Meet our dedicated and fun-loving team who works hard to bring healthcare closer to the marginalized

Say hello to Renz Prudenciado (a.k.a Salome), HFI’s Project Associate!

What motivates you to serve marginalized communities?

My passion to embrace stories from true people and my eagerness to help them improve their capabilities to become stronger, healthier, and more courageous in facing any challenges that life will throw at them.

What’s your hidden talent?

Not really hidden, but I consider acting as one of my talents.

Who is your most favorite person in the world (except family). Why?
My most favorite person is Dr Jose Rizal because he wrote about Elias and Salome, two of my most favorite characters.


Meet Elsie Cerveza, HFI’s new Deputy Projects Director!

5 words to describe your 1st week in HFI

1) Very quiet environment,  2) paper-less  office,  3) lots of reading,  4) overwhelming but 5) exciting.

If you are facing the mirror right now, what would you tell yourself?

Just do what you think is right and be happy.  Enjoy Life.

What are you looking forward to in your stay with HFI?

I’m looking forward to be an instrument in creating more communities of wellness.


Let us cheer for Nicole Mateo, HFI’s Administrative and Finance Associate!

What are you working on with HFI at the moment?
My work mainly involves administrative and finance-related tasks like scheduling meetings.

What is you greatest fear?
I am not sure if this is a legitimate fear or “phobia”, but I am afraid of being useless. It is my heart’s desire to extend my hand to others especially to the people I love and I find myself anxious if I cannot do anything to help them.

What is the most embarrassing moment in your life?
Hmmm… I cannot think of specific circumstances but I think personally, I feel most embarrassed when I act like an idiot.


Send some love to Faisal Jackarain, Community Health Nurse in Easter Samar!

What are you looking forward to in your stay with HFI?

It is probably helping communities through HFI’s Community-based Health and Wellness Program (CBHWP) and immersing with the different peoples from different areas in the Philippines. I hope to learn a lot about the different Filipino cultures and how to provide care across all these cultures. Oh, and I should not be forgetting about travelling — I’m a wanderlust.

What is you greatest fear?


What motivates you to serve marginalized communities?

It is my desire to serve the underserved while I am also helping myself. These communities are being deprived of vaious health care services that they need. Through my humble efforts and services as a nurse, I believe it is my duty to help bridge this gap in the Philippine health care system.


Say hello to Danesa Simoy, Community Health Nurse Trainer!

Why HFI?

I found in HFI the values that I look for in an organization – empowerment not only for individuals but for communities as well. I see HFI as a trail blazer, making an impact in public health in the country, and I am grateful to start my journey in public service here.

5 words to describe your 1st week in HFI

Lots. Of. Loving. And. Learning.

Most favorite person in the world (except family). Why?

That would be Dr. John H. Watson, a fictional character in the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What I love the most about this army doctor is that he is a learner, a very good confidant, and has a strong sense of camaraderie.

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