501c3 Public Foundation
MEET OUR TEAM
Jenneth B. Doria, DNP MS RN
BSN, University of the Philippines; MS Teaching Nursing, University of Utah; DNP, Chatham University with focus on population health. 'Dare to Care' 2019 Awardee, University of Utah Honors for Nursing.' '2019 Outstanding Alumna for Community Service,' University of the Philippine College of Nursing Alumni Association. George and Delores Eccles Fellow. Philanthropy Director, Gamma Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Utah. With 32 years of nursing practice in acute care and behavioral care settings. Founded Manila Development and Manila Basketry. Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce awardee, Heritage Award recipient. A mother of 7 children, humanitarian, educator, & social entrepreneur.
Paul Staples, MS
Vice President, Operations
BS Human Resource Development, BYU-Hawaii. Masters in Real Estate. Real Estate Broker and Investor, Hawaii and Illinois; extensive background in real estate sales, contract negotiations and customer service. Served as Bishop of an LDS BYU-Hawaii Ward, volunteered for over 20 years helping the youth and as an employment specialist helping people find jobs.
Rene G. Doria, MS CFA
Vice President, Technical/Housing Development
BS Math, BYU-Hawaii; MS Statistics, BYU-Provo. Investment Analyst; CFA Charter Holder; taught statistics in higher education for 30 years. Served a full-time LDS mission in the Philippines. Completing his MS Structural Engineering, University of Utah to fulfill his desire in building disaster-resilient social housing in the Philippines.
Treasurer and Director of Livelihood Programs
Attended BYU-Hawaii, provides accounting services for real estate office such as preparing taxes, budgets and handling real estate investments. Volunteered in various capacities to help young women with challenges, as an office manager for an LDS Employment Resource Center, and at Polynesian Cultural Center's Hawaiian Culture to sustain the legacy of Hawaiian quilts & crafts. Volunteers in the reading/speaking English As A Second Language Program in BYU-Hawaii. Her heart has a tender spot for supporting self-reliance programs for families and communities.
Emelinda Espiritu Comer DNP, MS, RN
Director of Philanthropy
BSN, University of Cebu; MSN University of Utah; DNP Chatham University. She currently teaches nursing research and informatics at Capella University in the RN to BSN program.
Her greatest passion is teaching and serving others. Her husband and her have provided financial support to assist Filipino students complete their college education.
She carried out several projects in her Cebu community and outlying areas specially after the typhoon Yolanda, has donated computer lab equipments and other supplies to local schools in Cebu, and spearheaded IHHELPP's first bathroom project in Cebu in 2019. As IHHELPP’s Director of Philanthropy, she oversees gala fundraising events and seeks donors for IHHELPP's various humanitarian and livelihood projects in the Philippines.
TIMELINE OF IHHELPP
-Two pilot projects using structure insulated panels (SIPs) were used to construct 4-cubicle bathroom facilities with hand wash stations in Canmaya Diot High School, Sagbayan and Loon Elementary School, Loon, Bohol
-We are very grateful for the gracious support of Sorenson Legacy Foundation that has generously contributed to promote health and well-being of students in these public schools.
-Extensive bathroom renovation, Jalcis Elementary School, Negros Occidental
-Donated food packages to indigent families, Negros Occidental and Antipolo, Rizal
-Donated personal protective equipments to Fabella Hospital, Metro Manila to shield frontliners from acquiring and transmitting COVID-19
Extensive bathroom renovations, Negros Occidental
-Gregorio Araneta Elementary School
-Lag-Asan Elementary School
IHHELPP Celebrates 4th Gala of Gratitude and Giving
IHHELPP’s restroom project at Inabanga was turned over to the school. The 4 bathroom facilities inn Bohol were made possible through the untiring support and commitment of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to improve the lives of families and communities.
The ceremony was led by IHHELPP Bohol’s Louell Lorzano.
The ceremony was led by IHHELPP Bohol’s Louell Lorzano.
Installing electricity and putting doors for the final touch of the IHHELPP 's restroom projects in Tubigon Bohol.
IHHELPP 's restroom project in Calape, Bohol is almost done!We are excite to see
students and members of the community use the restrooms.
IHHELPP sent a box of encyclopedias and science books to a senior high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class in Cristo Rey High School as part of IHHELPP's Build-a-Library Program.
IHHELPP donated personal hygiene kits and umbrellas to students of Mapangpang Elementary School, Munoz, Nueva Ecija.
Meeting the Microsoft Filipino Employees in Seattle
Washington. We are so thankful for their warm welcome
In 2016, IHHELPP constructed the compressed earth block homes, began the classroom sponsorship program, and held the second annual Gala.
In 2014, IHHELPP donated kits, built disaster proof homes, distributed tarps, and constructed temporary living centers for the poor people of the Philippines.
In November of 2013, the Philippines was left victim to super typhoon Yolanda, a category five typhoon with a windspeed of over 200 mph. This disaster left many people homeless and in need of food and shelter. As Filipinos and those who love the Filipino people, we urge you to HELP by donating to IHHELPP.
In 2015, IHHELPP acquired compressed earth blocking machines for constructing affordable homes. We then held the first annual Gala to show appreciation to our sponsors.
Shortly after Typhoon Yolanda, we officially established ourselves as a 5013c tax deductible organization in response to the devastation present in the Philippines.