Wendy Pickenpaugh has always had a deep interest in helping struggling children, which is what lead her to receive her B.S. in Pre-K and Elementary Education with a concentration in Developmental Psychology & Special Education. In May of 2013, with the desire to provide struggling children with the necessary tools to be more successful, Wendy began her career with Brain Balance. Since that time, she has become a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist and has gained extensive working knowledge of neuro-behavioral disorders from her widespread training and experience successfully guiding hundreds of children through the Brain Balance program. Wendy is also a wife, mother, and avid equestrian.
Julia Poynter is a Certified Cognitive Coach and is excited to join the Brain Balance team after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Public Health: Health Promotion from Liberty University in May of 2020. After having spent a significant time teaching and tutoring in local educational settings and aiding in the public health arena, Julia is eager to apply her knowledge and skillset to assist families and ensure every student’s success through the Brain Balance journey.
Niki White is the mom of two boys who came to Brain Balance when her youngest son was having academic and social difficulties in school. After exploring other alternatives without success, she learned about Brain Balance and enrolled her son. Her entire family benefited so greatly from the growth he achieved during and after completion of the Brain Balance program that she wanted to share this success with other families, so she joined the Brain Balance team! Niki brings to the center practical knowledge from a parent perspective of the challenges that brings each person through the door and is available to help guide them through their own Brain Balance journey.
Tracy is a Certified Cognitive Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer with four years of experience successfully coaching children and young adults with varying struggles and strengths through the Brain Balance Program. Tracy is extremely skilled at the art of individualizing her coaching and behavior management techniques in order to maximize each student’s Brain Balance sessions and program. Students of all ages gravitate to Tracy due to her calm demeanor and ability to quickly form meaningful relationships! In addition to Tracy’s experience and training at Brain Balance, she has over 10 years’ head coaching track and field for the Special Olympics and home-educating her daughter. Tracy is passionate about exercise, nutrition, and loves vacationing at the beach!
Diane is passionate about helping every child reach their full potential! She has a BS in Early Childhood Development and has over 25 years of experience teaching and working with children in various educational settings. In 2012, after searching for an answer to help her youngest son who was struggling academically, she found Brain Balance! Her son successfully completed the program the following year, and Diane decided to become a part of the Brain Balance team permanently! In addition to the many years she has spent supporting students’ and families’ Brain Balance journeys, Diane has completed Dr. Mellilo’s Brain Integration and Hemispheric Lifestyle Coaching Program, and most recently has become a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist. Diane is married and is the mother of three boys. She enjoys spending any of her free time with her family and friends, especially outside!