About TMS Solutions  

The Six Pillars of TMS Solutions

TMS Solutions is passionate about transforming the lives of those who suffer from depression through TMS Therapy.

Like the pillars of the Temple of Athena, the following strengths support the foundation our company was built upon.

  1. Saving Lives: In the darkness of depression, a flicker of light is hope. The possibility of a new beginning, and of life renewed.
  2. Connection: We stimulate healing through connection, both neural and human. Together, they are stronger.
  3. Leadership: Through educating ourselves, teaching new providers, and becoming an authority in the field, we will help facilitate a movement toward progress. The growth of a new promise.
  4. Unwavering Passion: When passion meets purpose, anything is possible.
  5. Veteran Advocacy: Veterans fought to protect our freedoms - let’s make it our mission to help them pick up the pieces.
  6. Spreading the Message: TMS can help so many. By raising awareness for TMS therapy, we help create a new standard of care.

Our Corporate Staff

Robert A. Sammons, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Director

Dr. Robert Sammons received his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his M.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was trained in TMS at the Harvard School of Medicine. Both Dr. Sammons and his business partner Christopher Blackburn have received certification in TMS treatment using the Neurostar technology.

Dr. Sammons has been added as an adjunct research professor at Colorado Mesa University to develop and publish this research and clinical trial information using TMS and Neurostar technology. He is hopeful that TMS will be approved to be used to treat other conditions. Among some of the off-label treatments that hold promise are Tinnitus, Postpartum Depression, and PTSD, for which he is especially interested with regard to veterans and the VA system.

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

Dr. Sammons counts major depression among the worst conditions he treats because of the debilitating effects and limited quality of life for those who suffer from depression.

While medications remain the primary means of treating severe depression, they don’t always work, or the side effects are impacting quality of life. That’s why, after decades of treating depression, this Colorado psychiatrist has turned to a procedure that uses "magnetic pulses" to relieve the symptoms of depression.

Dr. Robert Sammons Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

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Christopher Blackburn
Co-Founder & CEO

While charting an innovative business development path with Dr. Sammons, Chris' path quickly turned into a super highway of advocacy for their TMS patients.  

Chris graduated from Gonzaga University where he was a NCAA Division I athlete and was in the US Men's Soccer National Team pool from 1988-1991. Both while at Gonzaga, and following graduation, he worked for the US Government, eventually becoming a front-line, intelligence source during the Balkan wars, for which he received several commendations and International accolades.

Chris' new mission in life is public awareness about depression and getting relief for depression sufferers. He is a fierce patient advocate, championing for TMS Therapy treatment coverage with insurance companies. Seeing patients' lives change in front of his own eyes, despite years and even decades of depression, has been the driving force behind his work. He is diligently working to offer TMS Therapy to as many forward thinking doctors and clinics as possible.  

His greatest accomplishments and loves are his kids.

"Seeing a patient's life change is what motivates me every day to help people. I'm happy to talk anytime and share what TMS can do for you..."

Christopher Blackburn Co-Founder & Patient Advocate

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Tim Denniston
COO 

Tim Denniston attended Gonzaga University from 1989 -1993. He was a four-year starter and scholarship athlete on the men’s soccer team. While working toward his degree, Tim worked as an undergraduate research assistant, studying the effects of extra-cellular conditions on cytoplasmic streaming in amoeba proteus. He graduated as a member of the Honor’s Program, cum laude, with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology.

Following graduation, Tim moved to Salt Lake City, UT where he accepted a job at the University of Utah’s Biology Department. There he worked on a cancer research project, studying a vacuole inheritance gene defect in the yeast strain saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Life changes took him back to Spokane in 1995 and in a new career direction. Since that time, he has worked in the hospitality industry, managing several local establishments. For over a decade, he served as the General Manager for the Steam Plant. This iconic restaurant was nestled in an award-winning historical preservation of an actual steam plant that provided steam heat to downtown Spokane up until 1986. At the time of it’s opening, it was the only building in the region recognized on the National Trust’s Register for Historic Preservation. A desire for a new, more meaningful career, led Tim to TMS Solutions.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of people who have suffered from depression and is excited about the incredible potential of TMS in the world of patient care."

Tim Denniston COO

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Jennifer Aichele
CFO

Jennifer has spent the last 15 years as an outsourced CFO helping build Silicon Valley and Denver, CO based start-ups. She started her career in Colorado in the 1990’s working in the Financial Planning & Analysis group at TCI and AT&T Broadband. After AT&T Broadband and Comcast merged, she left the company and began her consulting career.

Jennifer has over 25 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting, working with over 40 start-ups and helping to raise more than $500M in equity and debt financing. When she’s not working with clients, she is most likely traveling somewhere in the world. Jennifer loves the outdoors, especially if she can be on the water swimming, kayaking, rafting, or sailing.  She is an avid scuba diver with over 100 dives on four different continents.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado, Denver. She also holds an inactive, non-attest California CPA license. Jennifer is an active member of the Denver Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed professional business fraternity. She served as a trustee of their Leadership Foundation, raising funds for scholarships and grants, and as chair of the audit committee.

Jennifer is a coach and mentor to young entrepreneurs. She has been involved with incubator programs at Astia, Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and SAGE Innosphere.

Jennifer Aichele CFO

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TMS Solutions has a dedicated team who ensures you receive the best treatment possible in one of our 14 clinics throughout five states.