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, lash lifting and extensions.

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.

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Registered Nurse

Marta Goffredo is a Registered Nurse and has been in the cosmetic industry for twenty years. She formerly worked for Dr Richard Albin, a Plastic surgeon in Denver for 16 years until he retired. Now she enjoys having her own medical business helping clients look their best through cosmetic injectables such as Botox cosmetic, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Volluma and Latissee. She is medically sponsored by Dr Linda Huang.

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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/fer%lity:
issues ranging from diges%ve issues, stress, insomnia, menstrual disorders, and the nega%ve
side eects of menopause. She also has extensive training on pain therapies and is eec%ve in
crea%ng 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 trea%ng symptoms alone.


Jordan Bernard

ARNP, Optimized Wellness

Jordan Bernard, APRN, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Optimized Wellness in Centennial, Colorado. She specializes in providing natural, holistic health care that addresses the root cause of issues to restore wellness. Jordan takes time to educate her patients about their diagnosis and treatment options to involve patients in the decision-making process.
Jordan is committed to advancing her knowledge to provide the highest quality care to patients. She has obtained advanced training in both integrative medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and is a certified hormone specialist and ozone practitioner. She is dedicated to the field of hormone replacement therapy and will use her expertise at the practice by offering therapeutic nutrition therapy to prevent and treat diseases and help patients avoid surgery and addictive pain medications.
With a treatment philosophy based on preventive care through scientifically-based, alternative, and natural medicine, Jordan is on a mission to help people feel better now and prevent age-related illnesses so they can enjoy a long and healthy life. Visit: www.myoptimizedwellness.com or call 720-370-2073 for more information.

Celeste Ma’at

Doula, RYT, Reiki Master

Celeste Ma’at comes from an ancestral lineage of healers, birth workers and medicine women that manifest through her work in Light as a Feather. She received her BA in Wellness for Marginalized Communities and focuses that degree on women’s holistic healing and coaching. Celeste is a certified Reiki Master, Yoni Steam Practitioner, Full Spectrum Doula, Yoga Teacher and Wellness Coach. Celeste lives in Denver, Colorado where she enjoys hiking, dancing and cuddling up to a good book in her free time. Services offered: Holistic Fertility Support, Yoni Steaming (Vaginal Rejuvenation), Reiki, Labor and Postpartum Support, Yoga and Group Wellness Coaching. Visit: www.yonisteamdenver.com or call: 720-346-8933 for more information.

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.