Technical Advisor, currently working in Philippines
Prior to ThinkWell, Helena worked for an NGO specializing in Bridging Leadership and Health Leadership and Governance for five years. She started in a capacity-building program for Barangay Health Workers, and Midwives and Nurses of the Rural Health Units. Helena leveled-up to handling a cohort of Municipal Mayors (Local Chief Executives) and Municipal Health Officers, coaching them in improving their local health system. When the Health Leadership and Governance Program (HLGP) was co-owned by the Department of Health (DOH), She was assigned to several regions in the country to facilitate and guide the technology transfer to the DOH regional offices and its partner Academic Institution. Helena also handled the capacity-building of the DOH staff in relation to their work in supporting the municipalities and provinces.
With ThinkWell, Helena am assigned to two provinces in the Western Visayas region, as well as the DOH regional office, to help facilitate and provide technical assistance for their Universal Health Care endeavors – applying the strategic purchasing strategy – especially in establishing their special health funds and their health care provider networks.
"We are all connected and operate within living fields of thought and perception. The world is not fixed but is in constant flux; accordingly, the future is not fixed, and so can be shaped." -- Joseph Jaworski