Meet the Team

Ramon San Pascual, MPH, Director

A population, health, and environment policy advocate, Ramon brings with him years of experience working in civil society organizations (CSO) engaged in social development work, and has dedicated many years on policy development, advocacy and working with policy-makers and stakeholders  on population, health, environment and sustainable development issues. 

Having worked with an extensive network of parliamentarians, health professionals, community and civil society leaders, he has helped form and strengthen coalitions of advocates upholding health and social justice in the Philippines and across the Asia Pacific region.

He served as Executive Director of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (2012-2015), Executive Director of the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (2005-2012), and until recently, as Head Executive Assistant and Division Head of the Legislative Liaison Division of the Philippine Department of Health (DOH).

A Bachelor of Political Economics graduate from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Ramon obtained his Masters in Public Health in 2007 from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. USA. Alongside MPH, he also completed Certificate Program on International Health.  Earlier in 2003-2004, He also finished Population Leadership Program as a Gates-Packard International Fellow also at the University of Washington.


Mary Joyce C. Lanuza, Deputy Director

Joyce is in charge of HCWH-Asia’s organizational, administrative, and financial management. She brings with her over 10 years of experience in financial and administrative management from her work with various donors such as Generalitat Valenciana, Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program-PACAP, European Commission-EC and The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation-AECID, and Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management –SAICM. Her previous organizations includes ACF International – Philippine Mission and the United States Peace Corps in the Philippines.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the National College of Business and Arts.



Moresa S. Tolibas, GGHH Sustainability Coordinator

Moresa works closely with Faye as the Sustainability Coordinator for the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals campaign. She builds and maintains relationship with members and encourages the documentation of hospital initiatives through collectively written case studies for GGHH.

Before joining HCWH-Asia, she was involved in projects concerning children, disaster management and environment. In her previous work, she was part of a team that advocated the elimination of lead in paint for healthier children and safer environment. She loves interacting with different people, especially children.

She earned her BS in Environmental Planning and Management in Miriam College and is currently taking an MA in Education Major in Special Education in St. Joseph College.


Paeng Lopez, Healthy Energy Initiative Campaigner

Raphael Lopez is widely known as Paeng in the local environmental justice movement. An environmental advocate since his youth, Paeng has been in the environmental movement since his college days, and had worked as youth convenor, community organizer, project coordinator, and researcher for various conservation organizations.

He has built a career centered on forging alliances and coordinating networks in the Philippine environment and social justice circles as well.Even before joining the team, Paeng had already been collaborating with HCWH-Asia on various campaigns promoting clean air and healthy environments, first with EcoWaste Coalition and, later, with Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).

As Program Officer of GAIA, Paeng led its policy work on banning plastic bags as well as defending and enforcing the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and the Clean Air Act. He also helped lobby for the inclusion of ecological solid waste management as mitigation and adaptation initiative in the National Climate Change Action Plan of the Climate Change Commission.Paeng obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the Far Eastern University and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Sto. Tomas. E-mail:

Pats Oliva, Communications Campaigner

Ma. Paz is widely known as Pats to her colleagues in both the private and development sectors. Pats is an accomplished Media Campaigner and Communications Manager offering more than 5 years of experience in developing, managing and implementing complex and functional projects in various fields.

She grew up in a household that advocates for basic human rights like access to education, fair employment, preservation of culture and environmental justice.  Pats has conceptualized and led communications campaigns and brand marketing for various peoples organizations and private companies before joining Health Care Without Harm - Asia.

She believes that an effective communications campaign involves extraordinary visuals and narrative.


Kris S. Evangelista, Administrative and Research Associate

Nefritiri M. Mendinueto, Finance and Administrative Support

As part of the Administrative team, Nefri assists Joyce and the entire Administrative team to ensure the smooth implementation of financial accounting policies and procedures. Both a Registered Nurse and an Accountancy major, she has performed administrative, accounting, and HR-related support working for both non-government organizations and private companies.