Michele Oelking, MSW, AAC, PCC
Director, Community Relations
Michele comes to Brain Balance with over 20 years experience in the areas of coaching, consulting, and case management. Prior to joining the Windsor team, Michele served as founding Director of the Success Center at Tulane University in New Orleans. Through a holistic and comprehensive approach, Michele and her team provided support services empowering students with ADHD and learning differences to thrive personally and academically. In her private practice, Michele has extensive experience coaching all levels, from adolescents to executives, to identify and achieve their goals. As a New Orleans native, Michele earned dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Spanish from Louisiana State University in 1999 and a Master of Social Work degree from Southern University of New Orleans in 2002. Michele is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and an Associate ADHD Coach through the ADD Coach Academy. In December 2012 and 2016, Michele received Tulane University’s Presidential Staff Excellence Award for her achievements in developing and implementing the student success program. In November 2015, Michele was recognized as one of Gambit publications “40 under 40: The Class of 2015: 40 New Orleanians You Need to Know”. Michele was motivated by a passion for healthy living, outdoor adventures and Brain Balance’s mission to move across country for her new role. As Director of Community Relations, Michele is eager to share the Brain Balance message and engage with families to help each child reach their full potential. Michele is excited to be a part of the welcoming and close-knit communities in Northern Colorado. As a dedicated yogi, Michele commits to a daily practice and enjoys reconnecting and slowing down by hiking with her husband, Matthew, and daughter, Adelaide. As a family, they also love fishing, board games, outdoor festivals, golf, dining out, cooking at home, and playing with Luca, their Miniature Schnauzer.
Amber joined the Brain Balance team with over 12 years experience working with children who need extra support. As the Center Director, Amber is eager to meet new families and help ease the transition into the Brain Balance lifestyle. Amber is the mom to 2 children of her own, Jayne and Cash, who inspire her to give your child the support and love they need to navigate their way through their journey with Brain Balance. When she is not busy at Brain Balance, Amber enjoys painting and being outdoors. As a native of Windsor, CO, Amber loves to take part in our local community events with her family.
Ashley Wilbanks, MA
Ashley is devoted to working with all types of learners and is passionate about the many wonders of the human brain. She is a certified elementary and special education teacher who earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder and her M.A. degree in special education at the University of Colorado Denver. She taught elementary resource special education in Anchorage, Alaska working with students in 1st-6th grade. While in Alaska, Ashley sustained a TBI which has opened her eyes to the importance of a happy & healthy brain. In 2013, Ashley returned to her native state of Colorado & is excited to work with you and your family to help your child be the best versions of themselves. Outside of Brain Balance, Ashley enjoys spending time reading, playing backgammon, hiking, gardening and exploring. She cares for her dog, cats and chickens and when she can, she loves to catch an occasional Rockies game and spend time with her husband and family.
Being a highly adaptable and versatile educator, Cody has enjoyed the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students for over six years. To contribute to the excellence in achievement at Brain Balance, as Program Director, he is dedicated and extremely enthusiastic to help each family continue the success of their child during this journey. Originally from Connecticut, Cody came to Colorado to earn his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University. When he’s not at Brain Balance, Cody loves to ski, golf and enjoy exploring beautiful Colorado with his dog Finn.
Owner, Brain Balance Warrior Mom
Jeanie joins Brain Balance with a passion to help children. With her 8+ years research into ADHD/Autism and Co-morbid disorders she looks forward to partnering with your family. What Brain Balance does that no other program does is work on ALL the senses to stimulate connections in the brain. The comprehensive assessment helps Brain Balance come up with an individual plan just for your child. Jeanie wishes to share her families success inside this program with your family. Join them on the path of transforming your home from chaos to calm!
“Through Therapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Neurofeedback, Neurodevelopment Centers, Pediatric Specialists, Autism camps, CHADD conferences, so many books we found Brain Balance Achievement Centers. WOW, after reading Dr. Melillo’s book, Disconnected Kids, we knew this was going to be life changing for our kids.
One of our boys, diagnosed with Autism and ADHD, was up to 3 medications a day to control his hyperactivity, impulse control, inattention, and aggression. I’ve tried over the years to reduce medication after each program with no success. Our son has been on 5 vs 21 pills a week for the last 6 months (2/3 6th grade) Josh changed his four finger pencil grip to normal after 3 weeks of the program; he went from super below average processing speed to normal. Josh had severe asymmetrical neck reflex (a primitive reflex) that made it near impossible for him to write out answers (dysgraphia) which has gone from severe to mild. I just finished his IEP and he no longer needs extended time, a behavior plan and tested above average for written skill, no longer needing an OT. *Tears of Joy!!* Homework has gone from 2 hours a night to 15 minutes every two weeks. He is much more compliant, not yelling at his brother every morning. He continues to learn which foods are inflammatory and what foods help him be successful. We still have work to do but talk about miraculous changes in less than a year of this amazing program!”
My very first job at age 12 was a baby sitter. The word spread & several families hired me. I knew at a young age working with children was my calling. Connecting with children is a gift (hats off to all our Educators). Every child is Brilliant, Unique & Amazing!!
After attaining a B.S. in Exercise Science at CSU, I directed a multitude of Youth Programs in the Athletic Club Industry. A career change in Marketing took place for the next 20 years until the introduction of Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Now I get to work with children again, plus Market a Revolutionary Program. Me Oh My!! I am Honored, Emotionally Vested, Grateful & so completely Blessed.
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Our Program is Ground Breaking. Our staff is committed. Customer Service is a priority. Brain Balance of Windsor is a contagious “energized” group that has a successful track record of changing the lives of children & the dynamic of the family for the better. Please join us in our crusade to advocate for children struggling with Neuro-Behavioral Disorders. Thank you so much. We Love our Community.