ABOUT US

Who we are

The Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) is a non-profit organization registered with the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is also accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and the Department of Social Welfare Department (DSWD).

NCFPI has truly been inspired by the ideals and advocacy of the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation (www.nncf.org &www.lovemakeswhole.org) established in Taiwan and in the United States of America by Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff. NCFPI has been providing subsidies for the treatment and hospitalization of craniofacial, cleft lip or/and cleft palate patients since 2006.


What we do

  • Pediatric Consultation

 

  • Pre-operative NAM

 

  • Speech Therapy

 

  • Surgery

 

  • Pediatric and General Dentistry

 

  • Orthodontic Treatment

 

  • Psychosocial Services

 

  • Other Services


Vision

NCFPI will be the byword and benchmark for excellent and compassionate comprehensive cleft and craniofacial care in the Philippines.

Mission

NCFPI sustains its craniofacial centers by providing excellent training and resources needed for the delivery of world-class comprehensive care for patients especially for indigents

Core Values

  • COMPASSION – willingness in providing holistic care to cleft and craniofacial patients and advocating for their social acceptance and integration.
  • COMMITMENT – working with passion and dedication to help restore the smiles of patients.
  • TEAMWORK AND CAMARADERIE – supporting and valuing co-volunteers and colleagues thus promoting a positive environment.
  • COMPETENCE AND EXCELLENCE – striving to be the best by providing professional treatment that meet international standards and continuing to gain new knowledge on cleft and craniofacial care
  • FAMILY-ORIENTED – involving the family in providing the needed support system for the patients especially in its treatment process
  • SERVICE – putting the needs of the patients at the heart of everything we do
  • STEWARDSHIP – utilizing resources efficiently to serve more patients better.
  • INTEGRITY – upholding the highest ethical standards; promoting trust and respect with donors and partners


Dr. Sam Noordhoff

Dr. Samuel M. Noordhoff, a renowned American missionary doctor and surgeon, founded the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation (NCF) in Taiwan in 1989 as a non-profit organization to help cleft patients who could not afford complete and best treatment. Beginning in 1999, the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation began expanding its operations from Taiwan to the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Teams of dedicated professionals in these developing countries were trained and became the seed doctors of the NCF-inspired organizations in their respective countries. NCF continues to expand their reach to ensure the best possible care for each child in Asia and beyond.

NCF has a staff dedicated to the care of the children with clefts and craniofacial problems. NCF has established programs to monitor each patient from childhood through his adulthood. It helps the cleft beneficiaries obtain surgery and continuing medical care, speech therapy, psychiatric help and family support.


Board of Trustees

President – Bernard U. Tansipek, M.D., FPAPRAS, FPCS

  • Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon, Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeon. Consultant
    1. St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City
    2. Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center (Our Lady of Peace Hospital)
    3. Manila Doctors’ Hospital
    4. Philippine General Hospital
    5. Cardinal Santos Memorial Medical Center

Secretary – Perfecto Paolo Sison III

  • Speech Pathologist – Help Therapy Center
  • Clinical Supervisor – University of Santo Tomas
  • Former President – Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists.

Treasurer – Maria Xenia Velmonte, D.M.D.

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    1. Makati Medical Center
    2. Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    3. Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center in Our Lady of Peace Hospital
  • Fellow – International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Trustee – Mercedes Glendora H. de Villa, D.M.D.

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    1. Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    2. Our Lady of Peace Hospital
  • Member – Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Visiting Consultant – The Medical City
  • Fellow – International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Trustee – Maria Janet Pandan, D.M.D.

