OFFICERS OF THE BOARD
CRIS B. LIBAN, P.E. – Chairperson
Dr. Cris B. Liban is the Environmental Compliance and Services Manager of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, he also earned a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA. He oversees Metro’s environmental programs including environmental liabilities determination, compliance, site clean-up, and clearance. Dr. Liban also co-coordinates Metro’s Sustainability Program.
CELINA TAGANAS-DUFFY – Vice-Chairperson
Celina T. Duffy is President and Creative Director of Tagline Communications, a full-service design firm specializing in creative consultation, graphic design, print, web development, branding, and advertising. She is inspired to help people and businesses grow and develop through the use of effective branding, design, and visual communications. Celina founded Tagline Communications in 2000, after years of freelancing for top advertising agencies. She brings nearly twenty years of design, print, web, advertising, and marketing experience to her projects and has worked with a wide variety of companies and institutions. She enjoys the design process and feels rewarded when she helps companies evolve and find solutions for their branding and marketing needs.
Celina has been featured in the U.S. Small Business Administration Annual Report, highlighted as a SCORE Success Story, honored to be a Keynote Commencement Speaker for CSU Fullerton’s P-Grad Celebration, profiled in Inside Kung Fu Magazine, and awarded a U.S. Patent. As an artist, she received funding from the Smithsonian Institution to produce a multimedia art exhibit entitled, I Am Today’s Filipino, which documented the stories of 100 Southern California Filipinos, and she was selected to create the Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage cultural guide calendar for the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.Aside from her creative endeavors, Celina loves spending time with her family and training martial arts.
HERMENEGILDO “GIL” MISLANG – Secretary
BRUCE BROWN – Treasurer
Bruce Brown is the Risk Manager of Los Angeles World Airport since August 2004. He is responsible for planning, directing and organizing the L.A. Airport Risk Management Division, with an annual budget of $20M. He started as a management assistant in 1998 and became the Risk Manager in August 2004. Prior to working at the airport, he was a management assistant at the Police Department Organized Crime Intelligence Division and Records and Identification Division of the City of Los Angeles.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
ERMELINDA “MAE” ABELEDA
Josie Jones is the CEO/President of Admiral Home Health, Inc.; President/Administrator/Dir. Of Patient Care Svs. Of Admiral Hospice Care, Inc.; & President/ Executive Director – Alpha Healthcare Management/Alpha Hospice Care. All of these companies are owned and operated by Ms. Jones. She is also branching out into the real estate business and is the President of Frontgate Properties & Investments.
Emerson Quinto works as the Managing Editor of the well-established Filipino-American newspaper, The California Journal.