CARA would not exist without our members. We are a small hard working team with a common goal – to speak for those who don’t have a voice.
Nancy H. Cu Unjieng – President
Nancy dedicates her life to animal welfare. She will fight for every single animal who crosses her path, and has achieved the impossible in many instances. If animals could speak, they would be cheering for Nancy.
Tanya Guerrero – Adoptions, Rescues and Social Media
Tanya is an author by profession. She’s in charge of adoption inquiries, rescues and CARA’s social media.
Vera Lim – Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR)
Vera is a cat lover at heart and she liaises with different communities and European NGOs for TNR and funding. TNR is the humane and effective method of controlling community cat populations.
Malin Oskarsson – Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and Funding
Malin helps with CARA’s TNR program and funding.
Keith Salas – Laguna Pit Bull (LPB) Project
Keith has been volunteering since 2013. She adopted Mama, a rescued pit bull, from CARA, in 2014. She is now working full time with the LPBs, guiding their interactions with volunteers and guests, making sure the pit bulls are socialized, and preparing them for adoption to loving homes.
Gail Villanueva – Website Development and Maintenance
Gail is a loving mom to cats, dogs and ducks. She and husband Marc developed and now maintain the CARA and Laguna Pit Bull websites.
Michelle Baena CiriaCruz – Blog Community
Michelle is a bookworm as well as an animal lover. She founded and serves as chief editor to the CARA Blog Community to help spread awareness on responsible pet ownership and help strengthen the group’s online presence.
Ria Ilano – Education
Ria is a vegan and makes sure to spay and neuter the cats she rescues. As the head of the education committee she is often invited to school forums and events to speak about animal welfare issues.
Eric Suguitan, CARA speaker
Eric is an educator and is a prominent voice in many animal welfare organizations. Like Ria, he is often called to speak in events where CARA is invited to participate. He is often assisted by the Ambassadogs: Kimchi, Ginger, and T-Bone.
Thea Maceda-Suguitan – Events
Thea works in the hotel and restaurant industry. She is the contact person for event organizers and corporations that wish to invite CARA to their events or make CARA a beneficiary.
The Ambassadogs: Ginger, T-Bone, and Kimchi
Ginger is big sister. She guides rescued dogs T-Bone and Kimchi at events, often accompanying dad and mom, Eric and Thea Suguitan.
Terrence Joice Lagrama – CARA Admin
Terrence is CARA’s Admin Officer. She handles volunteers, communicates with CARA’s key people and assists in events and activities, making sure everything runs smoothly.