  • Orthodontist
    1. Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    2. St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City
    3. Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center
    4. The Smile Train Craniofacial Center
  • Fellow – Association of Philippine Orthodontists
  • Diplomate – Philippine Board of Orthodontics


Medical Advisers

  • ? M. Samuel Noordhoff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Founder – Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundations (Taiwan & U.S.), Board Member – World Craniofacial Foundation (USA)Medical Advisory Board Member – The Smile Train
  • Kenneth Salyer, M.D. F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.
    Chairman – World Craniofacial FoundationFounding Chairman & Director – International Cleft and Craniofacial Treatment Center in Medical City Dallas Hospital
  • Yu-Ray Chen, M.D.
    Chairman – Chang Gung Memorial Hospital’s Craniofacial CenterPresident – NCF TaiwanPresident – International Society of Craniofacial SurgerySecretary/Treasurer – Asia Pacific Craniofacial. Association
  • Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, M.D.
    Director – Division of Craniofacial Surgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Linkou Medical Center in TaiwanPresident – Taiwan Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.
  • Lun-Jou Lo, M.D.
    Professor – Chang Gung Memorial HospitalChairman – Chang Gung Children Hospital’s Plastic SurgeryMember – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Association, Society of Burn R.O.C., American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.
  • Eric Jen-Wen Liou, D.M.D.
    Director – Department of Craniofacial Dentistry and Orthodontics in Chang Gung Memorial HospitalMember – Taiwan Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Cleft Lip and Palate and Carniofacial Anomalies, World Federal Association of Orthodontists.
  • Daniel Chiung-Shing Hwang, D.D.S., D. Ortho., Ph. D.
    Department of Craniofacial Dentistry and Orthodontics in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.


Founding Partners

  • Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. (nncf.org)
  • Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. (lovemakeswhole.org)


Key Benefactors

  • The Smile Train in New York U.S.A.
  • Help! Wir helfen! e.V.
  • CS Foundation
  • International Bazaar Foundation, Inc.


Volunteer Professionals

  • Dr. Cecile T. Cabrera. – Orthodontist, Faculty Member at the University of the Philippines; Member of the Association of Philippine Orthodontists
  • Benjamir M. Cabrera, M.D. – Pediatrician at the Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center; Diplomate at the Philippine Pediatric Society; Member of the Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Inc. (PAPA); Consultant at MedOptions Multispecialty Clinic, Medspecs Multispecialty Clinic, Perpetual Help of Rizal Medical Center Las Piñas, Callejo General Hospital, and Alabang Medical Clinic Systems
  • Crysoine R. Marquez, D.M.D. – Orthodontist, Active Member of the Association of Philippine Orthodontists; Member of the Philippine Dental Association
  • Dr. Ferri David-Paloyo, FPAPRAS, FPCS – Consultant at the Philippine General Hospital – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Manila Doctors’ Hospital, Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center in Our Lady of Peace Hospital.
  • Dr. Jesus A. Lizardo, FPAPRAS, FPCS – Consultant at the Philippine General Hospital – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City (Visiting Consultant), Providence Hospital, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon at The Health Cube.
  • Our Lady of Peace Hospital – Anesthesiology Department
  • Rachel Ann P. Santos, D.M.D. – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry
  • Gay A. Raralio, D.M.D. – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry for Adults, Children & Special Cases
  • Aileen Rosel T. Santos, D.M.D. – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry
  • Catherine C. Ong, D.M.D. – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry (Endodontist)
  • Angeline Grace A. Lumawag, D.M.D. – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry
  • Mariel V.Sunit, D.M.D. – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry
  • Kristine Marie S. Rioflorido, DMD – Comprehensive Practice of Dentistry


Professional Partners

  • Association of Philippine Orthodontists
  • Speech & Language Pathology Department (College of Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Santo Tomas)
  • Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical and Craniofacial Unit (Philippine General Hospital)


Main Collaborators

  • Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc.
  • CS Foundation, Inc.
  • Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Missions, Inc.
  • Logic Replacement, Inc.
  • Rotary Club of Parañaque-Medical Action Group
  • Philippine Airlines Foundation
  • St. Joseph Transient Home
  • Child Haus Manila
  • Asilo de San Vicente de Paul, Inc.


NCFPI Employees

Executive Director: Vanessa P. Enriquez

Registered Social Worker: Gina A. Sevilla

Patient Care Staff: Rojan J. Pajarin

Dental Assistant: Cristine J. Jalimao

Admin Assistant: Gina D. Sonza