Joy Wagner, Founder
Joy Wagner, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Iowa. She has practiced nursing and taught in the health field since 1982 changing her focus to Multiple Sclerosis, Auto-Immune and other Neuromuscular conditions after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001. Determined to regain her independence, Joy developed a rehabilitation protocol for herself. She named this program fitMS® in 2003 when she began teaching other MS patients at local fitness facilities. She released a standing and seated version of fitMS® on DVD in 2004 to make the program available to MS patients outside her community. Joy received the National MS Society’s “Leader of Hope Award” in 2004 in recognition of fitMS and her dedication to helping MS patients improve their mobility. Joy has taught fitMS® and spoken at patient and healthcare provider education events across the country since 2003.
Stephanie Bryan Kangas, MPH, Director of Philanthropy
Stephanie first met Joy in 2019 through a mutual friend. She was earning her master’s degree in Public Health from Benedictine University and needed an internship. After graduating, NeuroBalance offered her the position of Director of Philanthropy to develop new donors and support current ones. She is also responsible for fundraising throughout the year including writing grants for family and corporate foundations.
Jenny Wells, Administrative & Operations Manager
Jenny is the Administrative & Operations Manager at the NeuroBalance Center. She is responsible for scheduling and coordinating volunteers, managing our Point-of-Sale system, creating our Client newsletter, overseeing and operating our Rides Program, taking care of our adaptive outdoor vegetable & herb garden, and assisting with planning on and offsite events for the Center. She is also our point person for facility management, plus oversees provider & employee needs, manages reception, and orients & trains new employees and service providers.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, cooking, and being outdoors. She is also very passionate about the small non-profit she leads that supports her local police department. She holds an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Dietetics, as well as two technical degrees in Nutrition, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
Kayla Ceniseros, Lead Receptionist & Administrative Coordinator
Kayla Ceniseros is the Lead Receptionist and Administrative Assistant at the NeuroBalance Center. Primarily, she manages scheduling for the Center. She also assists with maintaining our Point-of-Sale system, helps sustain our social media platforms, provides assistance with facility operations, leads our team of receptionists and provides support to our Rides Program.
In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hiking with her chocolate lab Tinsley, spending time with family & friends and photography. Kayla is also a licensed cosmetologist & certified makeup artist; she spends her free time doing hair & makeup for special occasions.