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About Us

Mission Statement

Filipino American Society of Iowa’s mission is to integrate American heritage and culture while maintaining, preserving and promoting Filipino heritage.

Values Statement

Bayanihan Spirit – We are committed to cooperation, camaraderie and the unselfish caring for others while working for the common good. It is this esprit de corps that elevates volunteering of one’s self, time and resources to the highest and most admirable levels.

Board of Directors & Officers
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Luisita Dona McBurney

Founder & Exec Board Chairman

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Larry McBurney

Executive Co-Chairman

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Mitch Henry 

Board Member

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Rev. Dr. Lilian Gallo Seagren

Board Member

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Mel Applebee

President & Board Member 

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Debbie Burk-Flores

Vice President

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Jane Kufner

Secretary

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Richelle Manuel

Treasurer

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Divina Gerdeman

Public Relations Officer

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Joemari Alcones Felarca

Public Relations Officer

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Tim Kufner

Sgt at Arms

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Marvin Manlapaz

Sgt at Arms

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Steven Eckert

Scholarship Prog Chair & Board Memb

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Roxy Strike

Scholarship Program Co-Chair

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Kimberly Roberts

Scholarship Program Committee

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Melissa Eckert 

Scholarship Program Committee

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Ryan Tejero

Marketing & Promotions Advisor

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