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Meet our team of highly compassionate professionals

Bita Fotuhi
Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Bita oversees all business and operational aspects of our practice. She ensures that all of our patients and staff are fully satisfied with their experiences at NeuroGrow. She handles the human resource aspects, staff scheduling, billing, technology matters, and communication with insurance companies. She serves as an advocate for our patients, and promptly addresses any concerns they may have.
 
Bita has had a great deal of leadership experience in the field of technology and healthcare. She earned her engineering degree from Concordia University in 1999 and pursued a career as a computer engineer at Ericsson. She then joined Lockheed Martin corporation and was involved in their contract with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including the modernization of their on-line Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining NeuroGrow, Bita served as the practice manager for the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness where she was in charge of technology, HR, and the business aspects of that operation.
 
In her spare time, Bita enjoys spending time with her two young daughters (Nora & Maya) and her husband (Dr. Fotuhi), dancing tango, fitness training, and traveling.
Emily Burg
Physician Assistant

Biography

Emily earned her bachelor’s degree of health sciences with a focus in pre-physician assistant studies and minor in biology from James Madison University. Following a year working as an assistant to a spine surgeon  she entered the Physician Assistant program at Duke University, from which she received a master’s degree in health sciences.
 
She began her career as a Physician Assistant at George Washington University hospital in internal medicine. After teaching and mentoring many PA students during their clinical rotations, Emily was appointed to the adjunct faculty at the University.  She continues to see patients at GW in the medical and psychiatric units.
 
While a student at Duke, Emily performed as a singer in a cover band. On her days off, Emily enjoys spending time with her fiancé, her sister and brother-in-law, and her twin nephews. She loves running, exploring live music in the DC area, and planning a next trip to someplace she’s never been before.
 
Yumna Khan
Practice Manager

Biography

Yumna helps with scheduling appointments, billing, and addressing patient concerns. She is incredibly thoughtful and considerate; she makes sure that patients are fully satisfied with the services they receive at our brain center.

Yumna graduated from Shenandoah University with Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Biology, and plans on pursing a Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy with a concentration in Pediatrics. In her junior year she helped conduct a study which demonstrated the different impacts that fitness can have on the brain with alternative music choices. She also worked with her school soccer team and conducted exercise testing as part of her curriculum.

In her free time, Yumna enjoys traveling, dancing, going to the gym, listening to music, and learning about different cultures. She is also fluent in four languages and plans to continue learning more.

Emily Scott
Lead Brain Coach

Biography

Emily earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from public honors college at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She worked previously as an assistant teacher helping children with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Outside of school and work, she played volleyball during her college career and has helped coach a volleyball team for young girls.

Emily is incredibly kind and compassionate. She feels passionate about helping our patients realize their full potential and enjoys assisting them along their journey to become more confident in their cognitive abilities.

In her free time, Emily likes to spend time with her family and friends, cook and watch Netflix. 

Courtney Wilson
EEG Technician

Biography

Courtney is our enthusiastic EEG Technician who enjoys getting to know our patients, as well as seeing them improve throughout their neurofeedback program.

Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. In her senior year she conducted multiple independent research studies which included research on pain thresholds. It is through her course work and her research that she discovered her passion for Cognitive Neuroscience. She is planning to further her education in Cognitive Neuroscience and hopes to achieve a Masters’ degree or a Ph.D.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring her new home, trying new restaurants, visiting wineries and breweries, hiking and traveling. 

Amanda Gundersen
Brain Coach

Biography

Amanda graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Previously, she worked as an Early Childhood Education Policy Intern at the American Enterprise Institute where she helped research and write a report on state expenditures on early care and education. During her time at UVA, Amanda was a Research Assistant in the University’s “BabyLab.” Here, she investigated whether an urban versus a rural home environment affects a toddler’s threat perception. She also enjoyed being a mentor to a child with autism in the Charlottesville community. Amanda plans to obtain a PhD in Psychology and continue her passion of helping others and boosting their self-confidence.
 
In her spare time, Amanda likes to spend time with her friends and family and her two dogs, especially her Basset Hound, Tucker. Additionally, she enjoys sports, traveling, and volunteering at local preschools
Griffin Morin
Brain Coach

Biography

Griffin earned his Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology from George Washington University in DC. He previously worked as a Crew Leader for the Student Conservation Association; in this position he led high school students through a youth leadership development program while fostering connectedness with nature and facilitating service to the land. Aside from work and school, he has volunteered on service trips and tutored with the Petey Greene Program.

Griffin is passionate about authentically helping people grow and meet their goals.

In his free time, he likes to go hiking, play frisbee, hangout with friends and cook.

