About Health Carousel Philippines

Helping Filipino Healthcare Professionals Fulfill Their American Dream

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Health Carousel, Philippines is a POEA licensed recruitment agency that provides service exclusively for PassportUSA, a division of Health Carousel, U.S.

We recruit nurses, medical technologists, and therapists (physical, occupational, and speech) for opportunities in the USA.

Our Mission

To provide Filipino healthcare professionals with gainful U.S. employment and world-class training.

Our Vision

To raise the standards of recruitment practices in the Philippines, and be an agent of change through responsible and ethical recruitment.

Our Core Values

Our commitment to these core values has helped us earn our reputation as a quality organization within the communities we serve, and we understand that we must work diligently each day to maintain that high standard.


Achieve More Together


Do the Right Thing


Raise the Bar


Go the Extra Mile

Meet the Health Carousel Philippines Leaders

Connie dela Cruz


Connie is the President and Co-Founder of Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. (HCPI).  While Connie’s effort is focused on the growth of the Company, the significant part of her leadership is promotion of ethical recruitment practices and core values.  It is part of her advocacy that is to improve the public perception about recruitment agencies in the Philippines.  Her goal is to make the HCPI be the largest and most trusted recruitment agency in the Philippines for healthcare professionals bound to U.S. through good governance and sustainable recruitment programs.

Connie has almost 20 years of experience in running a recruitment business. Over the years, she has been exposed to project development and management, marketing, networking and U.S. immigration.   Prior to joining Health Carousel, she worked as a Project Development Officer at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for Information Technology Education, Graduate Education and Distance Education.

She earned units in Master of Arts in Economics from Ateneo De Manila University and bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colegio De San Juan De Letran.

Connie is currently a Board Member of the Philippines Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI), the biggest and most respected association of recruitment agencies.

Connie spent her free time travelling locally and internationally. She loves experiencing the culture and festivals of different countries.  She also enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with her family, and with Rav and Cooper, her dogs.

Nyra Colinares, RN


Nyra is the Vice President and Co-founder of  Health Carousel Philippines, Inc.  She  has  years of experience in Healthcare and Curriculum/Project Development for Health Profession  from her previous work in Department of Health (DOH) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

She is with Health Carousel  Philippines for 18 years now, helping the company grow and realize  its vision. In the early days, she actively played a role in  Processing Candidates, Marketing and Recruitment.

She  earned Bachelor of Science in Biology and Nursing from University of the Philippines (Cebu) and Dela Salle Health Science Institute respectively. She took up Masters in Nursing (completed academic requirements) in Emilio Aguinaldo College.

She enjoys meeting old friends and travelling to places where people speaks other than English/Tagalog.

Marwin Dennis Galvez, CLSSGB


Marwin has over 12 years of work experience in the field of Quality Assurance, working for both BPO & Shared Services environment and supported different lines of businesses which includes Logistics, IT–Telecoms, and the Insurance industry.

He has a proven track record on the different domain and activities of Quality Assurance such as developing client relationships by enhancing overall customer experience, process effectiveness, and improving SLA compliance thru transactional audit and analysis. Before joining Health Carousel Philippines, Inc., he worked as an Assistant Manager for Quality in a BPO company. He took up Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science at Adamson University. He is also a dual-Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


Valerie Santos


Valerie has been #ChangingLives and helping healthcare professionals achieve their American Dream for almost 15 years now. Val started her career with Health Carousel Philippines as Front Desk Associate and has been promoted and handled different positions in General Operations, IELTS Facilitator, Processing, and Deployment. She is grateful to be with Health Carousel and have the opportunity where she can help healthcare professionals fulfill their dream of providing a better future for themselves and their families.

Val enjoys traveling, eating out, and spending time with family and friends.


Marivic Doctor


Vicky is a Marketing and Recruitment Manager who helps in the promotion and brand positioning while ensuring a high standard of ethical recruitment practices.

Before starting a career in the recruitment industry, Vicky spent more than 20 years as a Restaurant Manager for various companies in the Philippines and Singapore. After a successful career as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), Vicky now helps healthcare professionals achieve their American dream.

Vicky enjoys watching comedy films, cooking shows and found a new hobby in urban gardening.

Marianne Grace Nagera, RN, CLSSYB


Marianne is a Registered Nurse who has been helping healthcare professionals achieve their dream for almost nine years now. She earned her Nursing degree from the University of Santo Tomas and practiced as a School Nurse in a culinary and business school.

Before joining Health Carousel Philippines (HCPI), she has also helped Nursing graduates and Nurses prepare for NLE and NCLEX as a Review Coordinator. Her journey in the recruitment industry started with HCPI. She worked as an NPTE-Coordinator, guiding Physical Therapists to prepare and pass their US licensure exam. Over the years, she has been actively involved and learned the various processes of Health Carousel in ensuring that Health Carousel’s healthcare professionals meet US application requirements.

She likes spending time with family and friends. She also spends her alone time reading books, listening to podcasts, or watching reality TV shows.

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