Meet the YouthLed Team

Natalie Christine Jorge
Chief of Party

Recognized both locally and internationally for her work on youth, civil society, education and development, Ching has led and co-founded youth-focused organizations and spearheaded the implementation of nationwide programs on democratic citizenship, education, and good governance.

Emil Benjamin Tapnio
Youth Leadership Development Specialist

Emil has over 15 years of technical and management experience in designing and implementing interventions for youth leadership in political participation and social impact with over $50 million in portfolio funding from foreign aid, international funding, and government projects. His areas of expertise include economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, education, and human rights, with a focus on youth political participation and social involvement.

Markus Ramon San Gabriel
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

Markus has spent his career in the development sector in areas of human rights, social enterprises, innovation, and policy advocacy. He also has experience with different Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning tools in the different sectors he has worked with.

Billy Joel Santos
Program Officer

Billy has a decade of experience in development and NGO work, with focus on social enterprise and youth development. He has engaged youth from different sectors across the country for leadership and entrepreneurial development.

Atty. Mildred Ople
Senior Program Officer

Dred envisions a Philippines where citizens especially the young people are fully engaged in the affairs of the country and the leaders are champions of democratic participation, inclusive growth, and good governance

Marion Joseph Villar
Program Officer

Marion is a development worker with 4 years of experience in advocacy work, program development & management, and government & media relations. Among his interests are youth empowerment, civic education & engagement, and economic empowerment.

Cindy Ramirez
Program and Administrative Officer

Cindy has gained over a decade of experience in managing various initiatives in the education and development sector. She specializes in program and administrative management for events, stakeholder engagements, and database management.

Christoffer Adelante
Assistant Program Officer

Toffer has 5 years of extensive experience in development work, particularly in coordinating with nationwide coalitions and organizations. He also has experience in youth capacity development as well as Voters’ Education, Registration and Turnout Programs.

Adriel Nisperos
Communications Officer

Adriel is a mission-driven communications professional with more than 5 years of experience telling compelling stories of impact through writing and design. His areas of interest include communicating science for development, social innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability, and youth empowerment.