Our Team

Old Mission Medicine is pleased to offer a talented group of healthcare professionals with diverse skill sets who all function together to create stunning outcomes for our clients nationwide. Our team works to understand you on a singular level to better grasp your health goals and concerns and prepare a personalized treatment plan that completely focuses on your needs. We greatly value the connections we have built with the clients we have treated.


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Isaac Velarde

Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

Isaac is a certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for Old Mission Lifestyle Medicine. His passion is simple- to help others reach their fitness goals.

He struggled with weight since the young age of 8 years old. Later in life he made a decision to get healthy and change by embarking on a journey which led him to lose over 160 pounds In addition to his nutritionist work he has been a competitive bodybuilder and has been able to live a balanced fit lifestyle since his initial goal was obtained.

If you're trying to lose weight, gain lean muscle, improve joint strength, improve your balance and change bad eating habits, adding Isaac's 13-week structured program will help you achieve and surpass your goals.

Keith Bandli, MS, ATC/L

Fellow of Applied Functional Science

During his 20 years of clinical experience, he has developed a passion to help people move better, build strength and endurance, and enhance their quality of life. His education in the field is extensive, with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, and a master’s degree in Exercise Science. He also completed a two year-long fellowship at the Gray Institute (www.grayinstitute.com), along with several online and onsite classes studying Applied Functional Science, which highlights Physical, Biological, and Behavioral Sciences.

He has had extensive training in Biomechanics – learning how the body moves. Years of experience have demonstrated that for most, daily pain or discomfort stems from the muscle and joint imbalances that lead to posture changes and an inability to move with proper form. The corrective posture and movement patterns he employs allow the body to heal naturally and, most importantly, create a better quality of life.

Keith is an accomplished athletic trainer and has even completed specialized training to help golfers realize their potential through better movement. Keith’s tag line is Better Movement Matters and he couldn’t be more correct in that!

Lori Shemek


Lori Shemek, PhD CNC is a leading fat cell researcher, health expert, weight loss expert, keynote speaker, award-winning author and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Dr. Shemek is the bestselling author of four books: How To Fight FATflammation! (HarperCollins) and the bestselling author of Fire-Up Your Fat Burn! The Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting and The Ketogenic Key.

Dr. Lori Shemek is well known as a pioneer in creating global awareness of low-level inflammation and how it is responsible for and the core cause of most illness, disease, faster aging and weight gain. She’s been talking about inflammation long before it was a buzz word. Dr. Lori has uncovered the pathway to the core cause of weight: inflamed fat cells that not only promote unwanted excess weight gain and belly fat, but poor health as well.

Francine Ortiz, RN

West Regional Aesthetics Trainer

Francine has earned a sterling reputation as an aesthetic nurse injector over the past fourteen years, after honing her skills in a long career as a critical care ER nurse. Since 2016, she has owned a successful medical aesthetic practice, whose loyal clientele swears by her dramatic, natural-looking results. Francine continues to learn the latest techniques and technologies alongside the best practitioners in the business and is proud to train for Old Mission Aesthetics.

Jonathan Snipes, MD

Southeast Regional Associate Supervising and Lifestyle Physician

Dr. Snipes attended Clemson University as an undergraduate, and then went to medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston SC. He stayed at MUSC for a psychiatry residency and was chief resident in his final year, and then was the inaugural graduate of the United States’ first fellowship in brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression and brain stimulation. Over the next 10 years he practiced psychiatry, and in 2020 he discovered the world of IV nutrition and bioidentical hormone optimization therapy (BHRT). That naturally led him to Medical Aesthetics. He has completed extensive training in neurotoxin, dermal fillers, weight loss medication and multiple other common aesthetic services and procedures. He is in the process of completing a board certification with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

Sarah Schuller, PA

Northeast Regional Advanced Practice Clinician

Sarah Schuller is a Physician Assistant with over 7 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. Based out of Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband and three dogs- Sarah is excited to join the Old Mission Aesthetics team to provide quality client services with a commitment to the wellness of all our patients. You can expect flexible scheduling, thorough and personalized virtual examinations for your patients and open communication.

Farah Fatima, MD, DO

Northeast Regional Associate Supervising Physician

Dr. Farah Fatima is board certified in Internal Medicine and provides a wide variety of medical services at her office. She has also achieved board certification from American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM).

Dr. Fatima is a graduate from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology. She completed her Internship and Residency from New York Presbyterian Queens.

Dr. Fatima has more than 10 years of experience in direct patient care and has been working as hospitalist as well. She is proficient in a variety of Aesthetic procedures and medical care, including Injectables, Radiofrequency Microneedling, PRP therapy for skin rejuvenation and hair growth, Weight Management guidance and treatment.

Micah Craig, MD

West Regional Associate Supervising Physician

Dr. Micah Craig is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and received his M.D. at St Georges University, School of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Craig is a Colorado “homegrown” local and spent his childhood in Boulder and Louisville.

He attended the University of Colorado for undergrad where he studied Kinesiology and graduated in 2012. He became passionate about nutrition and anti-aging during residency when he saw that a lot of traditional medicine fails to actually be preventative. In his free time, you can catch him fly fishing, snowboarding, camping, attending concerts, or trying out new food in Denver.

Mustafa Alsaid, MD

West Regional Associate Supervising Physician

Dr. Mustafa Alsaid is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and received his M.D. at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Alsaid has 13 years of clinical experience and specializes in dermal fillers, neurotoxin, hormone optimization and medical weight loss.

