About Us

The Philippine Leprosy Mission, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit church-related agency dedicated to the welfare of persons with leprosy and persons affected by leprosy. We look forward to a leprosy-free Philippines for the glory of God.


To demonstrate the love of God by finding, treating, and rehabilitating persons with leprosy


Transformed , empowered, and caring individuals and communities working together for God’s glory towards a nation where the worst aspects of leprosy are eliminated such as stigma, disability, and poverty

Board of Trustees

Belen L. Dofitas, MD FPDS

Dra. Belen is the President of the Board of Trustees.She is a member of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) and a researcher.She is a faculty member of the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila and is a consultant of the Section of Dermatology, Philippine General Hospital and the Department of Dermatology, St. Luke Medical Center – Quezon City.

Joselito M. Guevarra

Pastor Joey is the Vice-President and current Treasurer of the organization. He ministers to the members of the UP-PGH Hansen’s club. He is also the Head Pastor of Kainos Christian Ministries.

Ma. Eloisa F. Diaz

Ma’am Elsie is the Corporate Secretary of PLM. She is a businesswoman and an organic farm owner. She and her late husband Ralph worked for the United Nations for more than 20 years.

Jenette B. Callada

Jen is the Asst. Corporate Secretary of the organization. A Certified Public Accountant, she was once the Finance Officer of PLM before joining the WHO and Tearfund Phils.

Atty Jose D. Flores, Jr., Legal Counsel

Atty. Flores is the legal counsel of PLM. Aside from lawyering, Atty. Flores is a service musician.

Metodio A. Palaypay, Md

An environmetalist, he pionered the Zero Waste and Environmental Sanitation program of the Philippines.He was the Chief of the Infirmary in University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Edna Julia V. Cunanan, RSW, MSSW

Presently, a part time Professor at the Social work Department of the Asian social Institute. She is a member of the Ethics Review Board of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. She was also the Chief Medical Social Work in PGH.

Joel S.P. Ybamit

Joel is a Marine Engineer Officer and Coast Guard auxiliary Officer.He is a car enthusiast and helps raise funds for PLM through car shows.He is a Past President of East Avenue Medical Center Hansen’s Club.

PLM Staff

Joy S. Pontenila, RSW

Joy is the PLM Program Director. She is a Social Worker by profession. She has been engaged in development work since the 1990s and has been actively involved in church ministries.

Raquel V. Reyes

Raquel performs a wide variety of tasks in the organization and assists the Program Director in day to day activities. As a Resource Development Coordinator, she assists the Board of Trustees and the Program Director in fund raising, publicity and promotions activities.