About TMS Solutions

Founded in 2014, TMS Solutions is a pioneer in the TMS field.

We have seen firsthand the transformative effects of TMS and are passionate about bringing this life-changing depression treatment to as many people as possible.

TMS Solutions…

The following are the tenets our company was founded on.

Six Pillars Of TMS Solutions


In the darkness of depression, TMS is a light that gives patients hope for a renewed life.


To stimulate healing, we create and improve connections, both neural and human. Together, they are stronger.


When passion meets purpose, anything is possible.


By educating ourselves and becoming an authority in TMS, we are teaching providers and helping facilitate a movement toward progress and the growth of a new promise.


Veterans fought to protect our freedoms. We fight to help them pick up the pieces so they may live their fullest, happiest lives.


TMS therapy can help so many. By raising awareness about it, we are creating a new standard of care.

Our Executive Team

Kevin Vitale

Chief Executive Officer

Working with the founding team, Kevin joined TMS Solutions, Inc. in May 2023 to lead the strategic growth and scaling of both new clinics and therapeutic services, to expand the company’s business and reach more patients. 

Kevin brings over 30 years of executive and board experience delivering cutting edge technology, products, and services to domestic and international markets. Igniting growth for both emerging and established organizations has been the hallmark of his career, ranging from venture-backed startups, mid-stage turnarounds, and publicly traded companies. He has successfully repositioned companies for scale by embedding a relentless focus on authentic customer advocacy, product and organization alignment, and value creation, and by leveraging an instinctive ability to rethink the market possibilities. His deep expertise in emerging technology, product development, branding, market positioning, global sales, and services has been pivotal in focusing companies to deliver new products and services while being capital efficient.

Kevin most recently served as the CEO and Chairman of VRstudios, Inc. In addition to serving as an advisor and board member with a variety of organizations, his other executive leadership positions include NetSteps, Ejasent, Encanto Networks, Wall Data (NASDAQ) and NetFRAME Systems (NASDAQ).

Christopher Blackburn

Founder | President

Chris graduated with a BA from Gonzaga University. He was a NCAA Division I athlete and was in the US Men’s Soccer National Team pool from 1988-1991. While at Gonzaga and following graduation, he worked for the US Government, becoming a front-line intelligence source during the Balkan wars, for which he received several commendations and international accolades. He also participated in The Wharton School Entrepreneurship program.

While charting an innovative business development path with Dr. Sammons, Chris’s path quickly became a super highway of fierce advocacy for their TMS patients. He has made it his life’s mission to spread awareness about depression and help those suffering achieve relief. The driving force behind his work is seeing patients’ lives transformed in front of his eyes, despite years or even decades of suffering with depression. Chris works diligently to offer TMS to as many forward thinking doctors and clinics as possible. 

His greatest accomplishments and loves are his kids

Dr. Robert A. Sammons, Jr.

Co-Founder | Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Robert Sammons received his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was trained in TMS at the Harvard School of Medicine. He has been a leader in the TMS field, serving in numerous capacities with the Clinical TMS Society (CTMSS). He has been a member of the Outreach, Legal, Business and Ethics, and Annual Meeting committees, serving as Chairman of the 2023 CTMSS Annual Meeting. He was elected to the Board of Directors and, from there, elected to the Executive committee.  Dr. Sammons was a lecturer for the Pulses course, and has presented three CTMSS Grand Rounds, most recently the August 2023 CME, Anatomy Of Theta Burst. In 2023, he was made a Fellow in the CTMSS and was awarded the first ever Legacy award at the annual meeting. He also serves on the Foundation For the Advancement of TMS Board of Directors, which established the Bob Sammons TMS Research Fund. 

Dr. Sammons was added as an adjunct research professor at Colorado Mesa University to develop and publish research and clinical trial information using TMS technology, with the hope that TMS will be approved for treating other conditions, including PTSD. As a veteran, he is especially interested in this issue with regard to the VA system.

In 2014, Dr. Sammons and Christopher Blackburn co-founded TMS Solutions with the goal of expanding the availability of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression. They are actively seeking strategic partnerships with like-minded doctors and clinics to work with them in this life-changing process.

Douglas Durst

Chief Financial Officer

Douglas graduated from University of Washington with his BA in Accounting and Finance, and received his MBA in Finance, summa cum laude from Nova Southeastern University. He joined TMS Solutions, Inc. in 2022.

With over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, and operations, Douglas spent 15 of those 25 years as Chief Financial Officer for private and public companies. He was also a partner with Moss Adams, an accounting, consulting, and wealth management company, and he served as the Director of Business Performance for Microsoft Corporation.

Our TMS Providers

Dr. Mark Chalem | WA

Spokane | North Spokane

Dr. Tamara Helfer | ID


Tonya Hood, PMHNP | UT


Dr. Robert Mendenhall | UT


Dr. Aaron Meng | CO

Ft. Collins

Dr. Roderick O'Brien | CO

Broomfield | Glendale
Greenwood Village

Dr. Robert Sammons | CO

Grand Junction

Dr. Janet Settle | CO

Greenwood Village

Dr. Susie Wiet | UT

Salt Lake City