Hailey Watson
Brain Coach

Biography

Hailey earned her bachelor’s of Science degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences from Texas Tech University. As a part of her undergraduate degree, Hailey completed her practicum at a private non-profit counseling agency where she assisted in providing accessible counseling services to those in recovery from addiction. She plans to continue her education and obtain a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy so that she can continue to help others nurture their own personal development and well-being. She loves mindful meditation.

In her free time, Hailey enjoys challenging herself through weightlifting, snowboarding and hiking. But, also makes the time to unwind through meditation and by spending time with her two dogs.

Haley Gaetani
Brain Coach

Biography

Haley graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Previously, she worked as an Intensive In-Home Clinician for a mental health agency working with families and children at risk of being removed from their homes. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at Capella University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an active member in the counseling national honor society, Chi Sigma Iota. As a Brain Coach, she enjoys encouraging patients to improve their sleep, fitness, diet, and stress levels in order to improve their cognitive functioning.

In her free time, Haley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog Paisley, cooking, gardening, and going to the gym.

Hamayel Safi
Brain Coach

Biography

Hamayel is one of our cheerful, bright, and energetic associates who is pursuing her education in bio-psychology and neuroscience at George Mason University. Hamayel is a certified Life coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She plans to become a physician as she enjoys making an impact on people’s lives for the better.
 
Hamayel has had experience in assisting with diagnostic tests for children and helping to create a program for them to succeed at school. She worked with children who had learning disabilities and showed them new ways of learning and memorizing. She played an active role in a tutoring center during her high school where she was a Chief Instructor. She also worked in an Optometry office as an Office Coordinator and Optometric Technician. She managed the front desk, handled any issues patients had, and served as the Optometrist’s right hand. She conducted preliminary testing, taught patients how to handle contacts and glasses, and maintained patient flow.  She also participated in research on patients who had HIV and had difficulty sleeping.
 
In her free time, she choreographs dances and performs them on stage and at weddings. Her other hobbies include traveling and learning about new cultures and meeting new people, modeling, photography, spending time with her family, and going to family parties.
Santina Maritato
Brain Coach

Biography

As one of our most cheerful Brain Coaches, Santina loves helping patients reach their fullest potential in all aspects of their life including sleep, nutrition, fitness, and stress management.

Santina graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associate’s degree in Sociology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capella University to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Previously, she worked as a Certified Nurse Aid in nursing homes providing one on one personal care for her patients and as a manager in a fitness studio where she assisted her clients reach their nutrition and fitness goals.

In her free time, Santina enjoys exploring new recipes to cook, running on the trails, soaking up the sunshine, and traveling to the 7 wonders of the world.

Chelsea Cluck
EEG Technician

Biography

Chelsea is one of our enthusiastic EEG/neurofeedback technicians.  She loves working with people and being a part of their positive experience here at NeuroGrow.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at George Mason University, with a concentration in Forensic Psychology and a minor in Forensic Science. Throughout her career at Mason, Chelsea has been a student athlete on the D1 Women’s Rowing team, Vice President of the Forensic Science Student Association, and a member of the Psychology Club. She plans to continue her education with a PhD in Psychology.

 

Having grown up on a farm in small-town Kansas, Chelsea is still getting used to the city life. Outside of work and class, she likes to play tourist and visit the monuments and museums in DC.

Jessie Wimmer
EEG Technician

Biography

Jessie earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at George Mason University. Her interests focus in cognition, mental health, and sleep disorders. Jessie is planning to continue her education with a Master’s degree in Psychology. In her free time, Jessie loves playing video games and drinking lots of coffee.

Shruti Gokhale
EEG Technician

Biography

Shruti loves helping our patients in any way possible.
 
Shruti earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from Virginia Commonwealth University. During her time at VCU, she was a research assistant at the Healthy Lifestyles Center, associated with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU where she worked on projects pertaining to child obesity and food environment studies. She also participated in the Accountable Health Communities screening in association with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. She hopes to use these experiences to mold her career in healthcare.
 
In her free time, Shruti enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and reading.
 
Vasudha Rathore
EEG Technician

Biography

Vasudha earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, with a pre-medical concentration, from George Mason University. While at Mason, she was a research assistant for Clinical Psychology lab. Her research focused on using trans-cranial magnetic resonance to better understand psychological disorders.

In her free time, Vasudha enjoys to travel, work out, and try new food.

Brittany Mirro
Clinical Administrator

Biography

Brittany is a recent graduate from Old Dominion University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology. She completed her internship at a memory care facility where she pursued her passion in helping others while challenging her patients into improving their cognitive abilities mentally and physically. Brittany plans to continue her education by obtaining her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, engaging in outdoor activities, coaching gymnastics and traveling.

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