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
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.
Nelia Diaz (She/Her)
Senior Program Coordinator
Lolita Lawson (She/Her)
Food Pantry Coordinator
Cecilia Cabral (She/Her)
Merly Claveraz (She/Her)
Helen Williams (She/Her)
Gender Based Violence
Small Business Resiliency Network
Gracie Santos Guce
SBRN-WSMA Project Manager
Thomas Abalahin (He/They)
YDP Outreach Coordinator
YDP Curriculum Assistant
Culture & Arts
Culture & Arts Program Coordinator
Administrative & Operations
Finance / Business Administrator
Mary Beth Lochnicht
Kin Man Chan
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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