Our Team

Who We Are

Southern California TMS Center was established for the treatment of depression using the revolutionary FDA approved treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and is now one of the largest providers of TMS in the United States. Under the direction and guidance of our Medical Director, Todd Hutton MD, the trained staff of Southern California TMS Center is there to answer any of your questions and help in your recovery from depression.

Chief Medical Director – Todd M. Hutton, MD

Dr. Todd Hutton is a board certified Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine where he teaches residents in Psychiatry, and is on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Hutton completed his advanced TMS Therapy Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hutton was also elected as TMS Clinical Society President for the 2019-2020 term.

Dr. Hutton received his Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1985, and his Doctor of Medicine in 1989 both from the University of California, Irvine. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he spent his last year as Chief Resident. He has compiled and preformed numerous TMS research studies and was asked to speak at the American Psychiatric Associations annual meeting on TMS, as a world leading expert.  Dr. Hutton has even been called on to TV shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz for his TMS experience and expertise.

In private practice since 1993, Dr. Hutton is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of many areas of adult psychiatric problems, including but not limited to Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Chemical Dependency, as well as Worker’s Compensation psychiatry.

If a psychiatric illness is diagnosed, one of our doctors will discuss the various treatment options available, and assist the patient in deciding on a well thought out approach to their care.

Our Doctors

Dr. Todd Hutton, Chief Medical Director

Dr. Todd Hutton is a board certified Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In private practice since 1993, Dr. Hutton is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of many areas of adult psychiatric problems, including but not limited to Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Chemical Dependency, as well as Worker’s Compensation psychiatry…

Brynn Bailey, PA

Dr. Roula Creighton

Dr. Roula Creighton completed her medical degree at University of California San Diego. She went on to complete her psychiatric internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has excellent training in TMS, psychopharmacology and …

Dr. Shameer Debnath

Dr. Debnath is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been a part of the Southern California TMS family since 2015. He completed his residency training at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center-Columbia University/NY-Presbyterian Hospital program where he also served as chief resident. He has experience in multiple areas in psychiatry including substance abuse treatment centers, community clinics, and is active in private practice with a focus on psychopharmacology. Dr. Debnath has a special enthusiasm for the very personal and cutting-edge treatment of TMS therapy that he has witnessed help change so many lives.

S. Melanie Lee, M.D.

Dr. Eric Noble

Dr. Eric Noble joined Southern California TMS Center in 2017. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his training at UCLA. He works with all types of people to help understand the thoughts, feelings and experiences that lead to stress and emotional pain. Dr. Noble is certified in and uses a combination of treatments, including…

Angela Sureen, M.D.

Brandon Schneider, MD

Physician Relations

Joann Gadsky, Director of Patient & Physician Relations

Joann Gadsky is the Director of Patient and Physician Relations at SoCal TMS Center and has worked as a healthcare provider since 1990. Joann has an extensive background in Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiovascular and Cancer Preventative Screenings, and Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy. Joann has worked with TMS Therapy since its approval by the FDA in 2008…

Jessica Jenkins, MHA
Associate Director of Patient & Physician Relations

Jessica joined SoCal TMS as Associate Director of Patient and Physician Relations after moving to Los Angeles from Missouri. Jessica has over 8 years of health care administration experience in both clinical and academic departments. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with a Master of Health Administration degree as well as a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and sociology including a minor in multi-cultural studies.

Our Staff

Amy, LVN – Clinical Director: Senior TMS Technician

Amy has over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 2007 and is the senior TMS technician and TMS coordinator of our Pasadena office. Amy will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding TMS…

Stephanie, RN – Clinical Director: Senior TMS Technician

Stephanie is an RN, and joined Southern California TMS Center in 2011, and is our Co-Clinical Director and Senior TMS Technician. She has been a Psychiatric Nurse for the last 14 years, with previous experience in ECT and in-patient adult psychiatry. She has seen, first-hand, the way TMS has changed the lives of so many people, and has dedicated her career to this special modality. She is currently furthering her education to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with SoCal TMS.

Annie – TMS Tech

Annie is TMS technician and completed her graduate studies in psychology and neuroscience. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley, and went on to get her MSc in England and France. She then specialized in MR imaging at the University of Oxford, where she found her passion for combining patient care and technology.

Barb, RN – TMS Tech Per Diem

Barb brings an extensive background in patient care to Southern California TMS Center. With more than 22 years experience as a psychiatric RN at Huntington Hospital, Barb now works part-time in the Pasadena office.

