JANET S. JALBUENA
Board Chairperson

Ms. Janet Jalbuena graduated from the University of St. La Salle with a Degree in BS Commerce – Accounting in 1972 and passed the CPA Board in 1972. She worked at the Bank of the Philippine Islands from 1972 until she retired as Manager in 2007.

She became a Foundation Member of NWTF in 1997 and was a Trustee from 1997 to 2005. She was also a Director of Dungganon Bank from 2012 to 2017.

She has been a Trustee of NWTF since 2017 up to the present, and a Board member of Dungganon Bank since 2018 up to the present.

IRMA MADONNA G. ECHAUS, EdD, RGC
Board Vice Chairperson

Dr. Irma Madonna Echaus is a mental health practitioner and academician. She has a Doctorate in Educational Management from the University of St. La Salle, and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counselling from De La Salle University. She was the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of St. La Salle from 2011 to 2014.

She joined NWTF as a Foundation Member in 2017 and became a Trustee in 2019 up to the present.

SUZZETTE D. GASTON
Executive Director/ President

Ms. Suzzette D. Gaston is one of the Founding Members and an incorporator of NWTF. With her degree in Business Administration from the Maryknoll College, she has played a crucial role in the evolution and growth of NWTF as part of management for more than 30 years.

MYRNA L. DESABELLE, PhD, CPA
Trustee/ Corporate Treasurer

Dr. Myrna L. Desabelle is a practicing Certified Public Accountant, and the Managing Partner of Desabelle, Desabelle & Associates, CPAs.. She has a Doctorate in Business Management from the University of Negros Occidental – Recolletos, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. La Salle.

She joined NWTF as a Foundation Member and became a Trustee in 2011 up to the present.

MARIA TERESA L. MONTELIBANO
Trustee

Ms. Maria Teresa L. Montelibano is a Founding member and incorporator of NWTF. Her entrepreneurial background as an independent business owner and work experience in Real Estate management has added value to her contributions in the evolution and growth of NWTF as an organization.

She actively participates in a variety of non-profit organizations that promote social welfare activities.

ATTY. ELMIRA P. MAGLASANG
Trustee

Atty. Elmira P. Maglasang is a retired Provincial Prosecutor. She joined NWTF as a Foundation member and Trustee in 1989 and has actively participated in the evolution of NWTF’s vision and mission whether she is a member of the Board or not.

Her advocacies include the welfare and promotion of orphan girls through the Bacolod Girls’ Home and activities and advocacies of the Rotary Club of Bacolod West.

ANNE MARIE G. JISON, MD
Trustee

Dr. Anne Marie G. Jison is a retired medical doctor. She is a founding member and incorporator of NWTF. As a medical practitioner, she advocated to provide health education and wellness to the NWTF clients, which led to NWTF’s pioneering role in providing medical missions and other health services for all its clients.