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Meet Our Amazing Team.



Irina is the Co-Founder and CEO at Shed It! She is originally from Germany but has been living in Shreveport since 2015. When she doesn’t work, she chases after her two energetic toddler boys. Irina has always been interested in a healthy and fit lifestyle and with Shed It!, her vision is coming to life.

“Make Yourself a Priority! Your Time is Now! ~ Irina

Dr. K


Dr. Chandana Karanam is an esteemed physician with nearly two decades of experience, specializing in diabetes management and weight loss. Her commitment extends beyond the clinic through her active involvement in research and community outreach against obesity and diabetes. Drawing from her personal journey with weight management, she offers a unique empathy and leadership in promoting healthy, sustainable lifestyles.

Beyond her professional role, Chandana is known for her passion for health and wellness, enjoying reading, active living, culinary explorations, and quality time with family and friends.


Office Manager

Hollie is the Office Manager at Shed It! She lives in Shreveport, LA with her husband, her step sons who she loves like her own, and her three fur babies. Being raised in Louisiana, she loves crawfish, LSU, and the Saints. Hollie is known for her excellent cooking skills. When she doesn’t work at Shed It! or cooks meals, she loves to go on shopping sprees with her mom.

“I love working at Shed It! because we don’t just help our patients feel good on the outside bit also the inside!” ~Hollie



Our Medical Assistant, Mackenzie, was born in Mississippi. She moved to Louisiana when she was 8 years old. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. They are her world.

Mackenzie loves working at Shed It! because “she enjoys helping patients feel beautiful”



Catherine is a physician assistant and the newest addition to the Shed It staff! She feels such a drive to help other people improve their health and achieve their goals and is ready to bring positivity and success to others on their health journey.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. She also enjoys cooking and gardening.

She is excited to work at Shed It! to help people get healthier from the inside out as health and wellness have never been more important.



Our receptionist, Kelsey, was born and raised in Stonewall, Louisiana. She enjoys baking, photography and spending time with her animals in her free time.

“I love working at Shed It! Because I have never met a more supporting group of women that truly have their patients overall health in mind.” ~ Kelsey