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Brain Balance Center of Nashville – Meet Our Staff


Our Team

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Dr. Michelle Robertson

Executive Director

Dr. Michelle Robertson has spent her 25+ year professional career helping others improve their lives. A Texas native, Dr. Robertson moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 2003 to become a full-time faculty member in the Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) program at Friends University, where she is now tenured./p>

When introduced to the Brain Balance program in 2014, she was impressed with how well it aligned with her own training, education, and experience, and worked to bring the program to Wichita. She was thrilled to expand her Brain Balance influence into both the Nashville and Minneapolis metro areas in the years following. Brain Balance has greatly enhanced her professional development, and she has even co-authored a study on the influence of the program on increased emotional functioning and anxiety reduction in children.

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 practices as a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT #303) in Kansas and regularly delivers presentations and workshops on a variety of topics including parenting, relational health, ethical practice, and family dynamics. 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 member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She and her husband have two children, both of whom have successfully completed the Brain Balance program.


Amy Downing

Director of Operations

Amy has been part of Brain Balance since September 2016. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. She was instrumental in bringing Brain Balance to Wichita, KS. Amy acted as the Center Director for the Wichita center from 2018-2022 before transitioning to the Director of Operations for Brain Balance of Nashville, Wichita, and Minneapolis. She is a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist through IBCCES earned in December 2019, a Certified Functional Medicine Coach in August 2021, and has over 6+ yrs experience supporting families and students through their Brain Balance journey. Having an autistic son herself, she saw him make tremendous gains behaviorally, socially, and academically through completing the Brain Balance program in Kansas City. Amy’s passion is to bring hope and healing to parents of struggling children through the groundbreaking approach that makes up the Brain Balance program.

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Kate Vaughan

Center Director

Kate serves as the Center Director for Brain Balance of Nashville. She is incredibly passionate about helping people of all ages achieve success in school, work, and in life, that is why Brain Balance is the perfect fit for her. She has rich experience in graduate admissions, recruitment, program management, executive onboarding, student outreach, and marketing. She prides herself on learning and living with purpose and tries to bring that into her everything she does. She strives to communicate with authenticity and purpose. She feels she is a big picture person but never misses the details. Kate has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology as well as an MBA.

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Osenimien Imeokparia

Program Director

Osenimien served the Brain Balance team as the Assistant Program Director and Lead Coach from February 2020 through December 2021. She returned to the center in June 2023 to assume the role of Program Director. Osenimien enjoys interacting with parents as they work collaboratively to achieve life-changing results. Osenimien is trained in all aspects of the Brain Balance program and provides strong leadership to her APD and coaching team.

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Jack Bolton

Assistant Program Director

Jack Bolton is an enthusiastic member of the Brain Balance team who joined in 2023. Born and raised in Franklin, TN, Jack attended Battle Ground Academy before earning his degree in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis. After graduation, Jack worked at a day program for individuals with intellectual disabilities where he discovered a passion for empowering others to overcome challenges and fulfill their potential.

As the Assistant Program Director, Jack is excited to be part of an organization that shares his commitment to others. He aims to approach each day with patience and compassion to help his students learn and grow. In his free time, Jack enjoys making music and spending time with his family and friends.”

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Kensington Jenkins

Performance and Exercise Coach

Kensington loves getting to work with school-age children and helping them through their challenges. She loves that Brain Balance incorporates a hands on, research based approach to guide children through their various struggles. Getting to watch the kids grow and improve is so rewarding. Her passion has always been to nurture those around her in whatever arena that looks like. She has a huge heart for kids and helping them to achieve the utmost success. Her biggest goal in life has always been to be a mom and until that day she likes spending her time nurturing those around her. Kensington has over 8 years of experience working with children. Her whole life she has been told she has “the touch” and that kids naturally gravitate towards her. She has the ability to offer a calming presence that allows children to be themselves, express their emotions, and find comfort. Her vast understanding of child development allows her to connect with kids in a special way. Kensington has an education in trauma informed care for children and families, she finds this helps her at Brain Balance.

Kensington has a Bachelor’s Of Science in Child Development and Family Relations, Minors in Social Science and Human Ecology Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Certification, Level B Child Development Assessor Certification, Certified Family Life Educator Certification, Mental Health First Aid Certification, Newborn Hearing Screening Certification and Professional Development: Building Strong Brains TN: ACE’s, Building Strong Brains TN: Trauma Informed Care, Mental Health First Aid, Newborn Hearing Screener Training Curriculum

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Marta Weaver

Performance and Exercise Coach

Marta loves working at Brain Balance because she is excited to partner with kids and their families. She loves watching their faces light up when the discover a new strength. Encouraging and nurturing kids is second nature to Marta as she home schooled all of her children. Her passion is to continue to value individuals and families. She feels that her strengths are working hard, persistence and having an open hopeful outlook on life. Marta has a BA in Health Education and AS Respiratory Therapy.

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Abigail "Abby" Willis

Performance and Exercise Coach

Abby is thrilled and grateful to be a part of the gifted coaching team for Brain Balance of Nashville! A recent graduate from Wheaton College where she studied Philosophy and Theology, she has ample experience tutoring and mentoring students, and has an especially tender heart for those with cognitive disabilities. Abby is a patient and compassionate individual who delights in learning about and nurturing students’ unique interests and strengths.

