Our Team

Meet our awesome expanding team of dedicated people who bring unique, authentic gifts to this powerful program!

Intake Coordinator

Meghan Kirby

Meghan joins Brain Fit Academy, Inc. to connect with new families inquiring about BFA. She is available to chat about the program and how Brain Fit may meet your child’s needs. With a Master’s degree in Middle School Education, Meghan dedicated countless years in the classroom educating children of various learning abilities before she switched gears to focus on raising her three children. Through her own experiences in Brain Fit Academy, Meghan has developed a passion for assisting families who feel frustrated, exhausted and overwhelmed. She is devoted to supporting children who are struggling to find the pieces of their puzzle which would make life easier in the classroom, and in their everyday life, in order to reach their full potential.

Educational Coach & Advocate

Tina Fitanides

Tina joined Brain Fit Academy, Inc. with a passion for helping families and a wealth of experience as both a lawyer and a life coach. She has worked in the field of special education for over a decade, using her law degree to advocate for families of students with special needs and to advocate for state level policy changes to enhance services and supports for all children. Tina is also a Certified Life Coach who has supported clients as they navigate life changes and seek balance. She is excited to be able to merge her passion for special education law and coaching in her role as an Educational Coach and Advocate with Brain Fit Academy to help families navigate the special education system and advocate for their children to receive the services and supports they need to thrive.

Certified Brain Fit Coaches

Kate Acton

Kate has been a professional childcare provider for the past 12 years, and has also enjoyed working with children as a substitute teacher and volleyball coach. She is a natural with children, comfortably drawing out stuck emotions and reflexes. Kate began her career journey with a degree in Communications and Marketing from Emerson College. She went on to become a Certified Nutritional Microscopist with a background in physical therapy, chiropractic, nutrition, and detox programs. Kate brings a beautiful, diverse background which supports her work at Brain Fit Academy, Inc. working with children and families.

Brianna Nicholas

Brianna has a multi-disciplinary background with degrees in Behavioral Psychology, and East Asian Mandarin Studies. In addition, she is trained and certified as a Linguist, Life Coach, Psychosynthesis Therapist and Reiki Practioner. Brianna brings a passion for generating open and honest communication, fresh perspectives, and motivation for children and their families to accomplish their social, emotional, behavioral, and physical goals at Brain Fit Academy, Inc.

Amy Turner Tuomenoksa

Amy began her career working in a variety of settings providing one on one assistance to children diagnosed with Autism, behavioral challenges, and Sensory Processing Disorder. She further strengthened her natural skills with special needs children and adults working as an Inclusion Specialist at the YMCA. Amy has completed coursework in Expressive Therapy, Educational Kinesiology, and Nutritional interventions. It is her mission to help others live life with more ease and comfort. Amy has experienced great success providing therapeutic services to individuals in their homes, and is looking forward to continuing this work as a Brain Fit Academy, Inc. Coach. When Amy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, creating art, and spending time in nature. She is invested in improving her own health and wellbeing through practicing Yoga, Qi gong, and incorporating the Brain Fit Model into her own life.

Karen Noble

Karen has a strong background in education with degrees in English and Secondary Ed.  She found a passion teaching valuable reading, research, and presentation skills, to high school, college students and adults who struggle with literacy.  A mother of four children, Karen understands the challenges in finding the right support for families dealing with ADHD and learning differences. She combines these experiences with her background in education, her years as a corporate trainer and her passion for partnering with families in her work with Brain Fit Academy, Inc. clients. Karen is excited to support your family’s journey, helping children and adults succeed in their goals, ease frustration, enhance their mind/body connection and reduce anxiety as they go forward to fulfill their potential.

Amy Brewis

Amy has over 15 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, and is presently teaching technology to fourth and fifth grade students. She recognizes the challenges that children with disorganized brains have in school along with innovative solutions. Amy also has an innate ability supporting others in their emotional journey by releasing the root cause of negative triggers. Through exploring modalities to support her own son, Amy has familiarity and knowledge as to how food sensitivities and diet play a big role in learning and development. Amy’s own experience using the Brain Fit Academy, Inc. model has been life changing for her whole family. She is excited to partner with Brain Fit families so they too can feel healthier, happier, and more at ease in their brains and bodies.

Courtney Arseneault

Courtney comes to Brain Fit with a background as an educator, developmental specialist, and farmer! She holds a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education with a specialty in Special Education. She is the owner of Adventures in Learning, which provides educational and therapeutic programs with animals on her mini-farm in Ashland, MA. Courtney began her teaching journey in 1990 and has worked with countless children and families in a variety of educational settings in both public and private schools. She views herself as an advocate for children and their families and is dedicated to practices to ensure children receive the tools and support needed to feel successful in school and in life. Celebrating the whole child and the village needed to guide and love them is interwoven into her teaching philosophy and practices.

Allison K. Sullivan

Allison comes to Brain Fit Academy with over a decade of experience working with children and families. Early in her career she started as an Autism Specialist assisting children on the spectrum with accessing inclusion opportunities at school. It was this role that encouraged her to further her education and become an Occupational Therapist. Allison works as an OT in a nearby school district supporting children from Pre-K to 5th grade with executive functioning issues, sensory processing concerns, fine/gross motor deficits, visual perception/visual motor delays, and activities of daily living needs. 

Among Allison’s many roles, her favorite by far is being a mother! Allison establishes a connection with every child she works with and treats them with the same compassion and respect that she would hope her own child would receive.

Some of her other experiences include teaching adapted swim lessons, animal assisted therapies, running, meditation, and incorporating some of Brain Fit practices into her family’s daily routine.