Clinical Team

At NeuroStim, You’re the Most Important Member of Our Team

Your commitment to treatment combined with our experience will offer you the optimum opportunity to find the relief from the depression you are seeking. The NeuroStim TMS Clinical Team is led by industry experts who are at the forefront of industry research and patient care. Our clinical staff is certified in TMS administration and leverages TMS therapy to revitalize our patients’ lives. We are focused on achieving positive, sustainable change for our patients.

MEET YOUR CLINICAL TEAM

Tasha Morris, MD

Tasha Morris, MD

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Tasha Morris is a board certified Psychiatrist with 19 years of clinical practice. She earned her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center along with a fellowship at NYU School of Medicine. She served as an Instructor in Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and currently as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UW-Harborview Medical Center.

Jonathan Downar, MD, PhD

Jonathan Downar, MD, PhD

CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Jonathan Downar is a renowned neuroscientist and Co-Director of the rTMS Clinic at University Health Network, one of North America’s leading TMS clinics. Dr. Downar has directed dozens of TMS clinical studies and his work has been published in numerous high-impact international research journals. He is often a keynote speaker at international conferences and is highly regarded as a world-leading expert on TMS.

Ioana Diaconu, MD

Ioana Diaconu, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Ioana Diaconu is a board certified Psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical practice. She earned her MD from Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie in Iasi, Romania in 1995. She completed her residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, where she was Chief Resident. She has served at Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, WA from 2004-2020, including positions as a Medical Director and Service Director of different hospital divisions.

Nick Weiss, MD

Nick Weiss, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Nick Weiss is a board certified Psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical practice. He earned his undergrad degree at Yale and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship at UC San Francisco, where he also served as Assistant Clinical
Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics. Other positions include UW-Harborview, Seattle Children’s and Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Jessica Jajesnica

Jessica Jajesnica

MSN, ARNP, PMHNP

Jessica Jajesnica is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her BSN from Viterbo University and her MSN & PMHNP from the University of Washington. She spent her first 11 years in medicine with the US Army, including time at Madigan Army Hospital at JBLM, followed by 10 years in the private sector at Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, WA (2008-2018).

Boyd Cowan

Boyd Cowan

MSN, ARNP, PMHNP

Boyd Cowan is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He holds an undergraduate degree from Washington State University, and dual Master’s degrees in Psychology and Psychiatric Nursing (PMHNP) from Seattle University. Over the past decade, he has served in both outpatient and inpatient settings, including several South Sound hospitals and at the University of Puget Sound.

Tracie Ross

Tracie Ross

MPH, ARNP, PMHNP

Tracie Ross is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her BSN from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, followed by her Masters in Public Health from Washington University in St. Louis. She attended Vanderbilt University for her Master of Science in Nursing (PMHNP). She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals and clinics, working with both military and civilian patient populations.

Chris Sheets

Chris Sheets

DNP, PMHNP

Chris Sheets is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He earned his BSN from University of Washington – Bothell, followed by his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has over 10 years of clinical experience in mental health with organizations including Navos Mental Health and University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit).

Karen

Karen

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Karen is a TMS Coordinator and administrative specialist. Prior to joining NeuroStim, she spent 22 years working in the education sector, including positions as a teacher, administrator and director. Karen holds multiple roles with NeuroStim in both patient advocacy and back office administration. She serves as a Lead Patient Advocate, TMS Coordinator, and in Operations Management.

Madison

Madison

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Madison serves as a Lead TMS Technician and Clinical Operations Specialist for NeuroStim. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. She earned her Master’s degree in Health Leadership & Health Administration from Western Governors University. She has comprehensive experience in healthcare in both patient care and administration.

Rachele

Rachele

HR & OPERATIONS

Rachele joined NeuroStim in fall 2020 as HR Manager & Project Specialist after 10 years of industry experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and is active with SHRM (Seattle Chapter). Her experience in HR includes roles as Coordinator, Generalist and Consultant. Prior to joining NeuroStim she held positions with Amazon and Fairfax Behavioral Health Hospital, among others.

Crystal

Crystal

TMS COORDINATOR

Crystal is a certified TMS Technician. She is passionate about health & wellness and has over 20 years of experience as a certified physical trainer, counselor, ministry leader, and life coach. She is a certified Biblical Counselor and has served as a Lay Pastor for 15 years. She spent 10 years as a YoungLife Leader and still mentors HS and college students. Her undergrad education was at Seattle Pacific University.