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Teilei Hall

Performance and Exercise Coach

Teilei loves working at Brain Balance because she likes knowing she is making an impact in children’s development. She really likes all the people she meets and forging relationships with them. Her passion lies in psychology, music and art and she feels that working at Brain Balance allows her to integrate all of her passions. Teilei feels that her strengths lie in being an excellent communicator, being intuitive and is a creative problem solver. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human and Organization development. Teiei is a first degree black belt in Taejwondo.

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Addison is in the process of earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with both a Human Development & Family Services minor and an interpersonal Development minor. She is extremely passionate about caring for others and those around her. She wants to continue to further her education in the mental health and counseling fields so that she can create a positive impact for others. She feels it is a privilege to be able to learn and grow and aim towards a future career that surrounds mental health. She says it is truly a joy to be able to come into work and be surrounded by so many hard-working individuals working toward incredible goals.

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Dyan Serna

Evening Receptionist

Making people feel welcome has always been a passion of Dyan’s. She enjoys serving on the welcome team at her church, baking for the senior community at local residence facilities, and working with children in the homeschool community. An Ohio native who moved to middle Tennessee nine years ago, she previously worked in marketing and communications for a private Montessori school. Now she devotes her time to homeschooling her daughter and greeting all the wonderful Brain Balance families at the front desk.

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Deanna Mosher

Client Relations Manager

Deanna has been working at Brain Balance since September of 2022, using her wide range of skills in the role of Client Relations Manager. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, and she earned her Master of Science in Family Therapy degree from Friends University. She had several years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist prior to joining the Brain Balance team. Her strong listening skills and empathy allow her to connect on a deep level with families who are exploring options for various struggles and/or to improve their overall functioning and well-being.

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Christina Wankum

Client Relations

Christina has been with Brain Balance since August of 2022 and assists with new inquiries and assessment appointments. Because of her personal journey in learning to manage her ADHD, she has a passion for service and believes in the Brain Balance mission of helping anyone who is struggling with the hard emotions that often accompany behavioral and learning challenges.

Christina received her bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Public Relations Communication in 2020 from Emporia State University and is currently working on her Master of Science in Family Therapy degree at Friends University. The desire to foster compassion-driven growth amidst hard places in life inspires her in her work with those who come to Brain Balance.

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Emma Moseley

Virtual Program Director

Emma has dedicated her time and education to supporting students who struggle academically. In addition to her work with Brain Balance, Emma is also a certified dyslexic tutor. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and gain confidence along the way.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations with a Minor in English from the University of Mississippi, and a Masters of Secondary Education and Humanities from Grand Canyon University. Emma is originally from Minnesota but has since lived in Mississippi and New York, though her travels have taken her all over the map. She currently resides in Nashville with her basset hound, Harold. She's always looking for her next adventure outdoors, whether it's a hike or floating in a lake.

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Talia Bauchmoyer

Virtual Performance and Exercise Coach

Talia has been at Brain Balance since July of 2022. Talia heard about Brain Balance five years prior while she was working in a daycare and was inspired to hear about the impacts Brain Balance has on kids and adults. Talia has been working with our virtual program, coaching and offering those big impacts that initially drew her in. She graduated from Emporia State University in December of 2022 with a double major in Psychology and Business and loves applying her knowledge of human behavior into her work with our enrollees.

Talia’s down to earth and energetic personality give her the ability to meet students where they are at and encourage them to work hard for their changes. She loves working with the kids and adults and being able to walk with them on their journey through the program.

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Lauren Maclean

Virtual Performance and Exercise Coach

Lauren loves working at Brain Balance because she gets to make a positive impact on people’s lives every day. Lauren is attending Gustavus Adolphus College where she is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minoring in Gender and Women’s Studies. She plans to go on to earn her master’s degree in Sports Psychology. She feels her experience at Brain Balance helps her become more well rounded in a field that she is passionate about. Lauren has always had a passion for helping people. She has a deep drive to support people in achieving their mental and emotional wellbeing for peak performance.

Lauren has excellent communication skills, incredible patience, and excels at being able to adapt to different learning styles. She enjoys utilizing these skills while delivering the Brain Balance program through virtual coaching.

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Theri Edwards

Executive Administrator

Theri has been with Brain Balance since October of 2022 and is serving as the Executive Administrator for Brain Balance of Nashville, Minneapolis, and Wichita. Theri has 30+ years in an Office Administration environment. Her work journey has always been in the technical field so working at Brain Balance is a dream come true for her, she finds working in the rich environment of changing lives is where she was always meant to be. Because she has spent many years learning how to navigate PTSD from past trauma and walking the very rocky path of self discovery she has enormous compassion for those that Brain Balance helps.

Theri is also certified as therapeutic coach graduating from the Meta academy in 2007 as well as a certified Reflexologist graduating from the Community College of Southern Nevada in 2000. She is an avid reader and will read just about anything she can get her hands on. She believes that one should never stop learning and striving to explore themselves and the world around them. When time allows she loves traveling and finding the path less traveled in whatever country or state she is in. Finding that out of the way, hole in the wall family restaurant in the middle of Italy, Greece or middle of nowhere Kentucky is always a thrill for her.


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.


1802 Williamson Ct #200
Brentwood, TN 37027




M/T/Th: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
W/F: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM