Vida's History

Vida Mobile Clinic, a non-profit organization, was envisioned by two physician assistants as a response to the increasing healthcare needs of residents in the Antelope and San Fernando Valleys. Growing up in medically underserved communities, physician assistants, Karla Rugamas and Ana Ruiz learned first-hand how barriers to health care could impact health outcomes. This led to their desire to find a way to help underserved individuals. As healthcare providers, these two physician assistants have experience working with non-profit organizations and federally qualified health centers, serving impoverished and uninsured individuals. Their prior experiences led to the creation of Vida Mobile Clinic. Vida Mobile Clinic’s purpose is to increase health care access and promote healthy living for all individuals regardless of their socioeconomic status and ability to pay.

Administrative Team


Ana Ruiz- Peña, PA-C, MHA

CEO

As Chief Executive Officer, Ana believes that healthcare is a basic human right. Ana is excited to grow with Vida and help individuals obtain the necessary healthcare they deserve. When Ana is not working, she likes to travel and spend time with family, friends, and her many pets!

Education

University of California, San Francisco

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

California State University, Northridge

Karla Rugamas, PA-C, MCHS 

COO

As Chief Operating Officer, Karla has pursued her dream of helping the community that she was raised in. As an Angeleno, Karla is happy to dedicate her time to help underserved communities. When Karla is not working, she likes to travel and spend time with family and friends!

Education:

University of Washington

California State University, Los Angeles


Board of Directors:

Christopher Quevedo, Board President

Atilio Rugamas, Treasurer

Jessica Venegas-Ruiz, Secretary

Daisy Sagastume, Member

Gabriela Zepeda, Member

Karla Rugamas, Chief Operating Officer

Ana Ruiz, Chief Executive Officer


To learn more give us a call: (818) 332-0463