Brooke

Brooke

BSN-RN, TMS SPECIALIST

 

Brooke is a graduate of Georgetown University with her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She also studied at PSU and Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in the hospital setting at the University of Washington, Georgetown Medstar Hospital, Johns Hopkins’ Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Shock Trauma at UMMC. Brooke is pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at USD to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Alex

Alex

TMS SPECIALIST

Alex is a certified TMS Technician and Researcher. He graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, where he worked in a cognitive science lab and helped publish experiments on mind behaviors.  Alex has delivered over 3,000 TMS treatments and his research work has been featured in Brain Stimulation. Alex was recently a guest panelist at the 2021 CTMSS Annual Meeting.

Rebecca

Rebecca

AREA MANAGER

Becca is a certified TMS Technician, TMS Coordinator, and Area Manager (South Sound) for NeuroStim. She was formerly an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Air Force. She is also a former fitness instructor and representative for Nautilus Fitness Solutions. She has a 10-year history of volunteer work supporting disabled individuals and victims of assault. Becca holds a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Central WA University.

Katie

Katie

AREA MANAGER

Katie is the founding  Clinic Coordinator for NeuroStim’s busy Seattle clinic in Northgate and Area Manager (North Sound). She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University, where she majored in Psychology and minored in music and theater. Prior to NeuroStim, she spent 5 years as a Client Relationship Manager with Xerox and two years as a Behavioral Educator working with autistic children. 

Muriel

Muriel

TMS COORDINATOR

Muriel is a TMS Coordinator and Certified TMS Technician. She has spent many years working in healthcare administration and direct patient care with a passion to serve the most vulnerable in her community. Before joining NeuroStim, she was a Certified Nursing Assistant working exclusively with those struggling with anxiety and depression. She considers it an honor to help those in their journey to better health.

Kate

Kate

CLINIC COORDINATOR

Kate joins NeuroStim with 5 years of experience in the medical field, with an emphasis in behavioral  health. Her clinical experience includes both inpatient and outpatient care, holding prior positions with Smokey Point Behavioral Health, Compass Health, and Josephine Caring Community. Kate holds a Bachelor’s in Human Services from Western Washington University and is currently working on her MBA.

Tarran

Tarran

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

Tarran is a certified TMS Technician. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of California Los Angeles. Tarran worked as a research assistant in UCLA’s Neuroscience Lab as an undergrad and postgraduate student. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at UW Seattle. She has been a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation and mentored inner-city kids since 2015.

Marissa

Marissa

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

Marissa is a certified TMS Technician who joined NeuroStim in the summer of 2020. She has 6 years of patient care experience and managing healthcare office functions working as a former Chiropractic Technician and Administrative Office Assistant. Marissa studied science at Jefferson State Community College. Marissa is passionate about mental health and serving others. She is a proud military wife and mother to two young children.

Cynthia

Cynthia

TMS TECHNICIAN

Cynthia is a certified TMS Technician. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Colorado Technical University. She has over 15 years of experience in various medical specialties, including veterinary medicine, sports medicine, chiropractic, and massage therapy as a licensed massage therapist (LMT). She is passionate about alternative medical treatments and working in the mental health field.

Luxie

Luxie

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

Luxie is a certified TMS Technician. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Western Washington University, with an emphasis in chemistry and biology. During her time at WWU, she worked in a behavior research lab pursuing her interest in neurology. Before joining NeuroStim, she was an intern for an osteopathic doctor and a neurologist. She plans to eventually pursue a Physician’s Assistant program.

Kathryn

Kathryn

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

Kathryn is a certified TMS Technician. She grew up in the healthcare field, beginning her career in 2010 as a young teenager working in her father’s dental practice. She brings years of both patient care and  healthcare administration experience to NeuroStim. She is a military spouse who is passionate about  helping people struggling with mental health. She holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University.

Angie

Angie

BILLING COORDINATOR

Angie joins NeuroStim with over 20 years of experience in healthcare administration, with a dedicated specialty in billing management. She started her career in 1998 as a medical biller and quickly transitioned to billing department lead, followed by department supervisor and then office manager. She is an expert at revenue cycle management and has a strong passion for the mental health field.

Seanacie

Seanacie

BILLING ASSISTANT

Seanacie joins NeuroStim with 8 years of experience in medical billing and administration. From 2012 to 2016 she worked as a billing clerk for MedCom Billing, followed by two years at Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) in Eatonville, WA. Her most recent positions include medical reception and general office administration for Physical Medical Center and billing supervisor with UTC (Dayton, OH).

