Carrie Turban Kahn, MA, PsyD
Director of Marketing
Thanks so much for visiting our website and reading about our staff. My name is Dr. Carrie Turban Kahn. I am married to Dr. Kahn. We are excited to bring the first endovascular outpatient medical center to Western Massachusetts!
I am a local -- born and raised in Western Massachusetts. Of course, I am a loyal New England Patriots fan! I graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in Psychology and Education. There, I ran Track and Field for the Lyons and graduated as an All-American Scholar. I still hold a few track records, but I won’t disclose for how many years they’ve stood…
Following college, I pursued my dream of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist. I earned a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology, interned at the Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Concord, New Hampshire, and completed my post-doctoral training at The University of Virginia Behavioral Medicine Department in Charlottesville, Virginia. Behavioral Medicine is my specialty.
My husband and I are raising three girls whose ages range from 4-12. We have two dogs (a senior rescued black lab and a greater swiss mountain puppy). If I am not working at our medical center, you’ll find me taxiing my girls to and from their ever-increasing school activities. I’m in the car with the bumper sticker that reads: “Mom’s Taxi” -- give me a wave when you see me!
In my not-so-free time, I love reading, traveling, trying new cooking recipes, and boating with my family.
Kristen Mantolesky, RN
I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. I graduated from AIC in 2009 with a degree in nursing. My nursing background includes Emergency Room, Heart and Vascular OR, and Interventional Radiology.
I am a single mom raising a 4-year-old daughter -- I love spending time with her! I also enjoy spending time outdoors and going to the beach.
I love being a nurse – helping people feel better is so gratifying. Becoming a nurse is the best decision I ever made. I am so excited to be part of the NEEC team!
Jessica Carter, RN
I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. I graduated in 2006 from Elms College with a BSN in nursing and soon after started working in neurology/intermediate care at Baystate Hospital. After a few years under my belt, I decided to try out traveling nursing, which landed me in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There, I worked as a float nurse in various specialties and had the opportunity to experience the southern hospitality. Once I returned back to Western Mass, I returned to the neurology/intermediate care unit at Baystate Hospital for a few more years. In 2012, I started working in nephrology/dialysis at a local outpatient dialysis facility. Most recently, I joined the NEEC team, about which I am beyond thrilled!
I have a 5-year-old daughter who keeps me busy with sports and her numerous activities, and I have an 8-year-old Boxer, named Gabbana. In my free time, I love the beach, hanging out by the fire with friends and family, watching sports (especially New England teams), celebrating EVERY holiday and attending country concerts!
Gianna Almeida, RT
Licensed Radiologic Technologist
My name is Gianna Almeida, but most people call me “G”. I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, and I currently live in Ludlow. I am Italian and Portuguese and enjoy indulging in all cultures. Although I love the summer and laying outside worshipping the sun, fall is my favorite season mainly because I am a lover of anything pumpkin-smelling or tasting (pumpkin spice lattes are my favorite). I am very family-oriented and grew up with all-boy cousins, so I am super competitive. While I love all sports, soccer is my favorite. I have played soccer my entire life and have created lifelong friendships through my soccer experiences. For fun, I love shopping, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my family.
I graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2017 and received my Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Sciences. Soon thereafter, I became a licensed Radiologic Technologist. I started my career at Mercy Medical Center. The medical field has been a great interest of mine since I was younger. I truly love the patient care aspect of this career and getting to know my patients. I want their time with me to be as enjoyable as possible! I am beyond excited to join Dr. Kahn and such an incredible team at NEEC!
Amanda Methe, RT
Licensed Radiologic Technologist
My name is Amanda Methe. I live in my hometown of Ludlow, MA. I'm fluent in Portuguese - I truly get excited when I get the opportunity to speak to patients in their native tongue. My husband, Jared, and I love anything that involves the outdoors, photography, brewing beer, home renovation projects, and cooking together. We enjoy traveling and immersing ourselves in different cultures.
