BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CONSTANCIA S. UY, MD

Chairman

Dr. Connie Somera Uy is an outstanding medical educator, excellent clinician, innovative administrator and dynamic community leader.

 

Dr. Uy is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School bestowed by the Rutgers University Board of Regents. Prior to her retirement on January 2, 2018, she served as Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology at University Hospital. She was the recipient of 11 Golden Apple Awards for her excellence in teaching to the medical students and had received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Foundation in 1982. She obtained the ultimate recognition of being named a UMDNJ Master Educator in 2011 and was inducted into the Stuart Cooke Master Educators Guild 

 

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Sub- boarded in Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Uy is  Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She served as Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at United Medical Center and the President-Elect of its Medical Staff before it closed its door in 1997. 

 

Dr. Uy is currently serving her fifth term as the Chairperson of the PAFCOM( Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc) Board of Directors and was a major innovator in changing its organizational structure thru constitutional amendments. Being a Board member is not new to her as Dr. Uy has been a member of the following Boards:

 

Academy of Medicine of NJ

American College of International Physicians NJ/NY Chapter

National Kidney Foundation, NJ/NY Chapter

United Healthcare System and the UHS Foundation

Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation, NJ/NY Chapter

Council of Pediatric Nephrology of the Kidney and Urology Foundation. 

Vice-President for Internal Affairs of the Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc. 

 

A seasoned leader, she was President of the following organizations:

 

Nephrology Society of New Jersey (first Filipino to become its President) 

NJ Medical Women’s Association

Federation of Philippine Societies in New Jersey

Philippine American Medical Society in New Jersey 

National President of the Philippine Pediatric Society in America.

National President of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
National President of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America

Founding President of UPMASA- NJ/NY Chapter

Founding President of PPSA – New Jersey Chapter

  

 

At the time that she was actively involved with the Federation of Philippine Societies in New Jersey,  she also held offices concurrently as First Vice-President of the NJMWA, Secretary of the Academy of Medicine of NJ (first Filipino to be an officer of the AMNJ), Secretary-Treasurer of the United Hospitals Medial Center Medical Staff, Vice-President of the Asian American Heritage Council, Chairperson of the Delbarton Arts Council and Vice-Chair of the Philippine Independence Day Parade Committee in New York City.  

 

Dr. Uy served as the National Secretary of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America for five years and also as the National Treasurer of the Philippine Economic and Cultural Endowment (PEACE) for three years.

 

The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York awarded her the 2015 Honoree representing the Philippines during the International Women’s Day.  Consul General Mario de Leon selected her  as one of the 2015 Distinguished Filipino Women in New York 

 

Dr. Connie S. Uy  was the  recipient of  the 2004  Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas on December 15, 2004 at the Malacanan Palace.  She is the first Filipina to receive the New Jersey Woman of Achievement Award by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and Douglass College in March 2004.  This award is bestowed to “distinguished women in New Jersey who have demonstrated a strong commitment in the areas of leadership, humanistic contributions, philanthropic activities, community service, the arts, professional commitment and other achievements.” Her name has been added to the roster of distinguished past honorees including former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Althea Gibson, Millicent Fenwick, just to name a few.

 

Other  honors and awards that she has received :

 

National Medical Award for Nephrology by the National Kidney Foundation 

March of Dimes Community Service Award 

American Medical Women Association (AMWA) Community Service for NJ 

Gender Equity Award from the AMWA

Most Distinguished Alumnus Award (Overseas) from the UP  Medical Alumni Society Outstanding Citizen Award by the Philippine Junior Chamber of Commerce 

Outstanding Asian American Award by the Asian American Heritage Council Outstanding Filipino for Health Care Award by the Filipino American Heritage Council 

Lifetime Achievement Award from both the UPMASA and UPMAS.

America’s Top Pediatricians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America since 2002  

1995 Grand Marshal for the Passaic Philippine Day Parade 

LEDY ALMADIN

Vice-Chairman

Ledy Almadin earned a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is currently a Manager at EisnerAmper LLP and has nearly 20 years of public accounting experience. Ledy is a member of the Private Business Services Group, where she serves small and mid-size private companies and start-ups in a range of sectors including the technology, professional services, distribution, food chain and restaurant industries.Ledy is also active serving the Filipino-American communities in New Jersey and New York. Ledy is also a mother to Elena and Ellie who are attending college.

2019 OFFICERS

Rosalinda Rupel

President

HELEN CASTILLO

President-elect

LEA FRAIN

Secretary

ELLEN ALONSO

Asst. Secretary

Ma. PILAR MONJE

Treasurer

MARICAR TAINO

Press Relations Officer

MELY CORPUZ

Auditor

LITA ROXAS

Asst. Treasurer

2019 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

CONSTANCIA UY, MD

Constitution and By Laws

ISAGANI PUERTOLLANO

Cultural

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ADVISORY BOARD

LEANDRO LACHICA, ESQ

Ethics, Grievance and Compliance

LEDY ALMADIN

Finance and Budget

HELEN CASTILLO

Long Range and Strategic Planning

LEA FRAIN

Membership

LITO PERNIA

Nominating & Election

MELY CORPUZ

Projects Coordinating

CORA REYES

Procedures and Policies

DON FRAIN

Development and Partnership

ROSE JAVIER

Festival Coordinator

MICHAEL FLORENDO

Parade Coordinator

DANTE CORPUZ

VICTOR G. SISON, ESQ

COUNCILMAN ARVIN AMATORIO, ESQ

Legal Adviser

2019 GRAND MARSHAL

Engineer Romulo M. Luz

Civil Engineer, Adamson University, Manila

President & CEO, RML Construction Inc., General Contractor, a Registered Public Work Company in New Jersey

President & CEO, Saint Raphael Realty Development Corp., based in Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines

Member of the Board of Trustees, Knights of Rizal, Jersey City, NJ

Board of Director, Maharajah USA Inc., New Jersey

“This is not about me, this is about the Community and the men and women of PAFCOM who tirelessly work hard for its betterment.” …R.M. Luz

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” A.J. D’Angelo

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