Our Team

 We empower you to take control of your overall wellness with improved brain health.

Dr. Mark
Turshen

Lead Physician

Dr. Mark Turshen completed his medical residency at Brown University and has been practicing full scope family medicine at his private practice in Rhode Island since 2015. In this practice, he has been able to work intimately with patients of all ages in an attempt to assist them in living their healthiest and most fulfilling lives. Through that lens, Dr. Turshen has seen some of the limitations of current treatment options for various mental health and neurologic conditions. Dr. Turshen has known the Co-Founder Joshua S. Slepkow for two decades. After researching the helpful therapy Joshua’s son underwent, Dr. Turshen felt that he could further treat patients with this newer, cutting-edge technology. BrainWaves NRC is the culmination of this goal.

Joshua
Slepkow

Operations Manager &
Neuro Technician

Joshua Slepkow has spent the better part of the last two decades as a partner at a local Rhode Island law firm. Several years ago, Josh’s son was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder. One of the components includes autism spectrum disorder.  Josh and his wife discovered MeRT technology and their son received treatment at a Brain Treatment Center location for 10 weeks. With positive results, Josh decided he could better serve his community by transitioning careers and opening BrainWaves Neuro Restoration Center. Interestingly, Josh graduated Gettysburg College with a major in Psychology. The founding of BrainWaves NRC allowed him to come full circle, back to his original interest in the mind. 

Taylor
Violette

Neuro Technician
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Taylor Violette is a 2018 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. She earned her degree in Psychology with a focus on child development and substance use disorders, while teaching early childhood education at the center where her son attended programming. Prior to joining the team at BrainWaves, Taylor worked in several different positions throughout her community providing supportive in-school behavioral services and ABA therapy. Most recently, she worked in a youth center coordinating clinical and work readiness services for transitional age youth. Taylor is excited to merge her passions for technology and mental health and provide treatment that will allow patients to see real improvements and positive change in their day to day lives

Patricia
Schneider

Neuro Technician
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Patricia Schneider is a recently retired Physical Therapist Assistant, a graduate of New England Institute of Technology. She worked for physician-owned clinics specializing in Orthopedics in both Providence, RI and Dartmouth, MA. A former fashion illustrator, she currently teaches classes at the Providence Art Club. Her hobbies are hiking, skiing, painting, gardening and spending time with her family and two rescue dogs.