I graduated from Holyoke Community College where I obtained my Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Sciences in 2011. I completed my clinical internship at Holyoke Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. After completing my schooling, I worked at Riverbend Medical Group performing plain film x-rays and bone density exams. In 2014, I was cross-trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR). We start with diagnostic images and, when indicated, perform minimally invasive treatments during the same visit. As a result of the ever-evolving advancements in the VIR, it has given patients a day-stay treatment option with minimal blood loss, less risks, less pain, and short recovery times as compared to a traditional surgical approach. I want my patients to know that each patient will be in the best hands and receive personalized high-level care.
Jennifer Perreault, RT(R)
Licensed Radiologic Technologist
I graduated from the Radiologic Technologist program at Springfield Technical Community College in 2013. I have worked as an x-ray tech in a hospital-based setting for over 4 years. Patient satisfaction and building patient trust are very important to me! I treat every patient with kindness, and I give them my full, undivided attention. I am here to help heal and treat everyone who needs it.
I love to spend time with my future husband and my 5-year-old beagle. Working on home projects, camping, and spending time with our families are the activities that help relax me. I am thankful to be apart of the NEEC family.
Hamad Saleh, RT
Licensed Radiologic Technologist
I am a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College where I completed the Vascular and Interventional Radiological Technologist Program. While in training, I earned the “Excellence in Patient Safety Award.” I have been working as a Radiological Technologist since 2014. I chose this line of work because I love patient care – my job is hands-on and I get to help fix problems. Our patients are happy with their results and are grateful that we helped improve their quality of life!
I was born in Lebanon. My family moved to the United States in 2005; later, I became a US citizen. I am fluent in both Lebanese and English. I am currently living in Springfield, Massachusetts with my family. I am a huge soccer fan – Barcelona is my favorite team! In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and eating Lebanese food.
Brittney Twohig, RT
Licensed Radiologic Technologist
I am a certified Vascular Interventional Radiographer and have been working professionally in the field since 2013. I grew up in Western Massachusetts and currently reside in the area. After graduating from high school, I received two associates degrees from Springfield Technical Community College; one in general studies and the other in diagnostic medical imaging. Upon completing my clinical experience at Baystate Medical Center, I achieved the “Excellence in Patient Care Award.” After an additional year of school, I successfully graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. For fun, I like to travel, hang out with friends by a bonfire, and play card games.
Dmitriy Shlemanov, RVT, RDMS
Licensed Ultrasound Technologist
I was born in the USSR (Siberia) in September 1975, and I grew up in the small town of Sinegori (which translates to “blue mountains” and is directly across from Alaska). There, I completed school through the 8th grade, and I was a member of the Greco Roman wrestling team.
My family and I moved to the USA in 1990. I continued wrestling for Springfield Central High School and later graduated in 1993. I was very fortunate to have a great wrestling coach and teammates, as I knew very little English and it was hard for me to make friends since I struggled to understand and communicate well in English. In high school, I won the Massachusetts State Championship and took first place in New England. I received a wrestling scholarship to SCSU.
In college, I excelled in physics, math, chemistry, or any other subject where numbers played an important role. Meanwhile, I actively worked on my English language skills. I placed 6th in the Nation and received an All-American wrestling award.
I moved to California in 1998 and enrolled and later graduated from the California School of Medical Sciences Ultrasound Program. I am fascinated with ultrasound and it amazes me that I can see with sound. Growing up in Siberia, I often shadowed my mother who worked as a nurse practitioner. My passion to help people, I believe, arose from my mother. I watched her give personal attention, care, and education to her patients. It is very rewarding knowing that you helped someone. My ultrasound career is a perfect fit for me. Many sonographers, among myself, consider this field an art form -- I want to be known as the Picasso or Michaelangelo of ultrasound. I always strive to provide the best possible and most accurate images for any exam.
