Dr. Susan DeVito

Changing children’s lives with innovative ideas

Dr. Susan DeVito, executive director of Brain Balance of Henderson, has always had a love of serving families and changing lives, which led to her first career choice of Doctor of Chiropractic with emphasis on pediatrics. During her private practice in New York from 1988-2003, she cared for children with learning challenges. After selling her practice and moving to Nevada in 2004, she became a motivational speaker, business and life coach.

“I had the pleasure of traveling internationally; educating and inspiring other health care providers to empower their patients toward true wellness and understanding of how the nervous system works,” she said.

While contemplating another career change in 2010, her friend Dr. Anthony Pusateri recommended she read “Disconnected Kids” by Dr. Robert Melillo.

“I was halfway through the book when I knew this was my next calling,” DeVito explained. “With my awareness that ADHD is now the largest childhood epidemic in the world, I knew I had to do something about it right here in Southern Nevada.

“Dr. Robert Melillo, the creator of our program, is where I receive my most current inspiration. The manner in which he went about putting the pieces of this puzzle together and was determined to solve the learning challenges of children and families amazes me,” she said.
“As a mentor, I have always taken young people under my wing to provide them a window into the field in which I work. At present I have a high school and college student volunteering at Brain Balance since they are both interested in children with developmental disorders and are contemplating careers within a similar field.”

According to Dr. DeVito, Brain Balance (with 54 locations nationwide) will be the No. 1 leading resource for children with developmental disorders in the near future. She believes the program has the potential to reverse the current trend of increasing number of children diagnosed with a spectrum disorder like ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia and Tourette’s syndrome. The program is based on neuroplasticity and epigenetics and it is drug free.

Dr. DeVito is also inspired by Robin Sharma, Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar “for their keen ability to help people focus their mind and take action as well as put life and things in perspective. Mother Theresa inspires me with heart and soul and being a citizen of the world.

“Although I am not personally associated with any one charity, I do support many. Recently I attended a Boys and Girls Club event, The Jewish Federations of Las Vegas Women’s Philanthropy as well as a private fundraiser for a child. I look forward to doing more of this in the future. I’m anxious to get involved with the Dave Rice Foundation and the Lili Claire Foundation.”

As for any woman wanting to enter the field, Dr. DeVito has one answer. “Go for it if your desire comes from wanting to change the world one child at a time.”
Wonderful advice from a Fearless Female who truly desires to help children of Southern Nevada.

On the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m., Dr. DeVito offers free parent lectures about the program. Educators may tour the Henderson center during open houses held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 702.778.9500 or go to brainbalancehenderson.com.