Brain Training Team

At Brain Train America, all Brain Trainers are experts in our best practice brain training methodologies, and each have successfully completed the brain training programs that we employ.

Whether in the office or live online, our Brain Trainers can relate to the brain training experience, and are committed to the success of our brain training clients. You will work with a friendly and caring professional, highly recommended for the results they help brain training clients achieve.

Our Trainers


Van Fochios

Van Fochios is certified in brain training programs including Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Scientific Learning/Fast ForWord, and Interactive Metronome (IM), FitLight, and RightEye. Having previously worked for Disney World in Orlando, Van’s love of all things Disney makes him popular among young clients, and his friendly nature makes it easy for him to connect with clients of all ages. Van was a client at Brain Train while earning his bachelor of science degree from Full Sail University, and can attest to the impact brain training had on his academic success.


Daniel Ortman

As Coordinator of Scientific Learning at Brain Train America, Daniel Ortman is certified in brain training programs including Scientific Learning programs (Fast Forword and Reading Assistant), Interactive Metronome, and Integrated Listening Systems and RightEye. Daniel brings unique insight to brain training having experienced firsthand the transformative effects these therapies can have. Dan’s experience with AD/HD, dyslexia, and auditory and visual processing difficulties helps him to relate to the nuances of brain training and how it is experienced by the client. These insights helped Brain Train America become Scientific Learning’s Provider of the Year in 2017! He is particularly adept at providing virtual assistance to remote clients, and gets great satisfaction from intervention that keeps his clients from struggling the way he once did.


Beckie Childress

As a Trainer at Brain Train America, Beckie is certified in brain training programs including Interactive Metronome, Integrated Listening Systems, Fast Forword, and RightEye. A former educator and homeschooler, Beckie is well-acquainted with the challenges some children face when dealing with learning differences. After the success her own child experienced as a result of brain training, Beckie joined the team with a desire to help others achieve their potential.


Claudia Fochios

As a Trainer at Brain Train America, Claudia Fochios is certified in brain training programs including Integrated Listening Systems, Interactive Metronome and Fast Forword. She offers particular expertise in our newest technology, RightEye. Claudia has an encouraging style that helps clients feel good about their progress, while encouraging them to strive for more. Previously, Claudia worked as a swim instructor where she discovered her passion for teaching and helping others succeed. Claudia earned her degree in criminal justice from Towson University.


Matt Myers

As a Trainer at Brain Train America, Matt Myers is certified in brain training programs including FitLight, Interactive Metronome and Integrated Listening Systems, and Fast Forword. As a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise, Matt is well-equipped to assist our athletes to train for peak performance - not only physically, but mentally, as well. He holds a bachelor's degree in community health from Salisbury University, and is currently studying to be a Physical Therapy Assistant at Howard Community College.


Gregory Ortman

Gregory Ortman is certified in brain training programs including FitLight, Interactive Metronome, and Integrated Listening Systems. Gregory’s struggles resulting from multiple concussions were recently featured in an article in Popular Science, where he credits brain training with turning his life around. He is a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise and holds an associate of arts degree in exercise science from Howard Community College. Greg is currently studying Sports Management at Coppin State University.

Our Directors


Margaret Mackie

Margaret shares her creativity, teaching and love of knowledge each and every day as she works with our clients. She is particularly skilled at knowing just when a training program may need to be adjusted for maximum progress, and her patient and encouraging demeanor suit her to work with young children through older adults. Margaret is a certified trainer in RightEye, Interactive Metronome, IM HOME, Integrated Listening Systems, Advanced Brain Technologies, and FastForward.


Amy Monroe

As Director of Client Services, Amy brings over 12 years of corporate experience as a client sales and account executive to Brain Train America. Amy feels passionate about the services we provide because she has seen the positive impact on her own sons, as brain training has helped them unleash their potential. Amy has a gift for working with clients (current and potential) to understand their concerns and struggles, and determine the best course of action for them. She is certified in RightEye, Integrated Listening Systems and Interactive Metronome.