CARRIE TURBAN KAHN, MA, PSYD
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.
We have a wonderfully talented team at NEEC –please enjoy reading more about us in our profiles. In addition to those listed, we have a large per diem pool of medical staff that share their time and skill with our patients. There is so much talent in the pioneer valley!
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, and we have a greater swiss mountain dog. 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.
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. We have three children (a daughter and two sons). I am an animal lover and currently have 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.
DMITRIY SHLEMANOV, RVT, RDMS
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 wife, 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.
CODY CLEVELAND, BSN, RN
I was born, raised, and still live in Northampton, MA. I attended Northampton High School and volunteered down the road at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and then eventually worked there for a year during college as a Patient Care Associate.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Westfield State University. While attending, I played football for all four years. Westfield State provided me the best experience I could’ve asked for both inside and outside of the classroom.
I am a huge fan of sports whether it be playing or watching. You can catch me playing roller hockey in a parking lot or hitting the course for a quick round of golf.
I am extremely excited to be apart of the New England Endovascular Center team!
AMANDA LEMELIN, BSN, RN
I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and currently live in West Springfield. I have two dogs, named Penny and Cooper, and two cats named Binx and Lily.
I attended Westfield State University for my undergraduate study, earning a BS in Athletic Training and a BA in Psychology in 2013. I competed in swimming and diving while at Westfield State.
In 2015, I graduated from the MCPHS University post baccalaureate BSN program. I have worked as an ER nurse since 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. In my free time, I love to cook, bake, and garden.
VIKTOR SHALYPIN, BSN, RN
I was born in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to the United States at the age of three. I am bilingual and am fluent in both Russian and English. My family and I live in West Springfield, Massachusetts. This is where I have called home for most of my life.
In 2020, I graduated with my BSN from Westfield State University. I have two dogs — a German shepherd and a black lab mix. In my free time, I love to stay active, play sports like tennis and volleyball, and take long walks and hikes with my dogs.
I am excited to work at New England Endovascular Center – this medical office is a special place! It starts with how people are treated. At NEEC, staff and patients feel important and appreciated, which is priceless. I plan to make an impact at NEEC by helping to change people’s lives, one person at a time.
CATHERINE OKSCIN, BSN, RN
I grew up in Feeding Hills, MA where I still live with my husband Eric, two children, and two dogs. I have always had an active lifestyle, running cross country in high school and college. When not working, I enjoy listening to music, running, and spending time with my family.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Elms College. For the past 13 years, I have worked at the Western Mass Kidney Center as a dialysis nurse. During my time there, I made many lifelong connections with patients and staff but felt it was time for the next chapter. I am excited to be joining the great team at New England Endovascular Center! I grew up in Feeding Hills, MA where I still live with my husband Eric, two children, and two dogs. I have always had an active lifestyle, running cross country in high school and college. When not working, I enjoy listening to music, running, and spending time with my family
CHRISTINA BIBEAU, RT-R
I am a native to Holyoke, Massachusetts, and I graduated from Holyoke High School. There, I played soccer, tennis, and swam for the Knights. I also danced at a local dance studio. I currently live in West Springfield with my husband and daughter.
In 2007, I received a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State in Comprehensive Biology. Later, I graduated in 2014 from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) with my Associates in Radiography. I was honored to receive a scholarship and the John W. Turner Award for Excellence in Radiography Clinical Practicum (2014) from STCC and Baystate Medical Center.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends and vacationing to new places!
JENNIFER LEONE, RT-R
I was born, raised, and currently still reside in Western Massachusetts. I am happily married with a 3-year-old little girl whom truly is the light of my life. I graduated from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) with my Associates in Diagnostic Imaging in 2013. After graduating from college, I took a job at a local hospital working in their interventional radiology (IR) department. For the past 9 years, I have worked in the IR department and the Heart and Vascular Operating Room as an IR technician. I have additionally expanded my skillset while working in the Electrophysiology Lab. I am so happy to be working now for New England Endovascular Center.
In my spare time, I love to garden (weather permitting), read, spend time with my family, and go to the beach. I love sports – I played basketball and soccer throughout school and I love to cheer on the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox!
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 Philadelphia. 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 was born and raised in Agawam, and I am the oldest of 4 siblings. I am currently living in West Springfield with my boyfriend and our dog, Oakley. I graduated from Worcester State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. During my college career, I spent some time in Florida at The University of Tampa. While attending school, I worked part-time as a patient care attendant for special needs children and adults.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Every summer my family, friends, and I vacation together in Prince Edward Island, Canada where we spend our time on the beach. I have been vacationing there for over 25 years. In the winter, I enjoy skiing with my family and friends. I am very grateful to have such a great family and group of friends! I am a huge fan of New England sports teams, especially the New England Patriots. I am excited to join Dr. Kahn and his New England Endovascular Center team!
I am a native Western Massachusetts resident. I have been happily married for 31 years, and I am blessed with 2 wonderful daughters and 2 son-in-laws. I have one granddaughter whom I love dearly. I also have our fun and curious dog, named Sadi, who is half dachshund/chihuahua and another breed. She is a rescue from Arkansas. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, camping, and taking long rides. One of my favorite pastimes is having my granddaughter sleepover. We love to do all sorts of crafts together! I have worked many years as an office associate, and I am very happy to be working now at New England Endovascular Center.