Meet the Core Team

Elmerei Cuevas

Executive Director

Elmer assumes the role of Executive Director, becoming our full-time community builder. He will focus on growing the professional network of EA PH, while also supporting and seeding current and new EA aligned sub-groups. He has almost a decade of experience in various industries such as tech start ups Uber, Grab, PayMaya; social enterprises Human Nature and Diligence Cafe; FMCG Coca-Cola FEMSA, and government think tank Development Academy of the Philippines.

Alethea "Althy" Cendaña

Associate Director (Part-Time)

As a part-time community builder, Althy manages volunteers for EA Philippines. She also provides support for student groups and assists in other projects and programs. Althy graduated Magna Cum Laude in UP Diliman in 2022 and received the college award for service and academic excellence. She helped found one of our local student chapters and served as its President in her final year. Althy has a great interest in process optimization and project management where she applies her engineering background.

Jaynell Chang

Communication and Events Associate (Part-time)

Jaynell started volunteering with EA Philippines since June 2022, and now, he is our Communications and Events Associate. He has garnered marketing and event organization experiences working with Cafe Communications Philippines, ASUS, realme, World Vision Philippines, and from graduating with a degree of Communication Arts from the pontifical and royal University of Santo Tomas.

Nastassja "Tanya" Quijano

Co-Founder and Community Builder (Part-Time)

Tanya led our local charity effectiveness research project and does some career mentoring for community members interested in careers in the health or development sector. She also works full-time as a senior program officer working on policy development at the Australian Embassy in the Philippines. She has been working in the public sector for almost 8 years, including being an independent monitoring and evaluation specialist and the head executive assistant for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Brian Tan

Co-Founder and Advisor

Brian helps set EA Philippines' strategy and helps support our student chapters. He also currently works as a Group Support Contractor at the Centre for Effective Altruism. Before working full-time for EA PH in January 2021, he had 3 years of experience working at various tech companies, and was a Senior Product Designer at First Circle, a FinTech company in Manila.

We also have many students working in our student chapters and a couple of volunteers working with us on various projects. If you want to get in touch with us, you can email us at or message us on our Facebook page.

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