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Our Practitioners & Support Staff

Meet the team at Luminosity Skin Geelong
Karen Strachan Founder and CEO

Our Founder & CEO

“My belief is that beautiful skin comes from within, but for everything else on the outside, we can help you achieve your goals.”

Karen Strachan is the CEO and founder of Luminosity Skin and Laser Clinic and comes with over 20 years’ experience in the skin industry. Her background as a nurse injector, holding multiple diplomas as well as working with one of Australia’s leading plastic surgeons has placed her in a position of expertise and is one of the industry’s leading experts in skin issues. Karen’s passion is for skin rejuvenation with laser treatments and wants every client to love the skin they’re in.

Karen has formulated her own Lumi Skin Care brand understanding that Australia’s men and women need a simplified, easy to use but effective skin care. Her Passion is in assisting patients with safe and effective skin treatments Karen is dedicated to providing these treatments in a private and confidential environment, allowing you the patient to relax knowing someone wants the best for you! Her own skincare Lumi®, has been developed to be both affordable and effective.

Kath Reynolds GP

BMedSci,MBBS, FRACGP, MPH & Trop, Med

“Sometimes further medical intervention is necessary to achieve the skin you seek, and having a GP all under one roof ensures we provide a seamless skin experience.”

Dr Kath a highly experienced GP with a personal approach is Luminosity Skin's Medical Director. Overseeing all medical treatments held within the skin clinic including injectables and laser services. Dr. Kath is passionate about the diagnosis and care plan management of the following: Skin lesions and assessment, Skin and mole checks, Rosacea, Sensitive skin disorders, Dermatitis, Pigmentation assessment, Acne management, assessment of skin disorders and hormonal imbalances, Topical prescriptions for skin, Referrals to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and assessment for injectable treatments.

Dr Kath specialises in skin treatments, skin diagnosis and mole checks. She has had a special interest in skin conditions and has been treating for over 20 years.

Dr Dan Marrow GP

M.B.B.S FRACGP

“I’m a big believer in a prevention being better than a cure, that’s why I’m a big advocate for the importance of annual skin checks.”

Dr Daniel Marrow is an Australian-based health professional. Daniel is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) with a special interest in Dermatology. Practicing for many years in Drysdale, he is a Geelong native and has a large client base in the city and surrounding area. Dan's qualifications and experience are within the specialised skin solutions and Dermatology space.

With a particular interest in all things skin health and sun damage, he is an expert when it comes to comprehensive skin cancer checks.

Chelsea VanMiltenburg

RN DIV1, Director of Injectables at Luminosity Skin

“I’m a big believer in harnessing everyone’s individual beauty, here at Luminosity we’re more about preserving and enhancing your natural features, rather than altering them.”

Chelsea's managerial role means she oversees treatments, training and strategy. She is the visionary when it comes to the injectable side of Luminosity.
Chelsea is a trained and registered nurse, certified in advanced injectable services. She is a highly qualified nurse injector of anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers. Chelsea comes to us with amazing qualifications and many years of beautiful natural results. Chelsea’s passion is creating natural results and enhancing features. She has a keen aesthetic eye for treatment and is passionate about creating harmony within facial features.

An excellent injector, providing an approachable and supportive consultation process following a modern but best practice clinical service Her Passion is in lip hydration and subtle volume.

Kat Nurse Injector

RN DIV1

“After decades working in theatre and still being there a few days a week with Barwon Health, I have an intrinsic knowledge of the anatomy and the way the face should move.”

Katrina is one of our highly skilled Cosmetic Nurses. She is an expert in injectable treatments such as anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal filler. Katrina has worked as a registered nurse (RN) for the past 10 years. Katrina is passionate about surgical nursing and has combined this interest to expand into the areas of injectable and cosmetic nursing. She is highly renowned in the industry for her advanced techniques and approach to aesthetic enhancement and restoration.

Katrina believes in creating natural looking results that are maintainable.

