At NeuroStim TMS, 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
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
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 a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and is highly regarded as a world-leading expert on TMS.
Ioana Diaconu, MD
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.
MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Chandra Cogburn is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington, a Master’s degree from Aspen University and a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University (PMHNP). Prior to practicing medicine, she earned two diplomas from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and worked as a film composer in Los Angeles.
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).
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
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 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 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 Human Resources Director.
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 is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Health Leadership from Western Governors University. She has comprehensive experience in healthcare in both patient care and administration.
LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN
Marina is a certified TMS Technician. Prior to joining NeuroStim, she provided in-home health care services in the south Puget Sound region. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and also attended Slavic Bible College in Jacksonville, Florida where she earned her Certificate of Ministry.
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.
BSN, 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 will be pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice this fall to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Eileen is a certified TMS Technician and TMS Coordinator in our Lakewood-Tacoma clinic. She has 15 years of healthcare experience across multiple industry specialties, including orthopedics, geriatrics, cardiology, occupational therapy, and mental health. Her greatest passion is mental health and geriatrics. She holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and is earning her Bachelor’s in Eldercare Administration.
Alex is a certified TMS Technician. He graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. While at WWU, he worked in a cognitive science lab and helped publish experiments on mind behaviors. His volunteer experience includes student teaching, building houses for the homeless abroad, and community support for mental health. Alex is passionate about neuroscience and novel treatments for psychiatric illness.
LEAD TMS TECHNICIAN
Mandi is a certified TMS Technician. She is new to the Northwest after recently relocating from the South. Mandi’s passion for mental health – along with her ‘southern charm’ – is a great asset to our Lakewood-Tacoma clinic. Prior to joining NeuroStim, she worked as a phlebotomist in a busy hospital setting in Alabama. Mandi holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science.
MA, TMS TECHNICIAN
Viktoriya is a certified TMS Technician and Medical Assistant, with a background primarily in senior care. Prior to joining NeuroStim she worked at Brookdale in Snohomish County as a patient advocate in their assisted living and senior care facility. She earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting from Everett Community College.
Sydney has over a decade of experience in patient care and healthcare administration. She obtained her CNA in 2007 and has worked in several specialty fields, including mental health. She studied Health Information Management at Indiana University and earned her Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification through Winegrass Georgia Technical College.
Becca is a certified TMS Technician. 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 degree in Health Science from Central Washington University.
Marcel is a certified TMS Technician. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees (Psychology and Biology) from Central Washington University and is currently pursuing an online Masters degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining NeuroStim, he worked in the hospital setting as an emergency room medical scribe and as an ER administrative technician.
LPN, TMS TECHNICIAN
Soraya is a certified TMS Technician and LPN. She served in the US Navy from 1998-2003, followed by 8 years working at the US Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor, WA. She earned her LPN from Skagit Valley College and has enjoyed working in the medical field for the last two decades. Prior to joining NeuroStim she worked as a TMS Technician at another clinic and is certified on both BrainsWay and MagVenture TMS devices.
Carlie is a certified TMS Technician who works part-time for NeuroStim while she works to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (May 2020) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Carlie was a four-sport varsity athlete in high school and is a member of PLU’s track and field team. She has been a basketball coach for NBC Camps every summer since 2015.
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 passionate about mental health and wellness and serving her community. She has been a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation and mentored inner-city kids since 2015.
Emily is a certified TMS Technician. She joined NeuroStim in the summer of 2019 after relocating to the Pacific Northwest from California. Her healthcare background includes working as an emergency room technician, a caregiver for elderly patients with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and as a health and wellness coach for the Special Olympics. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from California State University Channel Islands.
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.
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.
Courtney is a certified TMS Technician. She recently moved to Washington from Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She comes from a family of healthcare professionals and has experience in mental health, having previously worked at a treatment center for co-occurring disorders.
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.
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.