Meet our team of highly compassionate professionals

Bita Fotuhi
Chief Operating Officer


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


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


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


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
Lead EEG Technician


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. 

Hailey Watson
Brain Coach


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


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


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.
Katarina Veevers-Carter
Brain Coach


Katarina earned her Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in Psychology and Criminal Justice at The George Washington University. She continued with her studies by pursuing a Master’s degree in Criminology at The George Washington University. She is currently a teaching assistant in the sociology department and is a member of Phi Chi, The International Honors Society in Psychology.

Her past work integrates psychology, law, and medicine. In particular, she works on legal and legislative research that is related to healthcare and patient safety. She is well versed in the academic literature pertaining to our clientele at NeuroGrow and enjoys using empirically based approaches to help them improve their lifestyle choices. She enjoys seeing her patients gain more clarity and confidence in their cognitive abilities.

In her free time, Katarina enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dogs—preferably on a beach.

Yasemin Losee
Cognitive Test Technician


Yasemin is one of our cheerful cognitive testing technicians who loves her job and makes this testing process easy and enjoyable for our patients.

Yasemin is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, with a minor in Chemistry, at The George Washington University. Her past undergraduate research focused on performing pre-clinical trials of low-frequency deep brain stimulation to treat epilepsy. She also volunteers at a local crisis center making outbound social calls, welfare checks, and medication reminders for elderly individuals.

In her spare time, Yasemin loves drawing, painting, music, video games, and seeing her friends and family.

Chelsea Cluck
EEG Technician


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.

Chloe Lynch
EEG Technician


Chloe is one of our enthusiastic EEG/neurofeedback technicians. She loves helping people in any way she can, and greatly enjoys seeing our patients improve through their neurofeedback program.
Chloe earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Mason University. The brain has been her passion since a young age, and she loves to learn everything about it. At college, she participated in multiple research studies involving psychology, neuroscience, and statistics; she also became certified in mental health first aid. She plans to continue her education with a Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience.
In her free time, Chloe enjoys cross-stitching, watching TV, and talking to her family back in England.
Jessie Wimmer
EEG Technician


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


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.
Brittany Mirro
Clinical Administrator


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.

Cassanda Enriquez
Brain Coach & Clinical Administrator


Cassandra is one of our energetic staff members who is willing to help with any project in our office. Her main responsibilities include administrating the neurocognitive testing for our patients and helping with the administrative issues in the front desk area.

She earned her Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences at James Madison University. She loves learning more about the brain and feels passionate about helping people. As such, she plans to pursue her education and obtain a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology.

During her time in college, she worked as a student intern at NeuroHealth Solutions where she worked on a project about EEG and brain mapping. She became fascinated by the brain and enthusiastically chose to focus her career in the field of psychology and neuroscience.

In her free time, Cassandra likes to go on runs and hang out with friends.