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.