Elena Nurse Injector

RN DIV1

“With 13 years of aesthetic under my belt, it’s my passion to teach other practitioners on best practices and achieving the best outcomes for their patients.”

Elle has over 13 years experience in aesthetic medicine and over 10 years experience with cosmetic injectables. Elle began her aesthetic career in London working in a leading prestigious Knightsbridge clinic, whereby she performed both injectable, laser and radio frequency skin treatments. Upon her return to Australia in 2011, Elle worked as both sales and clinical trainer for both Solta Medical and leading pharmaceutical company Galderma.
Elle has recently moved from Melbourne to the Surf Coast and continues to train both Dr’s and Nurses for Galderma who produce well known products Dysport and Restylane.

Elle has a passion for empowering her clients through education, whilst always focusing on safe and natural treatment outcomes.

Natalie Andrews Injector

RN DIV1

“I love being able to build relationships with my clients and facilitate them achieving a confidence that looks fabulous on them.”

Having spent 22 years as a nurse and an injector for the past 5, Natalie has an intrinsic knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, and the processes of ageing. Proudly a conservative injector and practitioner believing in natural results, Natalie’s ethos align perfectly with ours and she truly believers in celebrating everyone’s unique beauty.

A master at anti-wrinkle, dermal filler and various other treatment types, we can’t wait to see what new techniques and treatments she will bring to the Luminosity stable.

Jill Mullen Dermal Clinician

AdvDipBT, BHlthSc (Dermal Therapies)

“For me, my greatest achievement is being able to help a client regain their confidence after battling a chronic skin condition with no relief.”

Jill has a passion for treating skin concerns with a focus on helping people. Jill has a real understanding of men and womens skin treatments completing her Dermal Science Degree in late 2018. Jill's extensive science and skin knowledge with show in her detailed and comprehensive skin consultation. She is an excellent listener providing an educated service with attention to detail.

Facials, Tattoo Removal, Pigmentation and Scar Revision are her specialties. Providing a reassuring and caring treatment targeting on achieving results.

Liz McMahon

RN DIV1 and Skin Technician

“I love the skin because it’s complex, robust and an impressive organ.”

Liz is an accomplished nurse injector and skin and laser technician. With a background with working with a plastic surgeon for the past 9 years, her anatomy and skin knowledge is extensive.

Belinda Morrissey

General Manager

“I love being able to experience a clients journey with their skin through interacting with them at the front desk, they always leave so much happier!”

Belinda comes to skinMD with years of experience looking after patients within a clinical setting. She prides herself on her friendly yet professional interactions with all who step foot in the clinic. You'll recognise her warm and friendly face as she greets you at the door. Hosting all aspects of patient care, customer appointments and post-operative services. Her passion is health and happiness.

Justine Woodcock

“One of my favourite things to help a client with is to get them onto some fabulous cosmeceutical skincare that will help them retain results between treatments!”

Justine is a Registered Nurse who has studied at the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science to obtain her Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing. She has a background of 11 years of Emergency & Trauma Nursing under her belt and a profound understanding of anatomy and the skin. She is specifically interested in medical grade laser and formulating at home skincare routines using high quality, reputable products to support your skin goals.

Justine can’t wait to meet new and existing clients of skinMD & Luminosity and help them on their skin journeys.

Jasmine Green

B.DSc Clinical Skin Technician

“Skin treatments are the perfect compliment to boost injectable results, I think both skin and structural treatments work synergistically together.”

Jasmine comes to Luminosity and skinMD with years of beauty and Dermal Therapy experience, including working for a plastic surgeon for 8 years. Now transitioning to a customer care role at Luminosity, she brings all her skincare product knowledge and friendly customer service to you.

Kelly McLachlan

Client Coordinator

“I’ve always had a passion for skin and my time at Lumi & skinMD has already taught me so much.”

A long-term client together with her 2 teenage daughters of Luminosity & skinMD, Kelly has now joined the team in the role of patient care. Her personal experiences in skincare and skin health has made the move into the health industry a very smooth transition.