Jake

Jake

TMS TECHNICIAN

Jake is a certified TMS Technician. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. While at PLU, he spent four years working in a bio-chemical lab setting, earned awards in both organic chemistry and biochemistry, and conducted large-scale human psychological research studies. His prior work experience includes being a medical scribe at CHC Hilltop and work at MultiCare’s Bridges Center for Grieving Children in Tacoma.

Madeleine

Madeleine

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

 

Madeleine is a certified TMS Technician. She recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from San Diego, where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University. While at PLNU, she developed a research project for mental health that focused on treating anxiety with essential oils, which included 100 PLNU students. She is passionate about mental health and plans to pursue her PhD in Psychology in the future.

Julianna

Julianna

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

Julianna is a certified TMS Technician. She joins NeuroStim with 5 years of prior experience working the mental health field. Her prior positions include being a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Facilitator and a Mental Health Technician & Staff Coordinator at Smokey Point Behavioral Health Hospital. She studied science & pre-nursing at Everett Community College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Zoe

Zoe

LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN

 

Zoe is a certified TMS Technician. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, where she conducted behavioral research in the Cognitive & Psych learning labs. Prior to joining NeuroStim, she worked as a case manager in a large substance abuse treatment center working with youth and families. She has also been a family support volunteer & counselor for University Presbyterian Church in Seattle since 2014.

Riley

Riley

TMS TECHNICIAN

Riley is a certified TMS Technician. She joined NeuroStim in the spring of 2021 after spending four years in the medical industry as a medical scribe with clinics and hospitals in both Arizona and Washington. She earned a Bachelor’s in Biology at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. Riley is passionate about patient care and advancing her medical career; she plans to attend medical school in the future.

Whittney

Whittney

CLINIC COORDINATOR

Whittney joined NeuroStim in the spring of 2021 with prior experience in the field of TMS as a clinical and administration specialist for another TMS organization here in the Pacific Northwest. Her prior positions include work as a TMS Coordinator, Technician, Medical Biller, and Office Manager. Prior to TMS, she spent 10 years abroad as an English teacher and school administrator, most recently in Thailand and Cambodia.

Jace

Jace

CLINIC COORDINATOR

Jace joined NeuroStim in the spring of 2021 and serves as Clinic Coordinator for our busy Bellevue clinic. He left behind his previous profession of a Surgical Neurophysiologist where he spent 8 years in both clinical and hospital settings working with patients with neurological disorders. Jace holds a certification in Neurophysiological Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Southwestern University in Texas.

Kara

Kara

TMS TECHNICIAN

Kara is a certified TMS Technician. She joins NeuroStim with prior experience in the neuroscience field as a technician with Sound Mind NW where she serves as a lead ‘brain trainer’ using biofeedback via NeurOptimal’s brain training system. Kara has experience in clinical, administrative, and marketing  disciplines. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Western Washington University.

Carley

Carley

TMS TECHNICIAN

Carley is a certified TMS Technician. She holds a Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology and a Minor in Psychology from Seattle University. She brings diverse volunteer experience in the medical field from Virginia Mason, the Seattle University labs of Biology and Biochemistry, and the Benaroya Research Center. Prior to NeuroStim, she spent two years as a medical scribe. Carley plans to attend medical school in the future.

Adam

Adam

TMS TECHNICIAN

Adam is a certified TMS Technician. He brings a wealth of work experience in behavioral health and specialized medical training to NeuroStim as a certified EMT. Just prior to joining NeuroStim, he spent four years as a behavioral health professional working with psych hospitals and DSHS in the South Sound area. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s from Pacific Lutheran University.

Molly

Molly

TMS TECHNICIAN

Molly is a certified TMS Technician. She joined NeuroStim in the spring of 2021 as a re-entry into the medical field after taking a six year sabbatical to pursue a career as an executive chef. Her prior experience in healthcare includes working as an in-home caregiver and nursing aide. As an executive chef, she held management positions at Microsoft and Parkside Retirement Community. Molly holds a degree from Walla Walla University.

Hannah

Hannah

TMS TECHNICIAN

Hannah is a certified TMS Technician. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Western Washington University, where she was also a four-year collegiate softball player. Hannah joins NeuroStim with 4 years of prior experience in the medical field working as a doctor’s assistant and clinical administrator for PPMA (Private Physician’s Medical Association). She is passionate about serving in the mental health field.

Rose

Rose

BILLING ASSOCIATE

Rose joined NeuroStim in the summer of 2021. She has extensive experience in medical billing, accounting and finance, with a combined total of 25 years experience. Her industry expertise, along with her empathetic heart and joyful personality make her a perfect fit to work with NeuroStim’s patients. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.