Frank Firek has over thirty years of experience in the business world. He has started 5 businesses and been part owner in 2 others throughout his career. He and his wife Amy are Co-Owners of the Birmingham and Northville Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Michigan. As an entrepreneur and successful business owner, Frank manages by results and is always looking at how we can produce ever greater results with the program. The outcomes and achievements of Brain Balance’s groundbreaking program align with Frank’s desire to make a difference in the world and to make life easier for others. He loves contributing to, and witnessing, the incredible breakthroughs and changes the Brain Balance program produces in children and their families. He is thankful that his path in life has led him to Brain Balance and that he gets to be part of bringing this amazing program to his hometown.
Amy Firek is the Co-Owner of the Birmingham and Northville Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Michigan. She also serves as the Center Director for Birmingham and Northville. Amy is passionate about helping kids. As a proud mom of three children, she has always ensured her own kids had a healthy and natural diet and has incorporated holistic techniques in her family’s health care and learning. Before Brain Balance, Amy held numerous positions in project management, sales, market research, quality and as a Six Sigma Black Belt where she streamlined and improved business processes. This attention to detail and the pursuit of excellence is evident in the high-quality service Amy provides to her Brain Balance families.
Since opening Brain Balance of Birmingham in 2013, Amy has witnessed the program make life-altering changes to hundreds of families. She is committed to the Centers having that “family” feel when you walk in. She also wants the kids to enjoy coming to the center so one of her top priorities is to hire qualified staff that is fun and motivating. It is a source of pride for Amy when kids complete the program and are sad to be done because they had so much fun coming here. Being a mom of three children and being involved in this innovative, pioneering program and helping families is a source of pride and satisfaction for Amy, there is nothing else she would rather be doing. Amy personifies the Brain Balance mission: To make the Brain Balance Program available to as many children as possible so that each child may reach their greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential.
Sarah is our Program Coordinator. She has a Bachelor’s of Health and Human Services, Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University, and brings a breadth of talents and skills to our Brain Balance Achievement Center family. Prior to Brain Balance, Sarah was a High Needs Behavioral Health Case Manager who helped children and their families achieve independence/self-efficacy. She has been with Brain Balance since 2014, and her work as Program Coordinator and Sensory Motor Coach has contributed to the many incredible success stories of our kids and families in the Brain Balance program!
Through her extremely passionate, holistic and natural approaches, Sarah embraces the Brain Balance environment and serves as a great resource for families. In working with our families, Sarah has seen remarkable changes in the family dynamics due to Brain Balance and she loves watching students’ personalities emerge as their confidence and capabilities grow through the program.
Stephanie has a huge heart and a passion for helping children. She has Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, and was a teacher for 5 years. Stephanie started with us part time while she was still teaching. She joined Brain Balance full time after seeing the amazing changes Brain Balance was making with kids in the program and realizing she could make an even greater impact on kids’ lives by being here. Her enthusiasm and dedication to children is evident from the moment you meet her and is a big part of what makes the Center so warm and inviting. Stephanie’s organizational and customer skills keep the center running like a well-oiled machine (and Amy would be lost without her ☺). Without hesitation, Stephanie says the positive working environment at Brain Balance has been incredibly rewarding for her.