Southern California Travel Clinic Team Members

Medical Director: Dawn Terashita, MD
Director of Nursing Resources: Vicki Sowards, RN.

Travel Medicine Specialists

Denise Lozares, Travel Medicine SpecialistDenise Lozares RN, BSN
Denise is originally from North Carolina where she received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology from North Carolina State University. For several years she worked with children in the foster care system. She later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University. She joined Passport Health in 2004. She enjoys traveling, surfing and snorkeling.
Jon McCawley, Travel Medicine SpecialistJon McCawley, RN
Jon is originally from Huntington Beach, California where he has lived his entire life.  Initially he studied Anthropology in college but eventually changed to Nursing.  Jon graduated in 2013 with a double major in Anthropology and Nursing.  Jon joined Passport Health in the Spring of 2014.  He enjoys watching movies, tv shows with his family, and walking his dogs.
Lauren Talanian, Travel Medicine SpecialistLauren Talanian, RN
Lauren was born and grew up in San Clemente, California. She attended UC Santa Cruz where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Always an avid traveler, after college she took a 6 month cross country road trip visiting 38 US states, 23 National Parks and 5 Canadian provinces. After settling in San Diego in 2003, she received her RN from Grossmont College. She then enjoyed working in Pediatrics for 4 years. Lauren joined the Passport Health team in 2013. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, camping and going to the beach.
Michelle Chong, Travel Medicine SpecialistMichelle Chong, RN, BSN
Michelle was born and raised in Southern California. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, San Diego and went on to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Fullerton. Michelle joined Passport Health in 2015. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, reading, being active, and serving at her church, Berean Community Church.
Vangie Tran, Travel Medicine SpecialistVangie Tran, MSN, FNP-BC
Vangie was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Western University of Health Sciences. Before joining Passport Health in 2014, she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine for several years. Prior to that, she worked as an RN in Critical Care. Vangie believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine. She enjoys educating patients on ways to achieve and maintain their optimal health goals. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, trying new foods, and reading.
Venus Joy Estepa-Morse, Travel Medicine SpecialistVenus Joy C. Estepa-Morse RN, BSN
Venus Joy C. Estepa-Morse was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Sunny San Diego, CA. After high school she enlisted in the Army National Guard for 8 years as a Military Policemen, while obtaining her degree in Nursing. Venus received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in sub-acute, psychiatric and clinical settings as a RN and welcomed the opportunity to work for Passport Health in 2010. During her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her family & traveling.

Travel Medicine Assistants

Aida Hadzimujagic, Travel Medical AssistantAida Hadzimujagic, MA
Aida was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Sarajevo, BiH. She moved to Tustin, CA 20 years ago and has worked as a Medical Assistant at St. Jude Medical Center and as a Clinical Specialist at Medtronic. Aida joined Passport Health in May of 2008. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling.
Victoria Haines, Travel Medical AssistantVictoria Haines, MA
Victoria Haines was born in Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and raised in Oceanside, CA. After high school she had obtained her License as a Medical Assistant and Limited Scope X-Ray Technician from Kaplan College, Vista. Victoria has hands-on experience with Radiography and Medical Assisting in Urgent Care, Orthopedic, and Chiropractic Practices. Victoria started working with Passport Health in May of 2014. During her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, long boarding, reading, and traveling.

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