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Contact Numbers

+63 45 981 5564
+63 999 713 8844

Email Address

appointment@argaocenter.com

Our Leadership

Argao Psych was founded by mental health professionals and advocates who are dedicated and passionate in providing every Filipino the mental health care they deserve.

Our Leadership

Renz Christian Argao, PhD, RPsy, RPm, DAAETS

President & CEO

Dr. Renz Argao is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Argao Health Inc. He is a Registered Psychologist and Psychometrician, and an internationally certified expert in psychotrauma. He is one of the handful of Filipinos who hold the status of Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He is also currently a Member of the World Health Organization Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Epidemic Potential.

His work as clinical psychologist includes over a decade of experience in clinic administration, case management, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and mental health and psychosocial support services. He has also led and managed a portfolio of projects and programs on psychosocial rehabilitation of communities affected by the armed conflicts in the Central Mindanao region and communities affected by typhoons and natural disasters. His project portfolio also includes capacity-building programs and psychosocial support services for community volunteers, youth, military, local government units, civil society, and religious leaders. He has worked with various companies, schools, and institutions in the delivery of psychological services to employees and students, development of mental health policies in the workplace, and conduct of mental health programs for various organizations. Dr. Argao has also published journal articles on student mental health.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Renz is a peace activist and is engaged in faith-based diplomacy and development work through Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition, where he also serves as a Member of the World Council of Religious Leaders and of the International Executive Committee. During the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Lindau, Germany in 2019, he was elected Coordinator (Chair) of the International Youth Committee and the Global Interfaith Youth Network. He has organized multi-faith actions on youth empowerment, environmental protection, humanitarian response, and diversity and inclusivity. Dr. Renz served as keynote speaker, resource speaker, and/or panelist in high level meetings and international conferences in various parts of the world such as Osaka, Tokyo, New York, Krakow, Lindau, Brussels, Yangon, Jakarta, and Phnom Penh. He has also convened interfaith youth peace conferences in the national and international level. He was also a resource speaker on various fora organized by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Political Forum, Adyan Foundation, KAICIID, Religions for Peace, and other international and local organizations. In recognition of his work, the University of Santo Tomas conferred him the Quezon Leadership Award in 2020 for his singular ability to lead projects and programs.

Dr. Renz is instrumental in strengthening the interfaith youth networks in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific Region through his capacities as the former Youth Coordinator of Religions for Peace Philippines and Co-Moderator of the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN). He is currently the Deputy Secretary General of Religions for Peace Philippines and Moderator (President) of APIYN. He also serves in the Executive Committee of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace.

 

Dr. Renz also worked in the academe, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, where he also served as former Graduate School Community Development Coordinator, Supervising Psychologist of the UST Psychotrauma Clinic, and Consultant for Gender and Development Inclusivity Matters in Higher Education of the Office for Student Affairs. Dr. Renz is also a faculty member at the University of the Assumption and has taught at Far Eastern University, San Beda University, Angeles University Foundation, and has served as Psychology Department Chair of the College of the Holy Spirit Manila. He has conducted hundreds of seminars, workshops, and training on mental health, psychosocial support, traumatic stress, and clinical psychology.

 

Dr. Renz is the Co-founder and Partner for Learning and Development of SmarterOne Philippines, an on-line continuing professional development start-up. He is a National Adviser of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition and is one of the hosts of WalwalSesh: The Podcast.

 

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy major in Clinical Psychology degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Santo Tomas, where he also finished his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree, magna cum laude. In 2022, he was named The Outstanding Alumni of Angeles University Foundation, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree.

Ar. Michael Gan, MSEnt, uap

Vice President for Administration & Finance, & CFO

Architect Michael Gan is a licensed Architect and the current Chief Strategist and Vice President for Admin and Finance of Argao Health Inc. An entrepreneur since he was in college, he is currently the Managing Architect of G.U.T. Architects and Builders, the Founder of SmarterOne Philippines Company, and he has engaged in various businesses. He holds a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship degree from De La Salle University Manila and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Renz Einan Mangaran, RPm

Corporate Secretary
Manager, Psychological Assessment Department

Renz Einan Mangaran, RPm is the Head Psychometrician of Argao Psych. A licensed psychometrician and he is also the Manager of the Psychological Assessment Department of Argao Health Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing the various psychological testing and assessment services of the Company. He leads the team of Argao Psych’s psychometricians in the conduct of assessment for clinical, industrial, educational, and legal purposes. Apart from his experience in the clinical setting, Renz also worked as a Behavioral Therapist with TeamWorks ABA Therapy Inc.

Renz is currently completing his Master of Arts major in Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, Manila. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, cum laude, from the Bulacan State University.

Renz’s passion and talent in music has resulted to the release of several songs that he has written and performed with his band, Horns and Tales.

Marc Angelo Ronquillo, MA(cand), RPm

Manager, Psychosocial Services Department

Marc Angelo Ronquillo is a registered psychometrician who is currently a Senior Mental Health Clinician at Argao Psych. He is the Manager for the Psychosocial Services Department of Argao Health Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing the various clinical, psychosocial, and counseling services of the Company. Besides his clinical practice, Marc’s experience in the mental health field includes his work as a Behavioral Specialist for shaping Milestones and Learning Center and as a Human Resource Generalist for Laborem Inc.

Marc completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at the University of Santo Tomas, where he is currently a candidate for the Master of Arts major in Clinical Psychology degree. The focus of his research is on developing a personality-based typology of Filipino drug users, with the aim of providing a baseline for a personality-based intervention program.

Marc spearheaded the "Inspiring Community Acts of Respect and Empathy: Pay it forward” project which raised funds that can help provide psychotherapy and mental health consultation services for individuals in-need. He has also engaged in volunteer work for the Thomasian mental Health Responders, a project that provided free psychosocial support services to frontliners during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He is a member of various professional organizations such as the Psychological Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Mental Health Association. He is also a member of the Youth Committee of Religions for Peace Philippines.

Mara Carmina Tamayo, RPm

Managing Director, Argao Behavioral Health

Mara Carmina Tamayo is the Managing Director of Argao Behavioral Health. She is a Registered Psychometrician who has experience in the clinical setting and in working with children with exceptional needs. She is also currently a mental health clinician at Argao Psych and a former Creative Director at SmarterOne Philippines.

She is currently completing her Master in Counseling Psychology degree at the Ateneo de Manila University, and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Santo Tomas.