Lynn & Jason Brittnacher
The past five years of Lynn and Jason’s family’s life were filled with health challenges that seemed insurmountable. Leaning on God through these times allowed them to come out on the other side, stronger and more blessed than they could have ever imagined. With grateful hearts, they turned their eyes upward and asked, “What is your plan for us God? We are here to serve.” God answered them with an overwhelming need to use their talents to help individuals who struggle.
Lynn is the Executive Director of Brain Balance of Mequon; she has her degree in Elementary/Middle School Education with minors in Adaptive Education and Social Studies from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. She also received her masters in School Counseling from Lakeland University. Her passion has always been working with children and supporting those who struggled with ASD, ADHD, EBD and Learning Disorders. After 17 years of teaching Lynn started looking for something that would get to the root of the problem, giving children the underlying skills they needed to be successful in all areas of life. After researching and learning about Brain Balance she knew it was the path she must take. Jason has always loved working with children, he completed his certification as a Board Certified Cognitive Coach and has taken on the Lead Coach role, he loves helping children reach their highest potential.
Together, they jumped in with both feet, as they knew it was the direction they needed to go. They have found immeasurable joy in helping kids make profound change and watching families’ lives transform. The mission of this center is to help as many children as possible grow to their God given potential.
Emily Wollner is the Center Director. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Educational Studies and in Adaptive Education from Concordia University in Mequon. She is also a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist through IBCCES. Throughout Emily’s time in high school and college she worked at daycares, children's centers, and adult group homes. After graduating college, she continued her work with the special needs population doing ABA Therapy and then eventually continued on to use her knowledge in early childhood as a preschool teacher. Brain Balance immediately caught her attention when she found herself wanting to do even more and somehow "combine" everything she had learned into one career. That's exactly what Brain Balance is. Every job leading up to Brain Balance was important to Emily, including the students and the families, but Brain Balance has truly been her calling. Getting to work with kids and families and change their lives has been the biggest blessing and the reason Emily loves her work at Brain Balance so much.
Marian Guillen is the ESL Director. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University, and her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Concordia University. She is a Licensed School Counselor, a Certified Social Emotional Intelligence Coach, and received her Mind-Body Wellness Certificate. After graduating from Cardinal Stritch University, Marian provided in-home ABA therapy to children with autism. She has always been passionate about wanting to help students who struggle and giving them the tools they need to be successful. After reading Disconnected Kids, she realized Brain Balance would be the perfect program to meet students where they are and help them reach their full potential. With Spanish as her first language she is also a director who loves to work with our ESL families to help them understand the program and guide them through every step of the way. As a parent, she had the opportunity to see the impact the Brain Balance program made on her own daughter’s life. She loves coming to work and making a difference in every family she has the privilege to work with.
Katey Schleier is one of our Program Directors. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and has worked as a Treatment Therapist, Registered Behavior Technician, Case Manager, and Certified Nursing Assistant in the past. After working in several different fields related to psychology, Katey realized her true passion is working with children and now has almost 10 years of experience with children on the Autism Spectrum, as well as other developmental disorders. As a Program Director, Katey is excited to work collaboratively with the families, coaches, and other directors to foster achievement and success with all participants at Brain Balance.
Michaela Large is one of our Program Directors. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Concordia University of Wisconsin and her Master’s Degree in Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University. Throughout Michaela’s time in college she worked in ABA therapy, daycares, and at an outpatient therapy clinic for kids with special needs. She is dedicated to helping both the children who are struggling developmentally and to help the parents through the everyday challenges that may occur. With her background in behavioral therapy, she is constantly looking for new ways to motivate and encourage the kids as they move through the Brain Balance program. In addition to making an impact on kids’ and their families lives, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and her cat, Cocoa. “It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns. What matters is that we encourage them to never stop trying. “ - Robert John Meeham
BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF MEQUON
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.