Camery – TMS Tech

Cara – TMS Tech

Celina, LPT – TMS Tech

Celina joined our TMS team in 2017 and has worked in Mental Health as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for the past 9 years. Celina has worked with a diverse group of the population from adolescents to elderly including mentally challenged…

Christine L. – TMS Tech

Christine is a certified TMS Technician and joined the SoCal TMS team in 2019. She graduated with honors from Indiana University with a degree in psychology and has worked as a life coach.

Christine S., LVN – TMS Tech

Diana, LPN – TMS Tech

Diana became an LVN in 2015 and began working at an alcohol and drug rehab facility where she got the bulk of her experience. She went on to work at a pediatric urology office before deciding to get back to psychiatric…

Erika, LPT – TMS Tech

Erika joined the team in 2017. She has been a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for 12 years. She has previous experience in inpatient/outpatient adult and child psychiatry, as well as experience in the ER at UCI Medical Center working with patients in acute psychiatric crises. When Erika is not working, you can find her in the…

Jill, LVN – TMS Tech

Jon, LVN – TMS Tech

Kelly, LVN – TMS Tech

Kelly is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and joined Southern California TMS center in September of 2017. She works in the Orange County locations. She hopes to return to school to obtain her Bachelor’s in Nursing…

Laura – TMS Tech

Laura is a certified TMS Technician and joined SoCal TMS in 2019. She is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s in psychological & brain sciences.

Lian, LVN – TMS Tech

Lynda – Receptionist

Paula, LVN – TMS Tech

Paula has have been working in Mental health/Substance abuse as a Nurse for 5 years. She is currently completing her BSN with a goal of a Psych Nurse Practitioner. She loves animals and worked in Ocean Research before getting into…

Rebecca, LVN – TMS Tech

With over 12 years experience in the behavioral health field, Rebecca has a real passion for helping others. As a TMS technician Rebecca’s goal is to offer hope and support to those who are suffering with depression…

Sherri , LPT – TMS Tech

Sherri has vast experience in the mental health field. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 1990, and has been a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for 27 years. Sherri has worked for the Department of Defense, and Wounded Warriors at…

Sho, LPT – TMS Tech

Sho is a Licensed Psychiatric Technician and has a Bachelors in Biochemistry from University of California, Riverside. Sho has worked in various areas in mental health. He joined the SoCal TMS team in 2019.

Sonny, LVN – TMS Tech

Sonny joined the Southern California TMS family in 2018. He has been a Licensed Vocational Nurse since 2002 and has specialized in hospice care, pediatrics, chemical dependency and psychiatric nursing. He is driven by his desire to provide…

Stacy, LVN – TMS Tech

Stacy joined our team in 2015. She is a graduate of Riverside City College with an Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing and Health Science. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 2012…

Tracy, LVN – Senior TMS Tech

joined our Southern California TMS team in May 2015, and is one of our senior TMS technicians. She has been in in the medical management & aesthetic field for over 15 years, and is currently pursuing her RN degree…

Yesenia, LVN – TMS Tech

Yesenia has been part of Southern California TMS since 2013, first as a technician at Community Hospital Long Beach, and now in Orange and Long Beach. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Biola University and has worked in the mental health field for over 5 years. She is currently working towards earning a Master’s…

Administrative Staff

Krystal – Billing Manager

With over 12 years experience as an insurance biller, we were excited to have Krystal join SoCal TMS in January 2016. Krystal manages billing for several of our offices, as well as being a “Jackie of all trades” in our Pasadena office. Krystal also coordinates special projects…

Tina – Billing

Tina is an important part of our billing and reimbursement team. She came to the medical field after more than two decades working in fundraising…

Becca – Adminstrative Assistant

Becca joined our team in April of 2018. As administrative assistant, she works closely with our Director and Associate Director of Patient Relations. She is currently earning her degree in Psychology.

Kai – Office Manager

Kai joined Southern California TMS Center in April of 2015. As the Office Manager of our Pasadena Office she has over 20 years of Medical Office and Medical Billing experience, with an additional 5 plus years of patient care. Kai is a Pasadena native, with a quick smile and here for all our patient’s needs…

Tami Wiersma -Human Resources Director

Tami Wiersma provides Human Resources services for all SoCal TMS facilities; as a Consultant she works for many other medical and professional practices throughout LA and Orange County. She holds a PHR designation, a Bachelor’s in Business Mgmt, and is Certified as a professional Mediator, specializing in employment issues. Tami is a fan of the…

Karen Genilo – Bookeeper

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