He has spent time in Florida and Southern California but loves being close to friends and family in Kansas City, MO.

Jami Bryant, PhD, MBA, MPH, RN, NPD-BC

Medical Aesthetics and IV Nutrition Business Consultant

Dr. Jami Bryant is an accomplished business strategist and business visionary hailing from the small town of Cheyenne, Wyoming. With a remarkable track record of success, Jami has established an award-winning program to help business owners strive toward multi-million-dollar revenue. Jami was able to retire from her role in the hospital as Director of Quality and Infection Prevention and enter full time entrepreneurship due to the success of her 2 companies. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and empowers individuals to create generational wealth by sharing her expertise and experiences.

Old Mission Aesthetics and IV Nutrition are proud to have Dr. Bryant on our Business Strategy and Development team.

Dr. Eddie Turner received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia in 1997. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee in 2004. In 2009, he completed a Family Medicine Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed a National Research Scholar Award Fellowship in Primary Care Research and participated in the Master of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a Health Policy Leadership Fellow with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Turner has received numerous awards including the Outstanding Resident Award from Baylor College of Medicine, American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, American Academy of Family Physicians/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, and the Baylor College of Medicine House Staff Excellence in Teaching Award.

Michel Akl, MD

East Regional Medical Aesthetics Trainer

Michel Akl, MD is board certified in general surgery, asthma/allergy and immunology, pediatrics and Aesthetic medicine.

Graduate of Saint Joseph University school of medicine, Dr. Akl did his residency in surgery at Lille France, pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Buffalo NY, SUNY at Buffalo, and his fellowship in asthma/ allergy/ immunology at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Akl is currently assistant professor of medicine at Kalieda health in Buffalo, Buffalo general hospital, department of asthma / allergy / immunology and rheumatology and in private practice in the fields of allergy, asthma, medical aesthetics and anti-aging medicine.

He is a world renowned trainer and certifier in Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

Old Mission Aesthetics and IV Nutrition are privileged to have Dr. Akl on our regional in-person training team. He has a wealth of experience in neurotoxin, filler, PRP, microneedling, chemical peels and much more.

Melissa Welch, FNP-C, RN

Health Coach

Melissa Welch, is a board certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She has been a registered nurse since 2005 and is very passionate about health promotion and preventative medicine. She enjoys helping and supporting patients with their lifestyle goals through nurse coaching. In her free time, she enjoys horsebacking and outdoor activities.

Jeri Davis, MSW

Life Coach

Jeri Davis, is a licensed Master’s Social Worker and a licensed Oncology Social Worker. She has spent a wonderful 34-year career at The Beaumont Cancer Center and is thrilled to be a valued member of the Old Mission Lifestyle Medicine team with Dr. Chris Mason as a Life Coach. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and earned a Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University. She has always used her professional skills and knowledge to help people become the best versions of themselves and help them to live their best lives. “I hope that through my work I can help as many people as possible with achieving their desired goals. I feel that being a part of this team that can assist in improving your health and wellness is a wonderful opportunity. My strengths are listening, empathy, and an ability to help you focus on your strengths, and empower you to be your best self. I am looking forward to joining you on your journey to wellness.”

Dan Matha

Dan Matha isn't just a trainer; he's a catalyst for transformation, blending the intensity of strength and conditioning with the art of muscle building. Your fitness journey is more than a series of workouts—it's a pathway to a more vibrant, energetic, and fulfilling life. His blend of professional athleticism, aesthetic focus, and dedicated coaching creates a training environment where goals are not just met but exceeded. Dan's personalized approach tailors your fitness plan to your unique needs, aspirations, and lifestyle.

I am thrilled to begin my journey with Old Mission Lifestyle Medicine, a place where my passion for holistic health and peak performance aligns perfectly with their cutting-edge approach to lifestyle, functional, and anti-aging medicine. My professional journey—from the rigorous demands of professional sports to the discipline of personal training and beyond—has taught me the undeniable value of integrating comprehensive wellness practices into daily life. This partnership allows me to leverage my extensive experience in strength, conditioning, and wellness coaching alongside Old Mission's evidence-based methodologies. I am particularly excited about contributing to their focus on personalized diagnostics and treatment plans, including areas such as medical weight loss, sexual and vascular health, and the optimization of overall well-being through bio-identical hormones and peptides.

The opportunity to work with Old Mission Lifestyle Medicine's clients is more than a role; it's a shared mission to empower individuals to lead their healthiest lives. I look forward to being a part of a team that prioritizes health, wellness, and longevity, utilizing both my real-world experience and passion for holistic health to support clients in achieving and surpassing their wellness goals. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey towards a life optimized.

Jackie Fiegel

Jackie has been working with clients as a Certified Pilates Instructor since 2010. Additionally, she has become a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher and has most recently received her certification as a Chopra Life Coach.

Jackie is passionate about staying healthy in mind, body and spirit and guides others to do the same. She will create a safe space for you to heal and grow, while exploring and developing the deeper parts of yourself. Some of the work you will do with her includes discovering your purpose, finding areas for potential growth and setting intentions for change. Other areas of exploration will include meditation, journaling, emotions, values, self compassion, relationships and much more. Through this process we will progressively create a toolbox together that will help you live to your greatest potential.

This is deep, transformative work, loaded with self discovery that will help you feel more authentic and alive in your daily life, so that you can begin to show up as your best self and create the life of your dreams.

You can purchase a 10 session package for $1500. 10 sessions is the minimum recommended in order to achieve lasting results. Each session is 60 minutes long.

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