The Commission on Structures and Strategies, under the direction of the Executive Director, Giselle Rushford, oversees the six directorates established to work on NaFFAA’s Key Initiatives. The 2014-2016 Directors were appointed by the National Chair and approved by the Board of Governors.

2014-2016 Directorates

  • Advocacy DirectorateMerit Salud, Esq.

    • Filipino-American Vote
    • Temporary Protected Status
    • Overseas Absentee Vote
    • Dream Act
    • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    • Medicare Portability
    • Legal Assistance
    • Executive Actions
    • Legislative Affairs
  • Communications DirectorateJon Melegrito

    • Communication Policy
    • Newsletter
    • Website Content/Brand
    • Media Relations
    • Social Media Content
    • National Resource Directory
    • Archives/Digital Training
    • Information Technology
  • Community Development DirectorateMarilyn Doromal / Mariela Fletcher

    • Community Outreach
    • Medical Missions
    • Recognition and Awards
    • Disaster Relief
    • Consulate Outreach
    • Membership (Increase and Retention)
    • Gawad Kalinga
  • Finance/Funding DirectorateJing Espiritu

    • Fundraising Development and Structure
    • Programs Budget
    • 501c3 Management
    • National Financial Oversight
    • Donations/Grants Development
    • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Strategic Partnership
  • Health DirectorateRommel Rivera

    • Medical/Mental Health Care, including Education and Training
    • Internship Program on Medical Research
    • Domestic Violence
    • Database Collection
    • Safety Program (as it pertains to Medical/Mental Health Issues)
  • Programs DirectorateAmie Belmonte

    • Internship Development
    • Youth Development
    • Leadership Training
    • Candidate Development
    • Elderly Program
    • Safety Program
    • NaFFAA Biennial Empowerment Conference


  • Legal CounselRodel Rodis, Esq.

    • Acts as the lawyer for NaFFAA
    • Provides advice on all legal matters affecting NaFFFAA upon the request of the National Chair or the Board of Governors
    • Provides legal advice, maintains updates on Federation laws, rules, and regulations and perform such functions as are necessary to ensure NaFFAA operates within the boundaries set forth by the Federal government and within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code as it applies to the organization
    • Works closely with the Director of Legislative Affairs on issues of concern to NaFFAA
    • Brings to NaFFAA’s attention issues the organization should be concerned with and recommends appropriate actions
    • Serves as the Chair of the Grievance Committee
    • Represents NaFFAA in all legal actions that involve the organization

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