do their best and loves to see their improvement.

Khadra Ahmed

Khadra Ahmed

Sensory Motor Coach

Khadra has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication with a minor in Sociology from the College of Saint Benedict. Previously, she worked as an Assistant teacher in Okinawa, Japan for two years teaching English as a foreign language. Khadra’s experience includes working with kids of all ages in school and outside of school settings. Throughout college, Khadra spent time as a volunteer at her local Boys and Girls Club and working as a personal care worker for children with autism. Khadra loves working with kids and helping them achieve their goals. She is passionate about making spaces and opportunities for all kids no matter their background, experiences, and exceptionalities. She hopes of one day becoming a speech pathologist. At Brain Balance, Khadra enjoys seeing kids work to meet new challenges and continue grow. In Khadra’s free time, she enjoys reading, cooking new foods, and spending time with her family and friends.

BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF WOODBURY

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.

Location

700 Commerce Drive
Suite 100
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone

651-731-6172

Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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