Management Committee


Dr. Rumalie Corvera

Executive Director

Doc Mae is the executive director and founder of The Ruth Foundation. She is a Family Medicine Specialist and a Palliative and Hospice Care Physician. She is also the chairman of the Bioethics committee at Asian Hospital and Medical Center. 


Dr. Nanette Ramilo-Cruz

Medical Director for Patient Care

“Nette” is a Family Medicine Specialist and a Supportive, Palliative, and Hospice Care practitioner. 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.


B-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. She ensures quality and good governances through effective resource use and priority goal setting.

Medical Team


Dr. 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.


Dr. 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 still finds time to be active in church ministry.


Dr. 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.

Dr. 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 Ayala Alabang Hospice and Mission Community Services or MICOS.

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Dr. Marianne JOY Naria Maritana

Marianne, is a pediatrician assigned at the Child Protection Unit and a fellow of the Ambulatory Pediatrics at Philippine General Hospital. In 2014, up to the present, she is the Project Coordinator of KULAY, an organization that provides art and other activities to children in need of medical care, specifically cancer patients. She is also an advocate of pediatric palliative care. Hence, in 2018 she joined TRF as a visiting HCP Physician.



Virgie 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.


Carlo 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 tasks.


Mitch Nermal, RN

Patient Care Coordinator

Mitch is responsible for coordination and rostering 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.



Social Worker

Lira has been a social worker for 25 years- although her experience was more on child and youth development until in 2010. Shestarted to work in the medical field of Palliative & Hospice Care at TRF, from 2014- 2017 and rejoined in April 2019. As a social worker, she is responsible in accomplishing case profiles for all TRF patients, in line with the DSWD Requirements; while coordinating and providing psycho-social support to patients and their families, alongside the multidisciplinary palliative care team. 


Jelai Ausan, RN

Palliative Care Nurse

Jelai serves as one of the resident palliative care nurses of the foundation. She helps the rest of the patient care team oversee case assessment and care management. She assists in performing initial visits to newly enrolled patients.


Training and Marketing Associate

Mamel is a registered nurse and joined TRF as volunteer in 2016. She has shared her nursing knowledge through advocating palliative and hospice care and helping out with some of administration tasks. In 2018, she became a staff of TRF to provide support to the training department in marketing & organizing in-house and external TRF palliative & hospice care orientations, talks, & seminars. She also organizes CINE HOPE, a block screening for the benefit of the foundation's patients.


Abigail “abbey” Cuanico

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Abbey was a former Chief of Staff in a government agency for 10 years, with her experience, it is an advantage as she takes her current role, as she responsible in providing administrative, clerical and other related tasks of the Executive Director/CEO to ensure efficient and effective linkages to the general operation of the foundation and other associations of the Executive Director.



Dr. Raymond Oliver A. Cruz

Content Writer a.k.a The Medical Philosopher

Doc Raymond is a Diplomate and Fellow of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians. He acquired his medical degree from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and had his residency training at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH). 


Ricky So

Brand Manager

Graphic print and brand identity are Ricky’s specialty. Exuberant, lively and funny, 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.



Communications & Special Projects Associate

Mikee is part of the foundation's team that creates content for letters, programs, events and trainings. She also updates and responds to the foundation's social media pages, which she highly suggests you should be following right now.


Ina 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.”


Ayda Nambayan, RN, PhD

Training Consultant

Dr. Ayda serves as the training consultant for The Ruth Foundation, developing the training curriculum and localizing content to the Philippine context. She worked most of her years as a palliative nurse in the US. Ayda is a certified ELNEC trainer, having attended one of the pioneering classes when it first started.

Our Home Visit Team

Our Amazing Volunteers


Isobel Hernandez

Volunteer Care Coordinator