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PNANEF, Inc of the South Central Region Celebrates a Milestone – 10 Year Anniversary and Induct their 6th President


Jacksonville, Florida. On July 19, 2014, Daphne Agustin Viray, was inducted the new President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northeast Florida. Mrs. Viray and her new Executive Board was sworn into office by Atty. Letty Hermosa, PNAA President 2014 – 2016 during a gala night at the Marriott of Jacksonville. The new president shared these four inspiring values that will guide them during the next two years which are COMMITMENT, ENGAGEMENT, EMPOWERMENT AND PROFESSIONALISM. In her acceptance speech, she emphasized that as nurses and leaders, we must embrace the challenge of keeping the image of a professional nurse and preserve our value as world class nurses which is second to none. Representatives from PNA Central Florida, PNA Gulf Coast F and PNA Southeast Florida headed by Mr. Romeo DeVera, SCR VP joined in the celebration. Atty. Hermosa delivered her keynote address sharing her presidential theme of LEAD, EMPOWER AND TRANSFORM and were echoed in Mr. DeVera’s inspirational message. The highlight of the celebration was the solemn dedication of a Time Capsule commemorating the 10 year anniversary of their chapter. The accomplishments of each of the five past presidents were acknowledged and preserved in this time capsule including 10 years worth of great stories and priceless moments created along the way waiting to be shared when PNANEF celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary ten years from now. Other inducted officers are the following: President – Elect, Lilibeth Cuevas; Vice President, Edna Villanueva; Secretary, Shallaine Canlas; Asst. Secretary, Ryan Navarro; Treasurer, Sally Torres; Asst. Treasurer, Dolores Palompo;  Auditor, Teresita Jocson; Board Members – Paz David, Victoria Ermitano ,Carolina Manarang, Celeste Mansfield, Edna Merza, Hannah Pingkian and Gil Sacayanan. Mrs. Velia Callao, the outgoing President was also awarded a special plaque of appreciation highlighting her contributions and accomplishments during her term fulfilling her mantra “Approaching an Era of Social Actions through Strategy, Sustainability and Synergy”. She said, “ the tasks were difficult and challenging but with great passion, dedication and perseverance of my Executive Board as well as the members, we were able to accomplish them with great heart ,a sense of worth and priceless to say the least”. Way to go PNANEF!!!!!

Submitted by: Daphne A. Viray, PNANEF President 2014-2016


Board Members Officers
President – Daphne Viray Edna Merza
President-elect – Lilibeth Cuevas Celeste Mansfield
Vice-President – Edna Villanueva Paz David
Secretary: Shallaine Canlas Hannah Pingkian
Secretary: Ryan Navarro Carolina Manarang
Treasurer: Sally Torres Gil Sacayanan
Treasurer: Sally Palompo Victoria Ermitano
Auditor: Teresita Jocson



Hosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of Northeast Florida, Inc

March 13 – 15, 2015

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel

225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville Florida 32202

South Central Region comprises the PNA America chapters from Florida, Texas and Georgia

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