Southern California Travel Clinic Team Members Medical Director: Dawn Terashita, MD Director of Nursing Resources: Vicki Sowards, RN. Travel Medicine Specialists Christina Pezze, RN, BSN Christina was born and raised in Southern California (Long Beach and Lake Arrowhead). She got her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from National University in 2014. She has past experience as a nursing assistant at the Sharp Hospitals, RN at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, and flu clinic Rn. She joined Passport Health doing flu clinics in 2014 and 2015 and began working at the Passport Health San Diego office in December 2015. In her free time she likes hanging out at the pool, going to brunch, and doing group fitness classes like barre and Pilates. She also likes doing outdoor activities like riding her electric bike or doing yoga on her stand up paddleboard. Lauren 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. Maureen O’Brien, RN Maureen Is a native of San Diego. Since she loves to travel herself, Passport Health is a fun spot to work. She earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from The Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio in 1999. Her background in nursing consists of surgery, pre and post op care, gastroenterology, and plastic surgery. In her free time, she enjoys all things sports, being outside and spending time with friends. Michelle 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. To learn more about the members of Passport Health’s Corporate Executive Team, please click here.