Our People

ImagineLaw’s strength lies in the specialized knowledge and legal expertise of its officers and core staff.

Sophia San Luis, ImagineLaw’s Executive Director, was a legal consultant of the Senate of the Philippines between 2013-2015. Sophia is currently the project manager of ImagineLaw’s road safety project under the Global Road Safety Partnership - Road Safety Grants Programme and Data for Health project under Vital Strategies and Bloomberg Philantrophies. Sophia also served as a legislative consultant for Vice Mayor Josefina G. Belmonte, where she helped in developing Quezon City's landmark legislation on socialized housing and responsible gambling. She is also currently working with the Quezon City Government in developing a comprehensive STI, HIV, and AIDS ordinance to meet the City's Zero at 2030 target.

Evita Ricafort, ImagineLaw’s Policy Adviser, has been engaged in public interest law since 2010, specializing in public health policy development and implementation, with a focus on law and non-communicable disease. Evita also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Asia of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer. She has served as a legal consultant of the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office on various policy areas, as well as the Philippines’ Department of Health and Civil Service Commission on key tobacco control measures. Evita is also a Fellow of the World Health Organization Bloomberg Initiative on Global Road Safety – Legal Development Program, and provided critical technical support to the government for recent legislation and regulations for child safety in passenger vehicles.

Amy Martinez, ImagineLaw's Managing Director has served as a legal consultant on tobacco control policy enforcement, litigation to support public health policy,  as well as legislation on tobacco tax and health promotion.

Mary Grace Anne Rosales, ImagineLaw’s Project Manager, served as the policy associate for ImagineLaw’s Data for Health project in 2017 and road safety project from 2017 to 2019. Ma-Anne also provided technical support for the development of road safety legislation on child safety in passenger vehicles and regulations for the speed limiter law. Ma-Anne currently manages ImagineLaw’s Healthy Diet project on trans fat elimination, with the support of Global Health Advocacy Incubator, and will lead ImagineLaw’s project on healthy food procurement policy in Quezon City under the Resolve To Save Lives Initiative.

Core Staff

Carlo Gino Africa, ImagineLaw's Policy Associate, is an election advocate who has served as the Head of the National Secretariat in the 2016 elections and as a team leader and policy consultant in various electoral policy advocacy projects for the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). In 2018, he co-founded Hirayang Kabataan, an NGO dedicated to the training of youth leaders including the nationwide training of Sagguinang Kabataan officials through its Sangguniang Kabataan Academy Initiative (SKAI) project. He joined ImagineLaw in 2019 for its road safety project under the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund Project and the Global Road Safety Partnership.

Rochel Bartolay, ImagineLaw’s Communications Officer for the road safety project, has worked in the development sector since 2012, serving as writer for the export promotion arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and as capacity building assistant for a university-based non-profit organization. As Communications Officer, Roch is in charge of preparing traditional and social media contents for ImagineLaw's road safety activities. 

May Abigael Basinal, is ImagineLaw’s Project Coordinator and also serves as Administrative Officer for all the projects. Abby was in the development sector since 2011 and has almost nine years of experience in administrative and finance. She has also been involved in project implementation and supports national government and development partners in terms of administrative management.

Jeline Marie Corpuz, ImagineLaw’s Nutrition Consultant for the healthy public food procurement project, provides technical support in the area of nutrition and dietetics for the development, implementation, and evaluation of healthy public food procurement policy for local government units. Prior to joining ImagineLaw, Jeline has worked in the development sector since 2011 including the National Nutrition Council - Department of Health where she worked on monitoring and evaluation, nutrition program management, nutrition assessment, capacity building, and research.

Jeunesse Dagdag is ImagineLaw's Policy Associate for the healthy diet project on trans fat elimination and for the medicolegal death investigation project. She was an advocacy officer of the alternative law groups - environmental defense program (EnDefense), pushing for environmental legislation in the field of mining, forest management, and indigenous community conservation. 

Roy Devesa, ImagineLaw’s Policy Associate for the healthy public food procurement project, provides legal and technical analysis and support for the development of healthy food procurement policies in the public sector. Before joining ImagineLaw, he has served as a legislative staff officer in the House of Representatives since 2016, and has done research on child welfare, labor, security, and taxation.

Beverly Lumbera, ImagineLaw’s Policy Associate for the road safety project, provides technical support for the development and implementation of policies on child safety in motor vehicles. Prior to joining ImagineLaw, she served as research assistant to a variety of institutions including the University of the Philippines, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, and the Asian Development Bank. She has worked in the development sector since 2009, and has research experience in economics, urban planning, law, and governance. 

Daphne Marcelo is ImagineLaw's Policy Associate for the road safety under the Global Road Safety Partnership Road Safety Grants Programme, and the medicolegal death investigation project in partnership with the Department of Health and the Department of Science and Technology. She provided technical and legal support to the government for regulations for child safety in motor vehicles, particularly focusing on child restraint systems.