LEADERSHIPBoard of Trustees
BENEDICT BALDERRAMA, Chairperson
Dick Balderrama is the National Coordinator of Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA), a network of social development NGOs based in urban centers nationwide. An organizer since 1987, Dick began his non-profit experience in 1991 as field operations officer of the Sentro para sa Ikauuland ng Katutubong Aghan at Teknolohiya, where he became Executive Director in 2003. In October 2006, he became the National Coordinator of PHILSSA.D ick has authored numerous papers on issues affecting communities and livelihoods, among them urbanization and urban development, fisheries and coastal resource management, sustainable livelihoods, disaster management, governance and social accountability.
Fr. Antonio Labiao, Jr., Secretary
PATRICIA MEDINA, Treasurer
Pinky Medina is the Executive Director of Venture for Fund Raising, an organization devoted to assisting NGOs to develop diverse funding sources and committed donors and volunteers, where he first started as program director in August 2007. Previously, Pinky was the external affairs officer of Miriam College. In addition to fundraising, Pinky has had extensive experience in corporate social responsibility, communications and public relations, and project management and development, among others. Pinky graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in humanities.
ZENAIDA DELICA-WILISON, Board Member
Zenaida has over 40 years of experience in development and disaster risk reductionpractice in the Philippines and in other Asian countries. She has held executive directorposts in NGOs and an advisory post in the UNDP Office for South-South Cooperation,leading teams and programs, developing strategies and undertaking training andfacilitation, research, consultancy, and evaluation. She has carried out projectmanagement for agencies including Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, Center forDisaster Preparedness, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, World Bank, UNDP, Disasterand Emergency Committee (UK), Humanitarian Alliance (Canada), among others. Sheis currently a retired UNDP Advisor on disaster risk reduction. An incorporator of theCenter for Disaster Preparedness, Zenaida is currently Chairperson of its Board ofTrustees. Zenaida obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lyceumof Batangas, bachelor’s degree (highest mark) on sociology from the University of the Philippines, Master’s on public health (dean’s list) from the Adventist University of thePhilippines, and master’s on development practice from Oxford Brookes University (UK).
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