Meet the Team at Awaken Med Spa of Clayton

helping you achieve your individual goals

Dr. Mazen

Dr. Mazen Khusayem is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician. He graduated from Aleppo School of Medicine in Syria with a medical degree and completed his residency at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital and Temple University in PA. He has provided personalized, quality care for patients at Clayton Internal Medicine since 2000. Dr. Khusayem is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc, the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, and the American Med Spa Association and regularly attends seminars and training in order to deliver the most advanced and up to date treatment regimens for all medical spa therapy offered at Awaken Med Spa of Clayton. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling, soccer and fitness.


Mahala Shields, BSN-RN, came to Awaken Med Spa after 6 years in Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Psychiatric, and Perioperative nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Barton College. She is certified in both Botox and dermal fillers. Mahala has been commended for her commitment to the patient experience and for helping others to be the best version of themselves. Her time in psychiatric nursing allowed her to see the positive impact that mindset can have on patient wellbeing. Having always enjoyed the world of aesthetics and beauty, Mahala is excited to work with Awaken Med Spa to help patients reach their aesthetic goals and feel their very best!


Katie is a North Carolina native who has always had a passion for skincare and aesthetics. She graduated in 2021 with her Esthetics Technology certificate from Wake Tech CC, and is a licensed esthetician with a focus on medical aesthetics. Since graduating she has worked in the medspa industry performing HydraFacials, medical grade chemical peels, microneedling, and laser services. She is certified in Hydrafacial, Cutera Lasers, SkinPen, and is educated on many lines of skincare. In her free time she loves to read, spend time with friends, shop, and travel. Katie’s biggest goal is to continue to educate herself and learn as much as she can about the industry. She loves getting to know clients and helping them achieve their goals through customized treatment plans. She can’t wait to meet you!


Tina was born and raised in Virginia. After living in several different places as a military wife, she and her family settled in Clayton. She has worked in an administrative role in healthcare for 12 years and her love of aesthetics has led her to join the Awaken Med Spa team. She loves listening to music, trying out new restaurants, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children. Tina’s goal is to provide excellent customer service and to expand her knowledge in the skin care and aesthetics industry.


Abby is a former esthetician from the state of Florida. She is passionate about self-care. She has over seven years of experience in the spa industry. In her free time, she enjoys reading, art, and dance. She also enjoys helping in the community by participating in volunteer opportunities. She loves meeting new people and engaging with them. Her goal is to assist our client care coordinator to provide our clients with the ultimate med spa experience and to reach their aesthetic goals.