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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. 

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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 Dr. Cheryl Jang, MD is a board certified emergency medicine physician and has practiced in Los Angeles and in Glendale, California. She graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in 1985 and was trained in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA.  Dr. Jang is currently affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Glendale, was the first medical director to establish the Glendale Fire Department’s Prehospital Response system, and has been active in Glendale’s Disaster Response programs. She is also the current medical director for Acts of Mercy International, a relief and humanitarian aid organization, and has made several disaster relief missions around the globe.


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.


Fernando Quezada | Logistics Director Fernando Quezada is trained as a Physician  Assistant. Having trained at the University of Southern California, he has over 22 years of experience mainly in the fields of Internal  Medicine, Cardiology, Urgent Care, and Family Medicine. He also received a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with further intensive PA studies. Currently he volunteers as Logistics Director for Medical Mission Adventures where he had his start with Louie Rosado between the years of 2010-2013 when he acted as a medical provider. He has joined several disaster relief trips with Acts of Mercy and MMA including trips to Ecuador, Baja California, El Salvador, Tepic Mexico and, most recently, Maui. His passion is in the delivery of compassionate medical care in the name of Jesus Christ.


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.

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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 Nozaki, O.D. | Director of Optometry Dr. Nozaki opened his office in Lomita in 1984. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1980. He then received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 1984, graduating with Honors. He was the recipient of the award for Outstanding Clinician in Binocular Vision. Dr. Nozaki regularly volunteers for Medical Mission Adventures, which helps provide vision care services throughout Southern California for the homeless or for individuals who cannot afford medical insurance. He has also traveled for optometry missions trips to Oaxaca, Mexico, Ensenada, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. If you ask his wife of 38 years, she will say, “I don’t think Kent will ever grow up! He thinks like a kid and he acts like a kid, too!” That explains his passion for Disneyland, which he visits with his wife and two daughters as often as possible. Dr. Nozaki has been teaching Sunday School to elementary school age children for over 30 years. Although patients may be impressed with the extensive technological optometry equipment in our office, they are truly astounded with our office's incredible Disneyland memorabilia!


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.

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