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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Paul Smith

President & Board Member 

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Christina Adriano

Vice President

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Crisia Mae Adriano

Secretary
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Ernesto Puzon III

Treasurer

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Meldie Applebee 

Public Relations Officer

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Divina Gerdeman

Public Relations Officer

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Thomas Benoit 

Sgt at Arms

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Jeffrey Weber 

Sgt at Arms

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Melissa Eckert 

Scholarship Program Committee

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Bobbie Vida Van Roekel 

Community Ambassador

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Steven Eckert

Scholarship Prog Chair & Board Memb

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Kimberly Roberts

Scholarship Program Committee

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Lisa Westerman

Pagtulong Outreach Team Leader

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Roxy Strike

Scholarship Program Co-Chair

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Vacant 

Scholarship Program Committee

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Ryan Terejo

Marketing / Promotions Advisor