Our Companies Clinical Staff

skinRx, Inc. has been proudly serving the Denver metro area since 1999. We began as a small skin care clinic and expanded into a thriving comprehensive skin care and wellness center. We take a great deal of pride in our business and we strive to give each client our undivided attention and the absolute best individual care we can provide.

Portrait-ChristineChristine Ashkar Cohlmia

Owner, Licensed Esthetician

Christine founded skinRx in 1999. With several years of experience practicing skin care in a clinical setting, her passion is in helping other achieve skin care results through prescribing customized service and product regimens. Christine specializes in teen/adult acne, anti-aging, sun damage, discoloration/melasma, vascular irregularities, and overall improvement of tone and texture of the skin.

Portrait-PaulaPaula Ashkar Aweida

Owner, Licensed Esthetician

Paula partnered with Christine in 2002 as co-owner of skinRx. With several years of skin care experience, Paula focuses on a results-oriented approach to aesthetics. She specializes in combining nutritional and supplemental support with skin care regiments to achieve overall skin and body health from the inside out. Paula has a passion for treating clients with acne, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging. Paula prides herself in helping others look and feel their best through her compassionate touch and nurturing nature.

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Kimberly Saunders

Licensed Esthetician

Kimberly has been practicing in the skin care industry for 15 years. She received her esthetic license in Northern California. She is certified in microneedling, lasers, peels, dermaplanes, acne and age management. Kimberly’s passion lies in helping patients construct a specialized skin care regime that is specific to each individuals needs and goals. Kimberly loves helping people look and feel their best, while nurturing and befriending all of her clients. Kimberly is also our lash expert and is super skilled in lash and brown tinting and lash lifting.

Laurie Clark

Licensed Esthetician

Laurie  is a Licensed Esthetician. She brings over 20 years experience in the skincare industry. Laurie stays educated on all the latest skincare health and techniques to bring knowledge and education to her clients for optimal skincare results.  Her passion is helping clients achieve their skincare goals and well-being through customized skincare treatments and product regimen. Laurie works with all skin types, specializing in acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and anti-aging. She takes pride in making her clients feel confident and beautiful inside and out.

Dr. Duried Kassab

Medical Director & Delegating Physician

Duried Kassab, D.O., is a Colorado native. He is board certified in Family Medicine at Rose Medical Center in Denver. He joined Team Health out of residency in 2011 and has been their group leader since 2013. He is fellowship trained in leadership and has held multiple medical directorship positions since 2017. Dr. Kassab has been recognized amongst his peers with various awards and is highly involved with his patients, his group, and the facilities he serves. We are honored to have Dr. Kassab as our Medical Director and as a clinical resource to our clients.

SkinRx DanDaniel L. Ashkar

Certified Laser Specialist

Daniel founded Laser Treatment Associates in 2010, currently the only laser clinic in CO specializing in drug-free toenail fungus treatment. He was an anti-infective specialist with Johnson & Johnson for 8 years and spent 7 years at the University of Colorado to attain a BA in Biochemistry and an MBA in Health Administration. He is highly proficient with laser nail fungus treatment, and also collaborates with the medial skin care aestheticians at skinRx to provide “non-ablative” laser services such as fine line/wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, acne scar reduction , active acne, and wart treatments. He takes great pride in delivering innovative, safe, effective, and affordable laser treatments.

 MeiLon Dizmang

Registered Nurse

MeiLon Dizmang is an RN and certified aesthetic nurse specialist. She has been doing cosmetic facial treatments for 10 years. MeiLon continues education in the latest trends in the aesthetic field – including facial contouring and threading. She remains up to date with the latest injectable techniques and products. Through her work in the cosmetic surgery industry, MeiLon has grown her own artistic skills and has mastered the latest techniques and trends in the field of injecting.

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Kara Turner

Licensed Massage Therapist, Pain Elimination Specialist, Reiki Practitioner

Kara has over 20 years of experience helping others through physical rehabilitation and massage therapy. In 2009-2011 Kara was the full time Denver Nuggets massage therapist and continues to work on elite athletes world-wide. Her therapeutic massages are highly effective and results oriented. Your specific needs will be addressed by utilizing a wide variety of exceptionally impressive techniques with lasting results. Come discover why so many of Kara’s clients call her “a miracle worker” today.

Jason Williams

Personal Trainer, Owner J. Williams Health and Fitness

Jason has been a fitness and nutrition professional since 2006 and received a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Sport Management from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 2008.  Over the last 12 years, Jason has held leadership positions with some of the fitness industry leaders including Life Time Fitness, Equinox, and Cenegenics in both Colorado and California.  He founded J. Williams Health and Fitness in 2013 with the ultimate goal in mind to to add value to as many people’s lives as possible through proper exercise and nutrition. For more information on Jason, visit www.jwilliamshealthandfitness.com or call 319-721-1954.

Cheryl Kujawinski, DACM, L.Ac

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Cheryl has over 10 years of experience in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other Chinese medicine healing therapies. She has spent most of her career women’s health/fertility issues ranging from digestive issues, stress, insomnia, menstrual disorders, and the negative side effects of menopause. She also has extensive training on pain therapies and is effective in creating individualized treatment plans based on whether the pain is acute or chronic, musculoskeletal or internal. Cheryl believes health is achieved when looking at the whole body and mind, and not by treating symptoms alone.

Dallas Shepard

Economics and Finance, Founder and LENS Practitioner of Harmonized Brain Centers

Dallas is a certified LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) Practitioner and a registered psychotherapist in the State of Colorado with a passion to help others with their neurological challenges. Having been a caregiver of a child that suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury, Dallas has been involved in his son’s rehabilitation since 2003.  This practical experience led Dallas and his wife to establishing the Harmonized Brain Centers in 2013. Dallas has successfully completed over 9,000 sessions of LENS to help his clients have more efficient brain function which has led to great improvements in their lives. Although LENS is our primary modality we strongly believe in an integrated approach to helping clients achieve their wellness. Increasing blood flow, low light laser therapy, nutrition, exercise and drinking water are just some of the basic things we can all do to improve our brain health. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong Dallas and he is excited about helping more clients and promoting the opportunity to open more Harmonized Brain Centers besides our offices in Colorado Springs, CO,  Nashville, TN and Denver, CO.

Shelly Shepard

BS Marketing, Marketing and Educational Director of Harmonized Brain Centers

Shelly became intrigued by the brain and how it functions after working with her son, Austin, and helping him with rehab after he was hit in the head with a baseball in January, 2003.  Since co-founding the Harmonized Brain Centers in 2013, Shelly has been relentless in promoting our services as they have helped so many clients and she wants to help more. For more information, visit www.HarmonizedBrainCenters.com or call 719-661-6422.