EnP GABRIEL MA. JACINTO LOPEZ, PhD (President)
Gabby has over 30 years of professional and managerial experience in private commercial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in the Philippines and in the United States, with occasional assignments in the United Kingdom, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean. He is currently the Dean, Graduate School of Management of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of Manila). He sits on the board of Nayong Pilipino Foundation, the National Commission on Arts & Culture, the Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts. He was also a board member of the Development Bank of the Philippines and served as consultant to President Joseph Estrada and President Gloria Arroyo.
MA. YOLANDA VILLANUEVA-ONG (Vice President)
Yoly was the founder of Campaigns & Grey and Group Chairperson for the Campaigns Group of Companies [Campaigns & Grey, CAPRI, Camp Cebu, Camp Apple, Neuron, CSR & Bacon Brand Activation]. Her numerous achievements in the advertising industry include serving as Chair of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies-Philippines (4As-P) in 1989 to 1990 and in 2006 to 2007. Professionally she has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators as a CEO Excel Awardee in 2006. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she garnered two prestigious awards – the Lucius Littauer Award and the Mason Fellows Award. In 1995, Yoly received the TOWNS (Ten Outstanding Women in Nations Service) Award for her exemplary achievements in social marketing and advertising.
DR. MA. SOCORRO ENDRIGA-IGNACIO, RND, DrPh (Secretary)
Chorie is currently Associate Professor and College Secretary of the University of the Philippines Manila-College of Public Health. She has over a decade of experience in public health and community nutrition work with the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines. She has almost 15 years of experience in planning and management of national and sub-national health and nutrition programs of the Department of Health in cooperation with International funding agencies (USAID, UNICEF, Helen Keller International, Asian Development Bank , World Bank) and other NGOs (Nutrition Center of the Philippines, CARITAS Manila, Philippine Health Science Institute).
MILAGROS LOCSIN-KILAYKO (Chair and Treasurer)
Millie is currently the president of Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, an NGO that provided relief and rehabilitation support to the Visayas after Typhoon Yolanda through the delivery of more than 4,000 boats for fishermen who lost their boats, the provision of close to 400,000 instant porridge meals, and the enrollment of 2,600 children of afflicted families with a 6-month daily nutritional support program. To date, the organization has supplied more than 3 million instant porridge meals for infants and toddlers in emergency relief and feeding programs and has constructed classrooms in public schools. Millie is also the president of Suntown Camp Foundation which provides a range of support programs to children with cancer and other terminal illnesses, including their siblings and their parents. In 1995, Millie received the TOWNS (Ten Outstanding Women in Nations Service) Award for her pioneering work with small and medium-scale productive enterprises in 20 poorest provinces in the Philippines.
ASSEMBLYWOMAN JANIMAH LUCMAN DEROGONGAN-PANDI, MD, PHSAE (Member)
Janimah is a doctor of medicine and an epidemiologist. She is presently the Assemblywoman First District, Lanao del Sur in the Autonomous Region of Muslin Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Legislative Assembly. Prior to that she was Assistant Regional Secretary of Department of Health-ARMM. She is married to Dr. Lampa Pandi, the municipal mayor of Poona Bayabao, Lanao del Sur.
ATTY. RODOLFO NOEL SAENZ QUIMBO (Member)
A lawyer by profession, Rudy used to be the Chief of Staff of Senator Orly Mercado and the late Senator Juan Flavier. He is currently the Director General of the Blue Ribbon Oversight Office Management of the Senate of the Philippines. He is a member of the Sub-committee on E-Commerce, Committee on the Revision of the Rules of Court, Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Board of Editorial Consultants, “e-Legal,” an IT Law bi-monthly publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies of the University of the Philippines Law Center, and the Committee on Information Technology, Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He is a Trustee of Policy and Governance Initiatives, Inc. and Chairman and President of Kabalikat sa Pagsulong ng Nayon, Inc. He was past Governor of the National Federation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations in the Philippines.
VLADIMIT MATA (Member)
Vlad is currently the Chief Executive Officer of a development Non-government organization that strives to bring durable and integrated transformation in communities; putting children’s protection, survival, participation and development at the core. He also teaches at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Philippine Public Safety College. He is a former City Administrator and Legislator of a Local Government, with more than 15 years of public sector experience. His educational credentials include: Master in Public Management from the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government/National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Master in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines; Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from UP School of Urban and Regional Planning; and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. He is currently a Ph.D candiate of the National Sunyat-Sen University (Taiwan).
ANDREW JOHN SULLIVAN (Member)
Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business with a specialized focus on management from Asbury University. He is currently the Director of International Affiliate Development which oversees Stop Hunger Now International locations as well as helps develop new locations around the world. Most recently, he is involved in Stop Hunger Now expansion into the Philippines, India and Peru.
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JOSE MARIANO FLERAS. Jomar has worked in several projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development, PATH, Family Health International, Management Sciences for Health, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the European Union and UNFPA. He has managed projects in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and a fellow of the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Southern California, University of Hawaii, National University of Singapore, and Curtin Technical University. He has also received local and international awards as a playwright, documentary filmmaker and social activist.