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Dr. Maria-Kassandra Coronel, MD, PgCert

Dr. Maria-Kassandra Coronel, MD, PgCert

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Dr. Coronel is a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and currently teaches at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Monica College (Associates of Arts Degree in Economics) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology). She completed her post-graduate education as a Global Clinical Research Scholar at Harvard Medical School with a concentration in Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology. She was featured in SD Voyager's "Hidden Gems" for her work with the Foundation, and has been named as a finalist for San Diego Magazine's Celebrating Women "Nonprofit Visionary Award" in 2021. Additionally, she was named a 2021 Pinays-Rising Scholar-Activist, and a 2022 UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna. She functions as the Coronel-Endaya Foundation's CEO and believes it is in lifting each other by which we all rise.


Mia-Kyla Coronel, BSN, RN, TCRN



Ms. Coronel graduated from UCLA School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing & Cum Laude Honors. She is currently pursuing higher education at San Diego State University to be an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She has been nominated and selected for SD Metro Magazine's 2021 "40 under 40", an award that recognizes San Diego's brightest young leaders, for her work with the Foundation. Along with her sister, Ms. Coronel was also a 2022 UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna, recognized for their commitment to the Filipino community. She functions as the Coronel-Endaya Foundation's Secretary and believes that we should never underestimate the difference one can make in the lives of others.


Marisa Endaya Coronel, BSN, RN, RNFA, CNOR

Founding Mother


Tomas Eleazar Coronel, Engr, LVN

Founding Father


Sisters & Founders


Dr. Maria-Kassandra Endaya Coronel, MD, PgCert & Mia-Kyla Endaya Coronel, BSN, RN, TCRN were instilled by their parents, Tomas Eleazar Coronel, Engr, LVN, Notary Public, and Marisa Endaya Coronel, BSN, RN, RNFA, CNOR, with values of volunteerism and civic engagement and were raised to know the importance of education, gratitude, and giving back to the community. Their family believes that if life happens to bless you with opportunities, you should do your best to use those gifts as well as wisely as you can, and lend a helping hand by paying kindness forward. 

The Coronel Sisters are both proud alumnas of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and are healthcare professionals concurrently pursuing teaching careers in medical and nursing education, respectively.

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Spouses & Parents


Mr. and Mrs. Coronel are the Founders' Parents. They will never fail to acknowledge that they made it to a point in their lives no just because of all their hard work and endless prayer, but also because omeone believed in them and helped them. Kind, passionate, strong-willed, unfailingly generous people, they are the founders' inspiration and twin pillars, without whom they could not stand. Mr. and Mrs. Coronel were both recognized by the City of Murrieta and the City of Temecula, and are both three (3)-time recipients of the United States' President's Volunteer Service Award.


The Founders' Family

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