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GRIELY PERSIA, MSN,CMSRN

President Elect

  • Currently assumes the position of Assistant Patient Care Manager at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC).

  • She had been an advance Clinical Nurse from 2003-2018 at JHBMC.

  • Former PNAMC Secretary (2016-2018) and Assistant Secretary (2018-2020).

  • Speaker in nursing and other health care system conferences such as the Philippine Nurses Association Maryland Chapter General Assembly 5/18/18; The American Heart Association Conference at San Antonio, Texas 6/11/19; The Premiere Conference in Nashville Tennessee 6/19/18; University of Northern Philippines, Balikturo 2/6/20.

  • Received the following awards: Bronze Award from Armstrong Institute; Star Honoree, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Rosenwald Star Innovator Award. JHU, School of Nursing.

  • Actively participates in social as well as fundraising activities of PNAMC. In 2019, she initiated and led a fundraising campaign to provide school supplies to school children in two far flung areas in Ilocos Sur.

  • She said that she is committed to create and support a positive, inspiring, and productive environment within and outside of the organization.

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ERNA GONZALES MSN, BSN, CNEcl, PCCN, CMSRN

Secretary

  • Patient Care Coordinator/ Nursing Supervisor for 16 years

  • Lead Coordinator of the JHBMC Diversity Fair for 2 years

  • CUSP Champion- Nursing Staffing Office

  • Armstrong Institute Scholar- Project Bed Assignment Reduction

  • Lead Coordinator "PPE for Nurses," a community Outreach

  • Participant: Healthy Nurse Initiative; The Taal Victim Fund Drive; PNAMC Education & other PNAMC related events

  • She expressed that with her 20 years of professional experience, her background in community health and clinical teaching, her background as a PNA Iloilo Chapter, Board of Director and her authentic commitment to support the Filipino nurse, makes her a great candidate for this position.

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LEDHEA OMBAO, BSN, RN

Assistant Secretary

  • Clinical Nurse at University of Maryland Midtown Campus

  • PNAMC Secretary 2018-2020

  • Participated in the PNAA Eastern Regional Conference held in Baltimore in 2017

  • Active participant in PNAMC related projects such as continuing education, social events, fund raising activities and others

  •  Obtained her BSN degree from Cebu Doctors College

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JOAN LUGTI, BSN, MAN,Ed.D

Treasurer

  • Clinical Nurse II at University of Maryland Midtown Campus

  • PNAMC member since 2015. Participated in the 2017 PNAA Eastern Regional conference

  • PNAMC treasurer 2018-2020

  • Represented PNAMC in various Health Fairs in DC & MD

  • Active participant in PNAMC’s projects and activities

  • A Graduate of Santa Rita College of Nursing 1991; Olivarez College 2001 for her MAN and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila 2014 for her Ed.D

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ANN ROSELLE AQUINO, BSN, RN

Assistant Treasurer

  • Service Line Coordinator for General Surgery MIS, Bariatrics & Surgical Oncology

  • OR Nurse since 2005

  • PNAMC member since 2005

  • Participates in PNAMC activities such as the New York bus trip fund raising activity and also the PNAMC Christmas Party.

  • She recognizes the important role that the PNAMC does to the Filipino- American nurses and expressed her willingness to support the organization.

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MERCY BOWERMAN, CNOR

Candidate for Board Member

  • Recently retired as an OR Nurse from Mercy Medical Hospital.

  • Received several clinical recognition/awards for leadership and charge nurse role

  • Two time winner of the AORN excellence in Poster Award

  • Co-author AORN Journal Article on Surgical Smoke

  • PNAMC member since 2012. Active participant in various PNAMC activities and social events.

  • Positions held in PNAMC: Assistant secretary 2014-2016; Secretary 2016-2018; Board Member 2018-2020

  • She expressed her commitment in supporting and advocating for Fil-Am Nurses in Maryland and the United States and the fulfilment of the PNAMC goals and mission.

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LOVE EUGENIO, CNOR

Candidate for Board Member

  • Senior Clinical Nurse I, General OR UMMC, Midtown and Downtown and at Northwest Hospital

  • A graduate of Saint Paul College of Manila and an RN at Makati Medical Center for 26 years

  • Magnet Champion in the OR and hospital wide

  • Brain child of the series, “Magnet Champion Workshop” at UMMC System

  • Active member of PNAMC & PNAA for 16 years and a former PNA, Philippines member

  • Served on various positions on the PNAMC Executive Board such as Committee Chair, Assistant Secretary, Board Member, President-Elect and the 6th PNAMC President

  • Active participant in PNAMC activities such as continuing education, health fairs, fund raising and others.

  • Represented PNAMC in various Fil-Am organizations, religious and social Groups.

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JOSEFINA JARINA, BSN, CEN

Candidate for Board Member

  • taff Nurse at Franklin Square Hospital

  • PNAMC Member since 2010. Former Executive Board member 2012

  • Unit representative for the Magnet Committee 2010-2016 and Evidence Based Practice Research Council 2014-2016

  • Co-chair Nursing Grand Rounds 2014-2016

  • Participant in PNAMC social functions as well as PNAMC sponsored medical missions

  • Awarded a Leadership Excellence Award ENA 2011

  • A graduate of The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 1982

  • She expressed her commitment for PNAMC to be the frontline organization in support of all Filipino Nurses, their values as well as their well-being.

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LIL SALADA, CNOR

Candidate for Board Member

  • OR Charge Nurse at UMMC

  • PNAMC member since 2003 up to the present

  • Initiated UMMC Annual Christmas for the Homeless project

  • Part of the General OR Help Me Help You COVID 19 Project

  • Member UMMC GOR Schedule Committee; Member Employee of the Month Committee

  • PNAMC social committee Chair; Board Member 2018-2020; Operations Chair 2007 PNAA Eastern Region Conference; Operations Chair 2010 PNAA National Conference; Operations Chair 2018 PNAA Eastern Region Conference

  • Her passion is to make sure that PNAMC attain its vision and mission.

Aleli R. Frias, BSN, RN

PNAMC President

2020-2022

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