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

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
Liz Mendoza

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

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

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

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.

Administration

Ilinca Halfon

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

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

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

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

Billing

Roxana Ghigortz

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