Board of Stewards
Meet our Pawsome Stewards
Carla Adrienne A. Azucena
Founder, Communitails Inc.
Camille Ann. L. Asuncion
MD, MBA, DPDS
Marc Edsel C. Ayes
MD, MBA, MHSR
Rohani C. Navarro
President and Chief Veterinarian Steward
Ronald Allan L. Cruz
Caroline Mae “Ginger” Ramirez
Ma. Catalina Tan de Luna
Rina is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her passion for animals and their welfare is so great, she pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian even after having initially established a different career path in hotel and restaurant management. An advocate and key driver of animal welfare, she is involved with animal welfare education, research, and raising public awareness. She believes that animal welfare should be a shared value, a shared responsibility.
She is currently also a professor at UPLB, and cheerfully braves the traffic between ‘Elbi’ and various points of Metro Manila to answer various calls for help from both humans and animals alike. As a Communitails Steward, Rina makes sure that even in the quest for mutual healing, animal welfare does not become an afterthought. Her efforts help equip everyone with the knowledge necessary to ensure that the health and happiness of both humans and animals are a priority of HATs and Communitails Stewards alike.
Leslie is a person who likes a variety of unrelated things, but loves animals with all her heart. In this world which she perceives to be dark and disappointing, Sharah is one of the rare treasures in her life which she considers to be a precious gift from the universe. Because the grumpy pug is now 10 years old, Leslie wanted to find a way to deepen their bond and make the most out of whatever time they have. She also hopes to share the joys of having a dog and to show the power of the unbreakable bond between human and animal.
Joe was trained as a Medical Doctor but currently works in the family business—yay, ICE CREAM! He is a slave to his three rescue dogs and seven adopted cats. His interests involve animal welfare, as well as the role of animals in promoting mental health for hoomans. Although shy and quiet, Joe comes out of his shell in the presence of dogs—fine, also cats... sometimes.
Lou Cortejos is a medical doctor training in psychiatry. Among other things, she is an advocate of mental health and encourages taking care of pets as part of maintaining well-being. During runs or hikes, she makes it a point to befriend the dogs she meets along the way. She was once asked, "How do you manage having two dogs living with you?" She answered, "We got a third one!" They also have a turtle.
Dogs have always been a constant in Jen's life. Growing up in a household full of furry friends made her realize the positive effects of canine companionship at a young age. Jen regularly exercises to boost her happy hormones and to burn off the occasional bags of chips and chocolate bars. She tries to educate herself on how to take better care of the family pets including Hachi, a stubborn yet sweet shih tzu, who successfully underwent a pyometra surgery.