Brain Balance Center of Katy – Meet Our Staff

Our Team

Heather Wells

Heather Wells

Executive Director

Heather has been working with children, teens, and adults experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, learning, sensorimotor, 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 neurodevelopmental challenges, including her designation as a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist. Heather shares her expertise regularly by conducting seminars for educational and medical professionals and nonprofits from across the country and was a presenter at the 2018 National Autism Summit. She also contributes expert advice in magazine articles, podcasts, and her Facebook Live episodes twice a week.

Heather delivers a personal perspective as well because she faced nearly invisible struggles as a child. Additionally, she was a mom to boys with neurobehavioral differences. Helping students and families dealing with these difficulties is her calling. She works diligently to empower everyone to thrive in their version of the highest quality of life possible. To that end, she authored a soon-to-be-released book entitled The Hidden Churn, with all proceeds generating scholarships for families in need.

Heather has always been passionate about getting to the root causes of issues 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

Alec Webber

Operations Manager

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.

Megan Engel

Megan Engel

Center Director

Megan first became intrigued with the Brain Balance program while studying Kinesiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She completed an internship as a Sensory Motor Coach and Assessor her senior year of college. Once she graduated, Megan transitioned into Assistant Director. After working for the San Antonio location for nearly three years, then Dallas, and now Katy. Megan has now established herself as the Center Manager and continues to grow as a member of our Brain Balance team. She enjoys watching each child succeed and accomplish their goals.

Jennifer Dang

Jennifer Dang

Program Director

Jennifer earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Growing up, she has always had a passion to help families maneuver through the many challenges in life. She immediately became intrigued with Brain Balance’s holistic and comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing the true causes to the many academic, behavioral and social challenges that so many children struggle with. Upon graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio, she began working as a Sensory Motor Coach and Assessor then transitioned into the Assistant Director position and is now the Program Director at the Brain Balance of Katy. She is driven to help each family and child overcome their challenges to reach their full potential and genuinely enjoy the happiness in their lives.

Julie Tranbarger

Julie Tranbarger

Family Coordinator

Julie joins the Brain Balance team with fifteen years of experience in Human Resources. It was when her journey with her son, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 22 months, that she gained the knowledge, experience, and inspiration she needed to ensure he had the best opportunities and chances in life. After many years of different doctors, specialists, biomedical treatments, holistic therapies, research, and even her path of becoming a Certified Holistic Drugless Practitioner, Julie discovered Brain Balance. She knew it was the missing piece her son needed and enrolled him in the Brain Balance program, where she and her son had the life-changing experience of seeing her son become much more capable and grow into the happy and strong young man she always knew he was. Julie witnessed so many gains in his motor skills, language, behavior, and academic skills and could see his quality of life improve throughout his program. The experience at Brain Balance of Katy provided her with the opportunity to celebrate her son’s growth and gain guidance on how to overcome the challenging moments, along with the solutions to her son’s struggles that were often missing from the medical community. She always felt supported and cared for by the Brain Balance staff throughout all components of her son’s program. As a special needs parent, she expressed that her experience at Brain Balance was indescribable and meant the world to her.

Even after completing the Brain Balance program, she is amazed by how her son continues to grow and is excited to see him conquer all the challenges life brings. Since the diagnosis of her son, her passion for sharing her journey and support for other families with similar struggles continues to grow. As Brain Balance of Katy’s Family Coordinator, Julie is eager to share her experience and knowledge with other parents, caregivers, and community members who visit the center. She is most excited about the opportunity to be part of a reliable support system, alongside her Brain Balance team members, for other families with struggling children. She wants to let them know that we can work toward improving their quality of life so they, their kids, and their families thrive.

Brock Peterson

Brock Peterson

Program Coordinator

Brock first discovered Brain Balance while studying Communications at Texas A&M. He began working here as an assessor and sensory-motor coach and was fascinated with the program. He also felt an immediate connection to all the students because when Brock was growing up, he faced similar struggles. His mission is evident in the incredible rapport he establishes with the kids and his above-and-beyond approach. Brock conveyed that he wishes that Brain Balance had been available when he needed help as a child.

Brock’s personal experiences are a strong motivating factor in passionately helping these kids reach their fullest potential. He relishes the unique opportunity to build relationships with all the students and finds it fulfilling to see them succeed in every aspect of their lives. Brock is now our Program Coordinator, and he continually engages in learning and growth opportunities to equip himself with the newest methods and resources for helping these kids thrive and realize their full potential.

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1450 West Grand Parkway South
Katy, TX 77494

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Monday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 10am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 1:30pm


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