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2021-2023 Officers and Board of Directors

Leolinda Mangaoang, BSN’79, MA, RN


Manuela Castillo, BSN’86, RN
President-elect & Chair, Sustainability & Viability Committee


Wendy Vaughn, BSN’88, MSN, RN, CCRN, OCN
st Vice President & Chair, Education & Research Committee


Wilhelmina Ungco, BSN’79, RN, CCRN
nd Vice President & Chair, Program Committee


Rosemarie Gadioma, BSN’81, MSN, ANP, ACNP-BC

3rd Vice President & Chair, Membership Committee


Corazon Reyes, BSN’79, MSN, RN-BC
Recording Secretary & Chair, Awards & Citation Committee


Aida Imperio, GN’71, BSN, RN
Corresponding Secretary & Chair, Constitution & By Laws Committee


Maidaflor Maybir, BSN’89, MSN, RN

Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee


Ma. Theresa Mendoza, BSN’79

 Assistant Treasurer


Arlene Juanir, BSN’89, RN
Auditor & Chair, Audit Committee


Clarizza Carroll, BSN’90, MSN, APRN, CNS

 Public Relations Officer


Armel Gonzalez, BSN’91, MHA’02
Director & Chair, Communications & Team Engagement Committee


Geraldine Perez, BSN’98, RNC-NIC
Director & Chair, Organizational Development


Geraldine Kidary, BSN’91, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Director & Chair, Yearbook Subcommittee


Ylaine Ong-Gabat, BSN’99, MSN, RN, NE-BC, OCN

Director & Chair, UEA Subcommittee



Rosemarie Gadioma, BSN’81, MSN, ANP, ANCP-BC

UP Nurses of the East Coast


Peregrin Francisco, GN’69, BSN’71, MSA, RN

UPNAA - DelMarVa


Deborah-Anne Butuyan, BSN’89, RN

UPNAA - Texas


Cristina Presbitero, BSN’89, RN, WCC

UPNAA - Northern Central Region


Ida Santos, GN’68, BSN, RN, LNHA
UPNAA - Rocky Mountain Region-Pacific States


Wendy Vaughn, BSN’88, MSN, RN, CCRN, OCN

UPNAA - California


Rosario Antequino, GN’71, RN

UPNAA - Florida



Deborah-Anne Butuyan, BSN’89, RN

Manny Ramos, BNS’91, MSN, RN

Teresita Santos, BSN’79, MSN, RN

  • 07 Oct 2021 5:18 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

  • 26 Sep 2021 5:02 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

    Our deepest condolences to our very own Victoria Reyes-Bryan on the passing of her Dad, Professor Jose Reyes on September 21, 2021.  He was a professor at UP Visayas in Iloilo, and a good friend and colleague of Dr. Recio.

  • 18 Aug 2021 6:58 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

  • 23 Apr 2021 9:21 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

    UPCN Nursing alumna Debbie Yambao-Butuyan, RN, BSN ’89 received recognition as one of tenoutstanding women leaders in Texas from One Philippines Texas.  One Philippines Texas is the only Filipino newspaper/magazine in Texas.

    In the observance of March as the International Women’s Month, One Philippines Texas recognized ten outstanding women last March 2021 for their achievements in community leadership and increasing distinguishability of Filipino Americans. 

    Debbie Butuyan is ranked among these ten women for her civil and volunteering endeavors in surrounding areas of Houston.  Debbie is the current president of University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni – Texas Chapter (UPNAA-TX).  With her leadership, UPNAA-TX had several successful nursing webinars and fund raising events.  UPNAA-TX also collaborates with other Filipino organizations in support of multiple community outreach activities.

    Debbie served as the 20th president of UPNAAI from 2017- 2019.  Debbie is still an active practicing pediatric nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital. On the side, she is serving her second term as president of UPNAA-TX.

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