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 Thompson

Founder & Exec Board Chairman

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Rev. Dr. Lilian Gallo Seagren

Board Member

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Lisa Westerman

Secretary
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AnnaLyn Catipon Vida

Public Relations

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Vacant 

Sgt at Arms

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Melissa Eckert 

Scholarship Program Committee

Larry McBurney

Executive Co-Chairman

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Mitch Henry 

Board Member

Bobbie Van Roekel

President & Board Member

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Ernesto Puzon III

Treasurer

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Divina Gerdeman

Public Relations

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Paul Smith

Vice President

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Francis Angelo Diokno Jayoma

Public Relations

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Thomas Benoit 

Sgt at Arms

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Steven Eckert

Scholarship Program Chairman

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Vacant 

Scholarship Program Co-Chairman

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Roxy Strike  

Scholarship Program Committee 

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Farfum Ladroma

Scholarship Program Committee