Tim Watson is the CEO and Medical Director of Mission Pediatrics, Inc. He grew up in Northern California and graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Biology. Prior to starting medical school at Loma Linda University, he was a high school Anatomy & Physiology teacher at Valley Christian High School. He completed medical school and entered postdoctoral training in the field of Pediatrics in 2000. A Board Certified Pediatrician, he has been working at Mission Pediatrics for twelve years. He was the 2015 President of the Riverside County Medical Association where he has actively participated since 2008. He is married and has two boys (who want to be pirate treasure hunter robot makers) and a girl (who likes Elsa more than Ana, but also has a soft spot for Olaf) all in elementary school.”
Recognizing Dr. Mustafa-Infante’s outstanding abilities and compassion for pediatric patients in underserved communities, Mission Pediatrics sought her out to join their team in late 2010, and have been honored by her committed presence and hard work ever since. Dr. Mustafa-Infante describes herself as a Latino doctor with a middle-eastern name carrying the spirited drive and strong family commitments of both heritages. She is married and has two wonderful children. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys doing stained glass art, reading, traveling, skating and participating in medical missions around the world.
Dr. Agas grew up in the Philippines under the care of his loving grandparents. His childhood taught him a great appreciation for the struggle to survive and obtain an education during difficult times. He looks back to his challenging life experiences as a child, and he finds that they give him great empathy for the under-served patients in our community to which he has demonstrated an exceptional devotion and self-sacrifice.
Dr. Lee has been practicing as a pediatrician since 2008 after completing his Pediatric residency in Las Vegas and moving to the Inland Empire. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but fell in love with Hawaii (and surfing) as a teenager and made it his home after graduating from college. Before attending medical school at the University of Hawaii, he was an Orthopedic Physical Therapist, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California San Francisco and later, his Master of Science degree in Orthopedic PT from the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences (now the University of St Augustine). After resettling in Hawaii, teaching graduate students, and caring for a variety of patients including young people in sports and musical arts (such as ballet), he continued to be driven towards furthering his education in the health care of children and young adults. This drive lead to medical school, then the subsequent move to Nevada for residency with his wife and child. During residency they added another child, their aspiring inventor.
Kaneez Fatima Ali has been practicing at Riverside Mission Pediatrics for over sixteen years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mount Carmel College, and her Physician Assistant’s Certification from The Western University of Health Sciences. Kaneez’s love for Pediatrics is the engine that drives her on a daily basis to inspire others and make a difference in the life of each and every child she encounters. Kaneez approaches every individual patient as if they were family, leaving her mark of kindness as well as compassion on all she comes in contact with, always leaving an everlasting impression.
Lauren started out as an NICU nurse and loves working with children. We Welcome her to our practice. Lauren has a passion for working with children. With a background working in the NICU as a RN before becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she always knew that children would play a major role in her life. Children are so innocent and genuine that Lauren really values being able to help them in any way possible. Lauren has one daughter of her own so she can easily relate to parent’s feelings and concerns. She believes in compassionate care for both child and family.
Britta Barton has served the community for over 20 years. When she was a child, her own pediatrician inspired her to help others and she got her start as an EMT then Paramedic responding to 911 calls for over 10 years. She enjoyed emergency services so much she began teaching at local community colleges teaching new EMTs and Paramedics and she continues to teach today.
Erin grew up in San Diego and Virginia. She is married with 3 children and 4 dogs. Erin obtained her bachelors degree from James Madison University and Masters Degree from Saint Francis University. Erin has a passion for art, soccer, firefighting and all things medicine. She has worked in medical research, teaching, EMS and nursing. Erin spent 10 years with Cal Fire as a Fire Captain Paramedic. She enjoyed all aspects of her career as a firefighter but desired to spend more time at home with her children. In 2010 she graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine physician assistant program. In May 2015 she decided to make a career change and retire from the fire department. She is excited to spend more time at home and to work with children.
Norma Lerma is our spirited Perris Office Manager at Riverside Mission Pediatrics with years of experience, excellent managerial skills and a wonderful compassionate touch.