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Filipino Community of Seattle staff and volunteers with Doug Baldwin providing crucial mea
Staff & Volunteers

Our staff works hard to make things happen at the Filipino Community of Seattle. They are responsible for ensuring the facilities are well-maintained and welcoming, and program services are delivered to members of the Filipinx community and others

Our Staff

Agnes Navarro

Executive Director

Agnes Navarro oversees the day to day operations of FCS. She ensures the programs and activities are effectively delivered to the community members and programs are sufficiently funded.  She is an experienced administrator for more than 20 years prior to assuming the position of Executive Director.  She has an entrepreneurial spirit. She has started non-profit organizations here in Seattle from the ground up and successfully received sufficient funding for those organizations. 

Agnes has a degree in Medicine and has retired from the University of Washington after 31 years of service.  She is currently the Medical Administrator for Seadrunar Withdrawal Management Services, a nonprofit organization offering medical detoxification for drugs and alcohol abusers.  She is the President of Crossroad Medical Services, a medical consultancy business. 


Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Agnes was a Board Member of the Filipino Community of Seattle for more than 10 years and was once the Director of the organization’s Culture and Arts Program.

Senior Services

Nelia Diaz (She/Her)

Senior Program Coordinator

Genalyn Muñoz

Senior Outreach/Facilitator

Lolita Lawson (She/Her)

Food Pantry Coordinator

Merly Sipi

Kitchen Staff

Domingo Basanes

Kitchen Helper

Cecilia Cabral (She/Her)

Kitchen Helper

Merly Claveraz (She/Her)

Zumba Instructor

Helen Williams (She/Her)

Zumba Instructor

Gender Based Violence

Eldred Laude

Lead Coordinator

Emma Catague


Small Business Resiliency Network

Velma Veloria

SBRN Coordinator

Gracie Santos Guce

SBRN-WSMA Project Manager

Youth Development

Jane Randolph

YDP Coordinator

Thomas Abalahin (He/They)

YDP Outreach Coordinator

Patricia Valle

YDP Curriculum Assistant

Culture & Arts

Bennyroyce Royon

Culture & Arts Program Coordinator

Juliet Cheatle


Administrative & Operations

Jennifer Cruz

Program Director

Germelyn Pasia

Office Manager

Susan Bagby

Volunteer Coordinator

Teresita Era


Randy Bareng

Finance / Business Administrator

Mary Beth Lochnicht

Development Director

Kin Man Chan


Eva Yiu


Our Volunteers

We’d like to express our profound gratitude to the following volunteers whose selfish acts helped the Filipino Community of Seattle provide much needed services and programs to  the members of the Filipinx and other communities.


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