Our Board Members and Executive Team

AIHO is home to young, experienced, well-trained professionals in different fields of public health.

BOARD MEMBERS

Paolo Victor Medina, MD
President

Master in Health Professions Education (cand), University of the Philippines
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines
Former Municipal Health Officer, Quezon, Quezon
Coordinator for Global Health Immersion, Child Health Family International
Consultant on Primary Health Care

AIHO Consultancy: AIHO Frontline Health Systems Immersion Program

Research Interests: Health Systems, Primary Health Care, Health Professions Educations

James A. Salisi, MD, MSc
Vice-President

Master of Medical Science Health Informatics, Karolinska Institute
Master of Science Health Informatics, Stockholm University
Diploma in Health Systems and Development, Development Academy of the Philippines
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Former Consultant for Stocktaking and Organizational Learning, WHO Western Pacific Region
Former Quality Management Officer for Epidemiology, National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey – Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical Epidemiology
Former Risk Management Consultant, National Telehealth Center

Research Interests: Health Informatics, Primary Health Care, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, and Health Systems Research

Maria Ellen R. Licup-Medina, MD
Secretary

Diploma in Health Professional Education (on-going)
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Associate Director, Institute for Health leadership, ZFF Institute, Zuellig Family Foundation
Former Program Manager, Bridging Leadership Formation, ZFF Institute, Zuellig Family Foundation

Professional Interests: Health Leadership, Professional Coaching, Learning and Development, Project Management

Katherine Ann Villegas-Reyes, MD, MPP
Treasurer

Master in Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yeuw School of Public Policy
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Associate Dean for Research and Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines
Western Pacific Representative to the Board, Health Systems Global
Executive Director (2013-2015), Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes
Consultant for Department of Health, UNICEF, PhilHealth, and Asian Development Bank

Selected AIHO Consultancies:

  • A Nationwide Assessment on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices among Filipino Physicians on Ethical Relations with the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Development of a National Framework for Strengthening Hospital Regulation
  • Development of a Diagnosis Related Group-System Based Global Budget Payment Mechanism
  • Impact Analysis of Regulatory Regime Options for Integrated Health Care Provider Network in the Philippines

Research Interests: Health Policy and Systems Research, Health Regulation, Health Financing

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Miguel Manuel Dorotan, MD, MSc
Executive Director

Master of Science in International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas

Partner and Consultant since 2016, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes
Project Manager, Save the Children Mission in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
Project Manager, Save the Children Mission in Yolanda/Haiyan-hit Areas
Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management
Guest Lecturer, Bicol University
Member, Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Advisory Group, Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

Selected AIHO Consultancies:

  • A Review of the Climate and Health Research in the Philippines
  • Technical Assistance on Developing Omnibus Policy for the Department of Health
  • Development of the National Unified Health Research Agenda 2017-2022
  • LGU Toolkit on Community-Based Management of Covid-19: Train and Provide Technical Assistance on Implementation

Research Interests: Climate Change and Health, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Health Program Management, Health Systems Research

Reneepearl Kim Sales, RMT, MLS (ASCPi)CM, MSc
Deputy Director

Master of Science in International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, University of Santo Tomas

Consultant since 2017, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes
Senior Research Associate (2018), Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines

Selected AIHO Consultancies:

  • Development of the National Unified Health Research Agenda 2017-2022
  • Development of a National Framework for Strengthening Hospital Regulation
  • Simulating the Health Impact of Updating Alcohol Tax Policies in the Philippines
  • Impact Analysis of Regulatory Regime Options for Integrated Health Care Provider Network in the Philippines
  • Rapid Research Priority-Setting for the Philippine Liver Research Network
  • Formative Evaluation of the Advancing Health Through Evidence-Assisted Decision with Health Policy and Systems Research Program of the Department of Health

Research Interests: Health Policy and Systems Research, Health Regulation, Research Priority-Setting, Biosafety

Rowena Q. Gamba
Finance Officer

Krishna Princes E. Teodoro
HR Officer

Jochelle M. Manibo
Finance Assistant

Erika Jamine Q. Santos
HR/Admin Assistant

Rev Marion D. Cendaña
HR Assistant

Alfredo Jose C. Ballesteros
Project Assistant