Beautiful Landscape
Edwin Mangunay
Co-Founder | Director

Edwin is President of the Masy Group of Companies. With up over 15 years of professional experience running successful companies across the Asia-Pacific region, Edwin has deepened knowledge and expertise in social enterprising.

Tropical Leaves
Thomas Da Jose
Co-Founder | Director

Thomas is a Project Manager at AECOM and an inaugural New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador. As a certified project manager, Thomas manages the design development and delivery of infrastructure and community development projects. He is also Co-Founder of the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership.

Clear Blue Water
Kathleen May Faigal
Program Manager

Kathleen is practised in project management and engineering specialising in the design and delivery of water and sanitation projects. She is an experienced community trainer and advocate of WASH programs. Kathleen is also the Assistant Director for Public Relations and Communications of the Philippine Young Water Professionals.

Vegetables and Herbs
Dan Joshua Valenton
Project Manager

Dan Joshua is experienced in the planning and project management of government projects. He completed a Bachelor of Arts major in International Studies (Cum Laude) at the University of the East - Manila, and is currently undertaking a Master in International Studies. Dan Joshua is a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Professional.

Little Girl in a Restaurant
Suzzane Wight
Program Development Officer

Suzzane is the team's in-house legal practitioner, experienced in policy, governance, and matters relating to human rights and social justice. She is committed to the cause and has a keen eye for detail. Suzie graduated from a combined Arts and Law degree at Western Sydney University.

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Afiq Ramizi
Business Development Officer

Afiq has a keen interest in Australia-ASEAN relations having co-founded the UNSW ASEAN Society and leading two world-class student-led conferences since 2019. With professional experience working within the capital raising team at an Edutech startup and advisory deals team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), he is passionate to work on community empowerment projects. Afiq recently graduated UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance with Distinction. 

Street Food
Arvin Mangunay
Business Support

Arvin's acumen for operations and crunching numbers is developed from his experience at Nabtrade and Macquarie Group. His enthusiasm for using his skills to yield and measure social impact makes him a valued team member. Arvin completed a Bachelor of Business with a major in accounting and finance.

Boat Market
John Paul Uminga
Community Engagement Consultant

John is an experienced development professional in project management, community engagement and communications roles in Philippines and Australia. He has a liberal arts degree from Far Eastern University and a master of commerce in strategy, innovation management and entrepreneurship from the University of Sydney as an Australia Awards scholar.

Peter Clark
Marketing Communications Project Officer

Peter is experienced in the planning and execution of marketing and project management strategies in the clean energy sector. Having completed his undergraduate degree in Media (PR & Advertising) at UNSW, and a Masters of International Relations at the Australian National University, Peter works to combine his skills and experiences with his passion for foreign affairs.

Torii Gates
Noah Diamantopoulos
Digital Communications Officer

Noah utilizes his Advertising background to connect with audiences and campaign for causes that he believes in. He is currently undertaking a Master of International Relations with The University of Melbourne, hoping to marry his passion for foreign policy with his love for writing, and use his education to create meaningful change.

Fog and Nature
Joshua Dale Santos
Digital Content Officer

Joshua is a content creator who recently qualified for his psychology and marketing major under his Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University. He is focused on youth empowerment across Southeast Asia, having completed his Communications Internship with the ASEAN Foundation, in addition to being a recognised Youth Changemaker of the eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN programme.  

He is also an alumnus of the Hacker Exchange Asia-Pacific Virtual Innovation Program, a New Colombo Plan Scholar to Vietnam, and an inaugural Macquarie University - Asia Society Scholar.

Watering the Garden
Grace Devon Gevero
Project Officer

​Having experiences in construction management, planning and design, Grace has proven her knowledge and skills as a civil engineer and master plumber for both public and private institutions. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Central Mindanao University, and currently works as a Cost Controller at Makati Development Corporation in Cebu. Grace is especially passionate for welfare development and social betterment.

Green Vegetables
Melissa Creencia
Project Officer

Melissa's capabilities are developed her management and coordination of various indigenous and sustainable development missions in the Philippines during her tenure at The Firm of Creencia Carillo and Velasco. Melissa completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Development Studies at the Ateneo De Manila University.