” My greatest satisfaction comes from having a positive impact on people’s lives and seeing their health and confidence grow”. Having changed professional paths after an early career in advertising, Marissa has worked in a variety of fields. Nonetheless, for the last six years, she has been occupied with less urban, but equally inspiring and satisfying activities: doing marketing and consulting within the medical industry, and as a community liaison for a home health agency. In 2010, Marissa joined and teamed up with Dr. Michael Fanous on a medical mission in the Philippines. As the Administrator for Doctors International, Inc., she oversees operations and works out logistical issues that may arise. While Marissa continues medical marketing and consulting work for home healthcare providers, she finds that coordinating medical missions and traveling to under served communities gives her a deep realization and appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for people with inadequate or have a lack of access to quality healthcare.

– Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines
– Emergency Management Victor Valley College Victorville, California