In 2003, I moved back to the East Coast to be closer to my family. I started working for ECHN and later transferred to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where I worked for 10 years. I joined Baystate Hospital about five years ago and continue to work there, as well.
I presently live in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts with my fiancé, four kids, and a big dog. The kids and I are huge fans of snow! We snowboard, ski, tube, or throw snowballs around as much as we can. In the summer, we enjoy going to the beach, hiking, biking, swimming, visiting family, and trying different types of food.
I would like to share a dream that I had about my dad who passed away from cancer 10 years ago. Before my dad died he was sick, swollen, and immobilized. This image of him “being sick” stayed in my mind until he visited me in my dream. He appeared better than ever-- he was fit and slim. He sat in a chair with a beautiful young girl on his lap. I quickly said “Wow, I see that you’re doing very well for yourself”. He smiled and looked at me like he always did when I didn’t get his joke or when there was something more to it than what appeared. “Don’t be silly,” he said. “I’m doing well, and this young lady is your sister” (who had passed away when she was only two weeks old. The Russian doctors could not save her then.) “She is teaching me how everything works around here.” After this dream, my dad never visited me again, but he made me a believer that there is more to our existence after death.
P.S. Dad would always say to me, “If you’re a good person in your heart, then you’re a good person anywhere in the world.” So, I try my best to be a good person here in America.
I am excited to join Dr. Kahn’s team -- I love the medical field and helping others! Over the past 35 years, I have worked as a Surgical Assistant and Practice Manager for a bustling oral surgery practice. I also served in the United States Airforce Reserves for 6 years.
I was born and raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts. I currently live in Feeding Hills with my husband of 30 years. We have three children (a daughter aged 26 and two sons aged 21 and 14). I am an animal lover and currently have two pets -- a Border Collie named Stoli.
I am lucky to have a large extended family all of whom live locally. We love spending time together and celebrating holidays. For over 50 years, we have vacationed together at Wells Beach in Maine.
In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, running, listening to country music, doing gymnastics and Zumba, party planning, and watching my favorite movies (i.e., Titanic, Pretty Woman, and Miss Congeniality). Every year, I participate in the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course! I love Thai and Chinese cuisine and have a weakness for cheesecake and Sour Patch Kids. I am a big fan of the New England sports teams, especially the Red Sox and player Mitch Mooreland.
I am one of the friendly faces you will see while checking in and out at the front desk -- I am happy to help you! Prior to joining Dr. Kahn’s team, I have worked in the medical field for over 18 years in the areas of front desk and office management, patient scheduling, insurance verification, and the general coordinating of office workflow. I am a Certified Medical Assistant, and I have worked at several medical practices, including orthopedics, general practice, and pain management. In addition, I have an educational background in physical therapy, and I am a Certified Physical Therapy Aide. Prior to diving into the medical field, I worked as an Order Selector for Hallmark Cards.
While I was born in Georgia, my family and I moved up north when I was 7 months old, so I really consider myself a New Englander. My family and I live locally in Western Massachusetts. I am happily married for over 28 years. My husband and I raised two girls, one is a college graduate and one is a senior in college! In my free time, I love spending time with family and relaxing.
I am a Holyoke resident and have worked in the medical field as an assistant for over 28 years. My husband and I have been married for 28 years and we have two children. My son, Jonathan, lives and works in New York City after pursing his BA degree in the arts in Philiadelphia. My daughter, Katlyn, will earn her graduate degree in May as a CPA. She has accepted a position at PWC in Hartford following her graduation, for which she is very excited. In my free time, I enjoy sewing, making crafts, and party planning. I am actively involved in the Alzheimer’s Rays of Hope and Suicide Prevention functions throughout western Massachusetts.
I am a native to Western Massachusetts. I have an identical twin sister, and we are the youngest of 7. I graduated from Agawam High School in 2009 and later attended Westfield State University where I studied biology. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2013. When I am not working, I am either traveling or spending time outdoors. I love taking long walks with my 7-year-old Border Collie, Isabel.