Kathiria (known fondly as Kathy to her patients) has been the medical assistant at Pediatric Family Center for Natural Medicine since 2016. She serves as the Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBOT) technician, and enjoys watching children improve their development, language, and behavior. Especially when that makes the life of the family easier! Kathy loves her dogs and enjoys spending time with them.

Chimene is ecstatic to be the office manager at PFCNM and enjoys helping  all of our families and kids. She has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the medical field. She's an avid animal lover and enjoys spoiling her fur babies.


Dr. Skowron is an Amazon best-selling author, international lecturer, biomedical expert in autism, and 2017 Generation Rescue Physician Expert. He has been helping kids using natural medicine for almost 15 years, specializing in Autism, ADHD, and anxiety. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Autism Hope Alliance, Natural Partners, Natural Practitioner Magazine, and Chemo & Crayons.


Meet Our Team

Kathiria Padilla - Medical Assistant, HBOT technician

Dr. Jared M. Skowron, N.D. - Owner, Founder

"The day we gave my son Dr. Skowron’s natural supplement was the first day that I had a “real” conversation with my son EVER! We laid in his bed and he talked and asked questions about how I felt when our dog died. We talked for over an hour, and I did not want it to end. "

- E.G. Glastonbury

Dr. Alston is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and clinical nutritionist. She has been implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a behavior therapist for nearly a decade.  She is particularly interested in how food influences behavior in individuals on the autism spectrum.  Dr. Alston seeks to support and enhance behavioral, developmental and social outcomes utilizing a combination of therapies. Sees Husky Medicaid pediatric patients.


Dr. Layman will be leaving PFCNM on November 2nd to practice full-time in her office in Woodbury, CT.

Dr. Katherine Layman, N.D.

Dr. Kerr is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist. Combining the best natural medicines of East and West allows her to help her patients uniquely and quickly. Recipient of the Golden Needle Award for excellence in Acupuncture, she excels at helping patients with infertility, migraines, and anxiety.  Dr. Kerr received her Bachelor's degree from Cornell and is passionate about helping you feel your best.


Dr. Shyron Alston, N.D., M.S.

Dr. Derrick Schull, N.D.

Dr. Schull earned his naturopathic medical degree from National College of Natural Medicine and his bachelors of science in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He is certified as a Craniosacral Therapist and LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) practitioner.  He combines these methods with homeopathy, nutritional counseling, lifestyle counseling, and other therapies to create the best treatment plan for each individual patient.


Chimene Kruger - Office Manager

Dr. Nicole Kerr, N.D., L.Ac.

“Before meeting Dr. Kerr, my neuropathy pain was debilitating, making simple day-to-day tasks  impossible to accomplish. The pain was exhausting and isolating, preventing me from living any kind of normal life. During my first acupuncture treatment with Dr. Kerr, I received  immediate relief from my nerve and body pain. The acupuncture treatments are amazing. Treatments provide me with a sense of ‘freedom from pain’. In my opinion, acupuncture treatments with Dr. Kerr have been the key to my success. Everyone should have acupuncture. Thank you Dr. Kerr.” – Carla Mills, Cheshire