Meet Your Instructors
Welcome to StratumBaby! This is the course site for the other half of Stratum Health Partners , where we educate and empower mothers through curated learning topics that we believe will help parents in their parenting journey. The courses we offer were built and created by Stratum Specialists, who are also practicing their craft in their own fields. You will be meeting them in our Live Sessions once you sign-up for a course!
Dr. Faith Alcazaren obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. A Thomasian physician at heart, she completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and trained in Pediatrics at the Univeristy of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. A diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society, she has since been in practice for 8 years, seeing sick and well child patients. She is a firm Unang Yakap and breastfeeding advocate and utilizes evidence-based medicine in her practice. She has been a resource specialist for several @smartparenting articles and has been tapped as resource speaker for various fora for moms and children.
With Stratum Health Partners, since 2019, she has been giving the Newborn Essentials Course for expectant and first time parents along with field experts, Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas and Ms. Ria Campos-Lopez.
Her greatest passion project, beyond helping young parents navigate their family life, is her very own family. Despite all her roles, she still is, first and foremost, a loving wife to a neurosurgeon, and a mother of two kids, 8 and 4 yrs of age.
Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas is one of our Stratum Child Health Specialists. She is a Pediatrician and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant trained at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for Lactation Training. Currently the Chair of the Breastfeeding Committee of the Philippine Pediatric Society, she is busy organizing breastfeeding programs, providing lactation consultancy and treating sick and well kids at her main clinic, the Parkview Children's Clinic in Makati. A top caliber Thomasian physician, she obtained her medical degree from the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and her residency training at The Medical City. Her passion for holistic care was rooted from her own experiences with her children, which led her to incorporate her Functional Medicine training in her own family's lifestyle and medical practice.
Maria Campos Lopez is a Certified Sleep and Behavior Coach, Owner. She is also the founder of Himbing Child Sleep and Behavior Solutions (@himbing.ph).
Ria is a mom of 2, an educator and a lawyer. With her first son, she learned that sleep did not come naturally to all babies, and that she had to learn all about sleep- as her son needed to learn to fall to sleep independently and through the night. She realized that sleep is such an important part of our lives and there was a lack of education here in the Philippines. As sleep fell into place, she noticed she had a full blown toddler and knew that she also needed tools to learn how to turn the terrible twos to the terrific toddler years. She then also learned about RIE which is a respectful parenting philosophy and also got her certification to be a positive parenting coach.
Ria is an advocate of safe sleep and healthy sleep habits. Sleep training is a scary term and no family should have to do that but by allowing their child to learn and setting up the appropriate environment, sleep will come. There is no perfect parent but Ria does want to be a better parent, which means really being a better version of herself to be a role model to her two boys- taking small steps everyday to practice being a consistent and respectful mom.
Ria has helped over a hundred families through private consults and has given many talks for schools and major events for mom communities like MommyMundo. She has written articles for blogs and magazines and has appeared on TV and the radio.
Family Sleep Institute- Child Sleep Consultant, 2018
The Early Years- Child Behavior Consultant, 2019.
RIE Worldwide Foundations Course, Manila, 2019.
De La Salle University BA in Psychology and BS in Legal Management, 2005
Ateneo School of Law, Juris Doctor. 2009
Currently enrolled in Assumption College for Masters in Psychology.
Active member of the Youth of San Antonio- since 1998
Luke 18 Adult leader, the parish-based group that works with high school students.
She was also a teacher in the Continuing Catholic Development program which is catechism for school age kids.