Staff Members

Michelle Robertson

Michelle Robertson

Executive Director

A Texas native, Dr. Robertson moved to Wichita in 2003 as a full-time faculty member for the Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) program at Friends University. When introduced to the work of Dr. Robert Melillo, the founder of the Brain Balance program, she was impressed with how well it aligned with her own training, education, and experience, and soon after began to pursue bringing the program to Wichita. 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 is a tenured professor at Friends University and practices as a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the greater Wichita area.  In addition to her private therapy practice, her work as a tenured professor, and her involvement at the Brain Balance center, Dr. Robertson serves locally at Kidzcope, Inc., is a member of the Wichita Junior League, and a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She and her husband have two children, both of whom have completed the Brain Balance program.

Amy Downing

Center Director

Amy Downing was determined to bring the Brain Balance Program® to Wichita after seeing her autistic son make tremendous improvements behaviorally and socially through his enrollment at Brain Balance of Kansas City. Her passion is to bring hope and healing to parents of struggling children through the groundbreaking approach that makes up the Brain Balance Program.

Amy received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and has over 20 years of experience working in Business and Customer Service for several large companies in Wichita, KS and Oklahoma City, OK areas. In addition to one autistic
child, Amy has five other children, three of whom have academic and behavioral challenges. Those children have experienced great improvements after participating in the Brain Balance program at the Wichita center.

Kristin Williams

Kristin Williams

Program Director

Kristin holds a degree in Art Therapy from Kansas State University with a minor in Psychology.  She spent the early years of her career working with children with neuro-behavioral diagnoses as an activities director for the Missouri Department of Mental Health before advancing into heath care administration. Kristin took a fifteen-year hiatus from the workplace to focus on raising her children; during that time, she stayed very active in the community volunteering for several youth-based ministries and institutions, founding a not-for-profit organization, and consulting for start-up coffeehouses. In advocating for her own child with Functional Disconnection Syndrome, Kristin happened onto the research of Dr. Robert Melillo, founder of the Brain Balance program. Having returned to work as a Paraeducator with the Butler County Special Education Cooperative, she left to become the Program Director at Brain Balance of Wichita.  Her son is one of the initial enrollees at the center and is a current participant in the program.

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