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Chapter History

The Metropolitan New York Chapter was organized March 5, 1990, chartered February 13, 1991, and covers the state regions of Southeastern New York and Western Connecticut. The Metropolitan New York Chapter was organized March 5, 1990, chartered February 13, 1991 and covers the state regions of Southeastern New York and Western Connecticut. As of March, 2006, Northern NJ has joined with the New Jersey Chapter, whose headquarters is in Jersey City.

Filipinos have been present in the Metropolitan New York area for as long as many other immigrant groups have. After the Spanish American War in 1898, many students (mostly male) enrolled at local institutions like Columbia University, New York University, and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Filipino military service men and merchant seaman immigrated to New York after World Wars I and II. Filipinos formed settlements in various ethnic enclaves in New York and New Jersey, in neighborhoods of Woodside, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, and Jersey City.

Filipinos have contributed significantly to New York arts and culture, through Broadway, fashion, music, film, comedy, hip-hop, poetry, and dance. And Filipino Americans have been involved in NYC history, including the Civil Rights Movement, the rise and fall of Wall Street, and sadly were even victims of 9/11. Since 1946, many Filipino families who came to work for the United Nations, the Philippine Mission to the UN and the Philippine Consulate have settled in the metro NYC area.

 
 
 

2017-2019 Board

President: RJ Kaleohano Mendoza-Nadal
Vice President: Stephanie Rodriguez Chrispin
Secretary: Isabella Villacampa
Treasurer: Dolores Alic
Communications Coordinator: Joey Tabaco
Board Members: Lorial Crowder, Claro de los Reyes, Andre Dimapilis, Kirklyn Escondo, Brenda Gambol, Kevin Nadal, PhD, Gail Prado, MD, Jackie Tabaco, & Alexandra Thomas, Ph.D.

2015-2017 Board

Co-Presidents: Lorial Crowder, MSW & Alexandra Thomas, PhD Candidate
Secretary: Cecile Sison, PhD
Treasurer: Dolores Alic
Communications Coordinator: Joey Tabaco
FANHS 2016 Conference Coordinator: Kevin Nadal, PhD
Board Members: Kilusan Bautista, Nancy Bulalacao-Leung, Stephanie Chrispin, Claro de los Reyes, Andre Dimapilis, Kirklyn Escondo, Brenda Gambol, RJ Mendoza-Nadal, Renee Floresca, Gail Prado, MD, Jackie Tabaco, & Rose-Anne Ubarra-Cunanan

 
 
 

2013-2015 Board

Co-Presidents: Lorial Crowder, MSW & Kevin Nadal, PhD
Secretary: Cecile Sison, Ph.D.
Treasurer: Dolores Alic
Communications Coordinator: Joey Tabaco
Board Members: Kilusan Bautista, Andre Dimapilis, Brenda Gambol, Gail T. Prado, MD, Jackie Tabaco, Rose-Anne Ubarra-Cunanan

2011-2013 Board

Co-Presidents: Kevin Nadal, PhD
Vice President: Lorial Crowder, MSW
Secretary: Cecile Sison, Ph.D.
Treasurer: Dolores Alic
Communications Coordinator: Joey Tabaco
Board Members: Kilusan Bautista, Andre Dimapilis, Brenda Gambol, Gail T. Prado, MD, Jackie Tabaco, Rose-Anne Ubarra-Cunanan

 
 
 

Our archive team is gathering Chapter history for Boards prior to 2011