MEDICAL MISSION ADVENTURES
Medical Mission Adventures is a fully licensed mobile medical clinic. We are registered as first responders with FEMA in the state of California and the County of Los Angeles in the event of a natural disaster.
Our mission is to provide free medical, dental, and optical care with pharmaceutical services to the underserved of the greater Los Angeles area, and to mobilize medical teams to locations hit with natural disasters.
Medical Mission Adventures has joined forces with Acts of Mercy International to bring disaster relief and facilitate long-term community development globally.
Evelyn Lo, M.D., FACEP | Executive Director & Medical Director Evelyn has worked as an emergency physician for over 28 years in Southern California. She also serves as the Medical Director for both Acts of Mercy and Medical Mission Adventures. AOM is a disaster relief organization and MMA is mobile medical, dental, and optical clinic working to serve the least resourced communities in Los Angeles County. She and her husband pastor Epicentre Church in Pasadena CA for the last 18 years.
Cheryl Jang, M.D. | Assistant Medical Director & Disaster Response Coordinator Bio coming soon
Xochitl (Soh-chee) Flores, PA-C | Director of Operations Xochitl is a highly skilled practitioner with over 13 years of experience. Mrs. Flores earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from California State University, Los Angeles and her Masters degree in Physician Assistant from Samuel Merritt University. Prior to joining Medical Mission Adventures, she practiced as a family medicine PA for 12 years in the Community Health setting. She enjoys getting to make personal connections with her patients and looks forward to working with them towards making the best decisions for their health. In her free time, she enjoys nature photography, interior design decorating, missionary work, teaching Sunday school to 4 year olds, spending time with her family, friends and her dog Checkers.
John & BJ Pace | Logistics Specialists John joined MMA as a volunteer in 2017 and quickly grew to love working with all the doctors and staff, learning as much as he could and helping out in every department. His servant heart and attention to detail has made him a vital asset to our operations. When COVID shut down the medical clinics, John helped with the transition to vaccination clinics and got his wife BJ involved as well. No task is too small for this pair and they are happy to do whatever they can to keep things running smoothly.
Patty DuPont-Tyler MSN, CPNP, RN | Director of Nursing Patty is trained as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She did her undergraduate studies at Biola University and her graduate work at Cal State Long Beach. Presently she is the Head of Health Services at a local school district where she has worked as a school nurse in that community for 22 years. Patty has served with MMA for over a decade as a provider both locally as well as abroad. She was formerly also a board member in the past. Her goal in life is to seek God’s will and obediently follow Him daily. She has always considered herself blessed to be able to serve God through her training in nursing. She is excited to see what Jesus holds in store for those serving Him in the coming years at MMA and AOM Socal.
Wendy Fung, PharmD | Director of Pharmacy & Informatics Specialist Wendy has been a pharmacist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for over 20 years. During her tenure, in addition to executing her normal duties, she used her healthcare expertise, administrative skill set, and desire to provide solutions to her patient's unmet needs to develop and implement a variety of successful initiatives, such as opening 3 pharmacist run patient care clinics in oncology, heart failure, and asthma. Wendy also managed and tracked all receivables from third party insurances for the Outpatient Pharmacy Department. Over the past 10 years, Wendy served as the outpatient department’s informatics pharmacist and implemented and/or managed over a dozen new technology hardware and software projects such as being the first at the medical center to implement and utilize wireless credit card machines in the hospital. Most recently, Wendy was selected for her technology expertise to serve as UCSD's Epic certified informatics pharmacist, charged with helping to implement a new health information system across 10 pharmacy locations. Outside of work, Wendy continues to pursue her passion for helping people. In addition to serving on Project Compassion's Board of Directors for 12 years, she managed the pharmacy logistics and budgets for the Organization's oversees medical mission trips and personally went on over 2 dozen trips to 20 countries. More recently she has developed a passion for disaster response and works in any capacity medical or non to serve the people in need.
Jeff Yamane, D.D.S. | Director of Dentistry Jeff is a general practice dentist that graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1983. He served as part-time faculty from 1983-1998 in the departments of periodontology and operative dentistry. In 1988, he established his own private practice with an emphasis in cosmetic and restorative/implant dentistry. His volunteer experiences include working with Care Harbor Los Angeles (since inception), CDA Cares Clinics, and Tijuana Missions Home Building Projects. He started serving with Medical Mission Adventures in 2014. He has been married for close to 40 years and has a grown son who works in the IT Audit field for a large accounting firm. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, skiing, hiking, camping and movies. His goal in life is to be a good follower of Christ and a faithful servant who pleases the Lord.
Kent Nozaski, O.D. | Director of Optometry Bio Coming Soon
Gene Turner | Logistics Specialist Bio Coming Soon
Bob Yetter | Logistics Specialist Bio Coming Soon
SPECIAL THANK YOU
LOUIE & BARB ROSADO
We wanted to say an extra thank you to the founders of Medical Mission Adventures, Louie and Barb Rosado. Steering this organization since it's inception in 2010, Louie and Barb crafted a vision of what MMA could be and have devoted over a decade to make that a reality.
Thank you Louie and Barb - we wouldn't be here without you!
A message from Louie and Barb Rosado from 2022
As COVID-19 brought to Medical Mission Adventures’ office a halt to the medical/dental/optical clinics, Louie and I talked about the future of MMA. We wanted to slow down, but we wanted MMA to continue.
In 2020, after traveling to Florida to care for Louie’s step-father for four months, two granddaughters joined us in Florida and traveled with us to Michigan where we spent time with our daughter and their aunt. Louie and I continued our road travel across the top of the United States to the State Parks in the South Dakota area. After seeing the vast, beautiful countryside of the United States, Louie agreed it would be a good move to live closer to our daughter and also be five hours from my elderly mother, my siblings, and relatives in Ontario, Canada. I could also return to the lush green environment of the Mid-West which I grew up in and missed for forty years while living in L.A.!
From the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for the many ways in which you have loved us, carried us, given us your time, labor, and finances, and shared tears with us in the many Medical Mission Adventures we have done together. Our hearts are warm and full when we think of how God has ministered to thousands of people on multiple continents through our work together.
We will frequent California to visit our son and friends, including our MMA volunteer friends! This leads to the future of MMA and the introduction of the new Medical Mission Adventures President, Dr. Evelyn Lo, MD!
Dr. Evelyn Lo, an emergency medicine doctor, approached us at the beginning of 2021, sharing her vision of making COVID-19 vaccinations available through clinics, and asked to use the covering of Medical Mission Adventure’s license and insurance for COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Louie and I asked if Dr. Evelyn Lo and her husband, John, senior Pastor of Epicentre Church in Pasadena, would become the president of Medical Mission Adventures, taking on the task of running MMA. With Louie on the Advisory Board, we’d like to stay involved with MMA as volunteers.