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.


Chief Operating Officer

Carlos R. Cortes, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Cortes earned his medical degree at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia, and later, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland system. After arriving in the United States, he spent one year at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, two years consulting for Georgetown University’s School of Medicine, 11 years as a Research Associate at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center/ University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. He then completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health with an intense focus on brain imaging and research

Our Directors

Director of Programs

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.

Our Trainers

Coordinator of Scientific Learning/Fast Forward

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.


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.


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.


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.