Debo Ofsowitz

Marketing and Finance Director, since 2008

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Debo’s proudest achievement: “At Balance I am proud of the fact that our clients feel as if the whole organization supports them on their road to better health and wellness. It is something I tried to do in my early days, just by answering the phones and talking to potential clients, and it is what I have tried to instill in our office staff. When I have clients tell me that they know the whole of Balance is on their side, then I know we are doing things right.”

Her guiding philosophy: “It is a quote from the Rabbi Hillel in the Talmud: ‘That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.’ I try to treat the client with kindness, dignity, and respect.”

The best part of her day at Balance: “When I am out and about, networking and marketing for the business, my favorite part of the day is when I drive by the office and I see that all the treatment rooms are in use. It means all of our therapists are helping someone. When I am working in the office, my favorite part of the day is when the client comes out of their appointment and you can see the change in their demeanor because they feel so much better than when they came in.”

Five words that describe Deb as a person and employee: “Happy, enthusiastic, scattered, compassionate, kind.”

 

April Lohne

Receptionist, since 2015

Hometown: Cocoa Beach, FL

April’s proudest achievement: “I am very proud of graduating high school and going to college. I am proud of learning another language (American Sign Language). I am proud of helping my mother battle and win against breast cancer. I am proud of living to 25 years, through depression and loss and challenges that felt too big to win at the time. I am proud of my family and friends’ accomplishments, and I am proud of their support of mine.”

Her guiding philosophy: “My mother always taught me to treat others the way you wish to be treated; I apply this is my day-to-day life, and even more so at work. I try to take a personal interest in each person that calls or walks through the door, and get them set up with the best therapist to help their specific needs. I want to make the entire experience as stress-free and simple as possible, from beginning to end. Learning their names, smiling, taking a personal interest in their lives…helps make that possible.”

The best part of her day at Balance: “When clients come back in from a session, able to roll their shoulders or bend over or just do something they couldn’t have done without pain just an hour before. I get to see the help our therapists are doing first hand, and it’s a really nice feeling. I just like helping people!”

Five words that describe April as a person and employee: “Kind, determined, confident, loyal, emotional.”

 

Katie Haworth

Administrative Assistant, since 2013

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Katie’s proudest achievement: “I am most proud of only being 16 years old when I started working at Balance Orlando. I am also very proud to have been the girls’ varsity flag football quarterback for my high school, which won the district championship last year.”

Her guiding philosophy: “Listening and understanding the client’s issues or pain they are experiencing.”

The best part of her day at Balance: “There is no best part. The whole day is amazing…from seeing my bosses, therapists and returning clients, to meeting new clients!”

Five words that describe Katie as a person and employee: “Trustworthy, honest, outgoing, caring, funny.”

 

Niki Murphy

Chief Administrator, since 2012

Hometown: Ft. Myers, FL

Niki’s proudest achievement: “It’s so cliché, but it’s my kids and my family. Our family moved throughout the state of Florida 5 times in 6 years. Most times my husband would leave for our new location months before the kids and I could join him. These were some very exciting but exhausting years. I wouldn’t change any of it though. Those years helped us figure out what is important.”

Her guiding philosophy: “My own issues with chronic pain led me to Balance. I feel like I can relate to our clients, whether they have a one-time issue or they are dealing with an ongoing problem.”

The best part of her day at Balance: “I always joke with our clients that I come to work for the peace. With 2 busy kids it is hard to find quiet. Balance has a calmness to it even on our busiest days.”

Four words that describe Niki as a person and employee (she couldn’t think of a fifth!): “Loyal, direct, kind, stubborn.”