Management Consultants


doc cruzDr. Nanette Ramilo-Cruz

Managing Consultant for Patient Care

“Nette” is a Family Medicine Specialist and a Supportive, Palliative, and Hospice Care practitioner. She started visiting patients in their homes more than a decade ago during her residency training. In her heart and mind, life becomes more meaningful when caring for patients and their families at home – providing a more personal touch to patient care.


babesB-Etta “Babes” Ayon

General Manager

Babes has had 19 years of experience in administration and management with a foundation based in Alabang. At TRF, she is in charge of providing operational leadership​ for the foundation’s services and advocacy while proactively improving the effectiveness of human resource use. She also strategizes the achievement of determined priority goals of the foundation to ensure quality and good governance.


Medical Consultants


DOC CHIDr. Ruth Chi

Ruth is a Family Medicine and Palliative Medicine Specialist who joined the foundation as Palliative Medicine Consultant and mentor. Ruth gives patients her time and expert attention when she visits them with the rest of the team at least once a week.


majoDr. Mark Joseph “Majo” M. Mendoza

Dr. Majo is a Certified Family Physician. He is known to lend a good ear to our patients, and spends additional time in assisting them and their families in coping with their Spiritual needs. Dr. Majo is also a consultant at a well-known pharmaceutical. Though he has a hectic schedule, he also still finds time to be an active member of their church ministry.


araDr. Arabelle Coleen P. Ofina

Dr. Ara shares her energy, time and smiles with our patients and their family members during home visits. She takes the lead in family conferences aside from regular medical consultations. She is currently a visiting consultant at Asian Hospital and Medical Center.


doc djDr. Djhoanna G. Aguirre-Pedro

DJ, as she is fondly called, is a Faculty member and consultant in the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute College of Medicine. Apart from the work she does for TRF, she is also a volunteer physician and Hospice and Palliative Specialist for the Ayala Alabang Hospice and the Mission Community Services or MICOS.




virgieVirgie Ignacio-Roldan

Executive & Administrative Assistant

Virgie’s expertise lies in providing administrative and clerical services for the effective and efficient operations of the foundation. Dependable yet unassuming, and a true team player, Virgie is committed to the success of the foundation’s activities and projects.


carloCarlo Quilaton, RN

Training Coordinator & Liaison Officer

Carlo has been practicing community hospice nursing for more than four years now. He coordinates with our training consultants for the Leadership for HOPE Certificate Program and helps out with various administrative and patient care tasks.


nikiNiki Guloy

Communications & Special Projects Associate

Niki joined the communications team in 2016 and works as a content writer for foundation promotions and publications. With her IT background, she also maintains TRF’s website and social media. Writing has always been her passion, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to hone her skills alongside such a worthy cause.


mitchMichelle Nermal, RN

Patient Care Coordinator

Mitch is responsible for coordination and rostering of the medical staff of TRF — which includes nurses, doctors, massage therapists and volunteers. With our home visits spread across several cities, Mitch makes sure our patients are well cared for and each aspect of home care represented.


dianeDiane Aparri

Community Worker

Our community worker helps create patient profiles and determine patients’ needs under the standards of the DSWD. They serve as TRF’s liaison between other government and non-government organizations. Advocating patients rights, they refers our patients to other institutions who may be able to help.


Project Consultants


rickyRicky So

Design Consultant

Graphic print and brand identity are Ricky’s specialty. He is in charge of TRF’s visual identity, including its logo, color palette and typefaces. He considers working with TRF one of his most fulfilling projects, and a platform for him to support other non-profit organizations. Exuberant, lively, and funny, you’ll also catch him doing Laughter Yoga with the seniors of TRF’s pilot community.


ina mejiaIna Amor Mejia

Publications Consultant

Ina is currently the consultant for publications and Editorial Director of TRF’s quarterly publication, Hopefull Magazine. Of her print and digital media experience, Ina says, “There’s work…and then there’s the kind of work that truly makes a difference in people’s lives. That’s TRF.”


Dr. Ayda Nambayan

Training Consultant

Dr. Ayda serves as the training consultant for The Ruth Foundation. She is a certified ELNEC trainer.


Our Home Visit Team



Jelai Ausan

Registered Nurse


Lilian Dubla

Registered Nurse


Shanelle Jopio

Registered Nurse


Gina Bausa

Massage Therapist

Lita Peñarroyo

Massage Therapist


Dr. Resty Tan



Dr. Cress Custodio



Cottie del Rosario



Dan Roldan

Photographer & Motor Pool


Ryan Tan

Motor Pool/Caregiver


Lira Tañamor



Our Amazing Volunteers


isoIsobel Hernandez

Volunteer Care Coordinator


Our committed volunteers are ordinary people with EXTRAordinary hearts for service!