Meet the YouthLed Team

Natalie Christine Jorge
Chief of Party

Ching has managed an organization that uplifts the quality of education in the Philippines and has convened several organizations and initiatives that promote good governance and democratic citizenship among the youth. She also participated in distinguished international leadership programs,  received several fellowship awards, and has taken lead roles in development and research programs on corporate social responsibility, policy development, and education.

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
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

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.