Shannon Fernando Rubera

Born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and moved to the United States of America at age six. She is alumni of Burbank High School and later attended University of California Los Angeles for her undergraduate studies. Shanon received her Masters in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University.

In 2012, Shannon founded the Alabaster Mobile Clinic; a non-profit organization which takes medical professionals to Africa, delivering healthcare and and health education to severely under served populations. Each year, Alabaster Mobile Clinic has served over 1,500 patients in Kenya, administering life-saving immuunizations, Vitamin A supplements, and treating acute illnesses.

In addition to her service around the world, Shannon also serves the needy people in the Los Angeles Skid Row area and also at the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers. She previously served as an AmeriCorps scholar at the St.Vincent Cardinal Manning Center in Los Angeles. Shannon is also adjunct faculty at the Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing. Through her speaking engagements, Shannon has sparked discussions in the global healthcare community the belief that physical and emotional health paired with spiritual care can create empowered and dynamic communities.

Shannon is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Shannon Fernando Rubera has lived and visited over 27 countries to provide humanitarian and medical services, including Sri Lanka, Phillipines, Haiti, Mexico and Kenya.

Shannon Fernando lives in Burbank with her husband.