Beth Rosas, President

Professional

Co-Owner and Director of Nursing at Reliable Healthcare Services, a nursing staffing agency. Previously worked in varied specialty areas (pediatric, cardiac rehabilitation, telemetry, hospice) and as an emergency room nurse at UST Hospital (Philippines).

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines). Also certified as a Holistic Nutrition Consultant from the Midwest Institute of Natural Healing and completed On-Site Training and Practicum in Utilization Review and Discharge Planning.

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – current Community Outreach Chair. Previously served as Board Member, Secretary, Filipino Youth Organization Advisor, and “September Affair” Event Chair.

Philippine Nurses Association of Greater Kansas City – current Advisory Council member and past President.

Philippine Nurses Association of America – current North Central Region Vice President, Ways & Means Committee Co-Chair, National Community Outreach Committee Board Liaison, and Gawad Kalinga Committee Financial Director.

Other Community

Zonta International KCMO II Club – past Vice President.

Kansas City World Outreach Lions Club – charter member and founding Secretary. Also spearheaded the Club’s “Moringa Feeding Program.”

World Outreach Foundation Kansas City – current Board Member.

Guest speaker – “Cultural Competency, Caring & Diversity” at Graceland University, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City, Kansas Community College Schools of Nursing.

American Holistic Nursing Association – current member.

Elvira Berry, Secretary

Professional

Retired. Previously a Registered Licensed Dietitian at the Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital and a Food Service Supervisor at Research Hospital. Also worked in the physical rehabilitative medicine, renal/dialysis, and intensive care units.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Philippine Women's University.

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – past Secretary. Also previously served as Senior Council President and a founding dancer of the Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe.

Other Community

American Dietetic Association – current member.

Kansas Dietetic Association – current member.

Registered Licensed Dietitian in Missouri and Kansas.

Jose Bayani, Board Member

Professional

Retired. Previously an IT Manager at Aegon Financial Services and Transamerica Insurance and Investments. Also worked as an IT researcher, analyst, programmer, and manager. Served in teaching, counseling, and banking.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy. Also obtained multiple certificates in Systems Analysis, Project Management, and IT technical workshops.

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – current Board Member, Executive Director of the Filipino Cultural Center, and Director of the Sampaguita Choir. Previously served two terms as President and as Tambuli Editor-in-Chief.

Other Community

Kansas City World Outreach Lions Club – charter member.

Redemptorist Choir of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – current member.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary Alumni Association – outgoing International Vice-President and Board Member. Also a founding member.

Gawad Kalinga – current Local Coordinator.

Dr. Lillian Pardo, Board Member

Professional

Professor Emeritus in Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC).

Education

Graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Completed post-graduate training in neurology, pediatrics, and developmental pediatrics at KUMC.

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – current Board President and founding member. Also the Executive Director and co-founder of the Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe.

Filipino Cultural Center – served as its founding Director for 25 years.

Philippine Medical Society of Greater Kansas City – current President and active participant of medical missions.

Other Community

Parish Council of the Redemptorist Church – current President.

Zonta International KCMO II Club – current member and past President.

United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City – current Board Member.

Dr. Manuel Pardo, Board Member

Professional

Retired psychiatrist.

Education

University of Santo Tomas (Philippines).

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – past President and Board President. Volunteer in numerous events.

Philippine Medical Society of Greater Kansas City – current Secretary and active participant of medical missions.

Other Community

United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City – current Board Member.

Kansas Psychiatric Society – past President.

American Psychiatric Association – Distinguished Life Fellow.

Ernie Rosas, Board Member

Professional

Co-owner and President/ CEO of Reliable Healthcare Services, a nursing staffing agency. Previously worked at several hospitals both in the Kansas City area and in the Philippines in varied specialty areas (critical care, telemetry, ICU, ER, OR, RR, pediatrics, psychiatry, medical/surgical, management, geriatrics, skilled nursing, and agency nursing).

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines). Also a Registered Nurse in Missouri, Kansas, and California. Completed courses in Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Case Management , Utilization Review, and Discharge Planning.

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – current member and past Board Member. Also directed and curated a cultural exhibit.

Philippine Nurses Association of Greater Kansas City – current member. Previously a past President and founding Vice President.

Philippine Nurses Association of America – past Board Member, Vice President, Ways & Means Committee Chair. Also served as North Central Region Regional Liaison Officer. Initiated 5K Run/Walk event.

Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation – current Vice President and past Board of Trustees member.

Philippine Medical Society of Kansas City – current Board Member. Also coordinated golf tournament fundraiser.

Other Community

UST Nursing Alumni Association of America – past President.

Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City – past Commissioner to the Philippines.

Kansas City World Outreach Lions Club – charter member and past President. Also coordinated medical mission to the Philippines.

World Outreach Foundation Kansas City – past Board Member.

Kansas City Asian Chamber of Commerce – current Board Member.

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools – past Appeals Committee member.

Edward Tumanut, Board Member

Professional

Currently a freelance architectural, graphics, and web designer. Previously worked for 180° Urban Design & Architecture and PGAV Architects.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. Member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture. Selected work exhibited as part of national AIA conference on educational facilities.

Filipino Community

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City – current Public Relations Officer. Also have served as Information Services Committee Chair and on planning committees for the “September Affair” and numerous other events.

Other Community

Kansas City World Outreach Lions Club – charter member, past President, and past Secretary. Helped design a “Mobile Health Unit” and participated in a medical mission to the Philippines.

World Outreach Foundation Kansas City – current Vice President. Involved in fundraising activities.

USC Alumni Club of Kansas City – current President and past Vice President of Membership & Communications. Tutored elementary students at a Los Angeles inner-city school.

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