Owner & 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.
Throughout his youth, John White struggled with ADHD and focus and always wanted to help students facing similar issues. He earned his B.A. in History and Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. in History from Texas Christian University.
Upon hearing about Brain Balance from a friend, John quickly became impressed with the organization’s mission and research-backed results, along with the positive culture and deep calling of the entire team. After spending time working with kids in a variety of settings as a teacher and tutor, and with adults as a career mentor, he joined Brain Balance to serve students and nurture their growth through our customized, integrated approach that addresses the root causes of their difficulties instead of putting a Band-Aid on symptoms. John’s personal experiences are a powerful motivating factor in passionately helping every individual who comes through the door reach their full potential here at Brain Balance.
Leanna has worked directly with kids for the last nine years, including her experience teaching handwriting, math, and social-emotional development. She is passionate about providing positive experiences that will equip students to be the happiest and most successful versions of themselves,
As a mother of two girls with learning disabilities, Leanna exudes deep compassion and empathy for parents who are striving to help their kids be successful at home, school, work, or wherever they are struggling. She recognizes how essential it is to support both our students and their families, who all benefit from her outstanding communication, organizational skills, proactivity, warmth, and sense of humor. Leanna ensures that each person we are privileged to serve has a pleasant, rewarding experience. She is ready to assist you with your Brain Balance journey!
BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF THE WOODLANDS
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.