Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at RFC have many years of experience. Below is a profile of each member on our team.

Nurses

Ami Patel, Certified Ultrasound Technician

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: University of Houston 2005 with B.S. in Marketing, Ultrasound Certification at Sanford Brown College.
  • Profession: Ample experience in pediatrics and neonatal ultrasound in fertility. Joined RFC in October of 2016.
  • Personal: I enjoy beach volleyball, movies, and music. Cooking is also one of my hobbies.
  • Favorite Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi

Elizabeth Huerta, CMA

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: American Career College 2013
  • Profession: Medical assistant in pediatrics. Joined RFC in April of 2016.
  • Personal: I like to dance and love to try new foods.
  • Favorite Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – N/A

Janeth Alvarez, CMA

Front Desk Coordinator

  • Education: Everest College 2007
  • Profession: MA
  • Personal: Family is the most important for me, and I love to do outdoor activities.
  • Favorite Quote: “Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss

Jennifer Cook, CMA

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: Graduated medical assistant school in 1987.
  • Profession: Worked in OB/GYN and fertility for over 25 years
  • Personal: I am married with 3 children. I enjoy family outings, camping, swimming, and watching movies. I started in the field of fertility over 20 years ago when faced with fertility issues at a young age and have been able to continue to grow in this constantly changing and progressing field.
  • Favorite Quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Liz Mendoza, CMA

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: UEI 2009
  • Profession: MA
  • Personal: Spending time with my family.
  • Favorite Quote: “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.” – Anynomous

Lizette Vasquez, CMA

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: Bryman College 2011
  • Profession: Extensive experience as a medical assistant in the OB/GYN field. Joined RFC in June of 2016.
  • Personal: I love traveling, attending sporting events, and watching movies.
  • Favorite Quote: “Success is no accident. It is hardwork, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.” – Pele

Tasha Carmack, CMA

Surgical Coordinator

  • Education: Concorde Career College 2003, West LA College – Currently AA Biology.
  • Profession: Nursing career as a front office assistant in EMT. Continued with internal medical practice in women’s healthcare. Joined RFC in October of 2016.
  • Personal: Love cooking, spending time with family, camping, Disneyland and rescuing animals.
  • Favorite Quote: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

Tina Cardenas, CMA

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: Phillip College in Riverside County 1994
  • Profession: Pediatrics and internal medicine prior to joining RFC in 2007.
  • Personal: I enjoy outdoor activities like fishing , camping, and hunting.

Xochitl Ramos, LVN

Clinical Coordinator

  • Education: Career Development Institute 2013
  • Profession: Charge nurse at convalescent hospitals in the psychiatric division. Joined RFC in April of 2016.
  • Personal: I love to travel on my spare time.
  • Favorite Quote: “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Administration

Ilinca Halfon

Administrator

  • Education: UCLA – 1998 and CSUN, major psychology – 2003
  • Profession: Over thirty years of medical management, practice promotion and growth.
  • Personal: I have a personal infertility tale. But I persevered, and came out triumphant! I am a happy and very proud mother of two teenagers. My life’s passion has been and will always remain traveling. I am enthusiastic about learning and education in general, love music and a good book.
  • Favorite Quote: “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Audrey Golding

Administrative Assistant

  • Education: Mass Bay Community College
  • Profession: As administrative assistant, I get to do a little bit of everything – my job is never boring!
  • Personal: I have two amazing kids that I am very proud of. I love to spend time with family and friends. Whether out and about or just hanging around at home, when are you with people you love and enjoy, it’s always a good time.
  • Favorite Quote: “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin

Melissa Bushey

Patient/Financial Coordinator

  • Education: Pasadena City College 2008
  • Profession: Patient coordinator with 10 years of experience in the fertility field.
  • Personal: I like to work out and stay fit. I enjoy going to our cabin in the mountains with my husband. I love traveling especially anywhere tropical with a beautiful beach!
  • Favorite Quote: “Be who are you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

Kayla LaRue

Office Support Specialist

  • Education: West Coast Ultrasound Institute, 2018
  • Profession: AA in Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Practice in Ultrasound & EKG currently.
  • Personal: I love cooking, Sinatra, and anything artistic. In my spare time, I learn as much as I can about medicine and hope to take my profession to new heights.
  • Favorite Quote: “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates

Allyson Mata

Front Desk Coodinator

  • Education: Currently a student at the local Community College. Attended U.S College for CPT-1 license.
  • Profession: Administrative assistant and phlebotomist. Joined RFC in August of 2014.
  • Personal: I love rock climbing, hiking, and writing.
  • Favorite Quote: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr Suess

Marketing

Alexander Nez

Digital Marketing Assistant

  • Education: USC with B.A. in Dramatic Arts and Minor in Journalism 2012
  • Profession: Over 4 years in production with ET & Insider on CBS
  • Personal: Acting/hosting for several digital platforms. I love to play basketball, guitar, and writing.
  • Favorite Quote: “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

Billing

Roxana Ghigortz, CMA

Billing Coordinator

  • Education: LA and Valley City College
  • Profession: Experienced medical assistant in an OB/GYN office. 15 years of billing experience.
  • Personal: I love to take long walks on the beach, music, old movies and cooking.
  • Favorite Quote: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ― George Bernard Shaw