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NICK VERA PEREZ EXCELLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT

NICK VERA PEREZ EXCELLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT

Known as Alvin Tan to most, Nick Vera Perez was coined to create a character suited to entertainment. NVP began singing at the age of three where he performed at a local restaurant called Ngo Hiong House and Native Foods, ...

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CLARITA SANTOS LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH

CLARITA SANTOS LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Clarita Santos is Director of Community Health Initiatives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). In this role, she oversees BCBSIL’s community investments, volunteerism and community engagement across Illinois. Since 2007, she has provided guidance and recommendations on ...

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MARIA ODIAMAR RACHO YOUNG EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

MARIA ODIAMAR RACHO YOUNG EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Born October 23rd, 1972, as Maria Odiamar, to Roger and Ofelia Odiamar, Maria was outgoing, social and outspoken from a young age. Arriving to Chicago from the Philippines a year after her parents, similar to many first generation immigrants, Maria’s ...

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TONY OLAES HUMANITARIAN

TONY OLAES HUMANITARIAN

Anthony V. Olaes was born (and raised) in San Diego, California to first generation immigrant parents from the Philippines. As a twenty year veteran of the apparel industry, Tony Olaes founded and has grown Olaes Enterprises, Inc. (commonly known as ...

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MARIA VICTORIA SMITH COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER/WRITER

MARIA VICTORIA SMITH COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER/WRITER

Maria Victoria “Vicki” A. Grageda-Smith was born in Angeles City, Philippines, the eldest among ten children in a family of modest means that valued education, above all, as an effective way to transcend poverty. Full academic merit scholarships from high ...

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The Dale: DALE TIPPETT, JR. MUSIC

The Dale: DALE TIPPETT, JR. MUSIC

Dale is a professional musician born, raised and performing in Chicago as a solo musician, with various bands, several churches, and retirement communities. He has been playing guitar for audiences from all walks of like for most of his life. ...

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DRS. JUAN & AIDA CASTRO & FAMILY – MODEL FAMILY

DRS. JUAN & AIDA CASTRO & FAMILY – MODEL FAMILY

Dr. Calimag and his family claimed Chicago as their city and Morton Grove, Illinois as their home in 1982. Dr. Calimag had been an Attending Neurologist for the Cook County Hospital Bureau for 26 years from 1982-2008. From 2008 onward, ...

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VICTORIA NAVARRO NURSING LEADERSHIP (NATIONAL)

VICTORIA NAVARRO NURSING LEADERSHIP (NATIONAL)

President, 2012-2014 The Philippine Nurses Association of America 8303 Windfern Road Houston, Texas 77040 Director of Clinical Quality Johns Hopkins Medicine International 1300 Thames Street, Suite 200 Baltimore, MD 21231 Ms. Victoria Navarro is the 17th President of the Philippine ...

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DR. DULCELINA STAHL EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

DR. DULCELINA STAHL EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

Dr. Dulcelina Albano Stahl ‘s passion for education is par excellence as exemplified by her engagement as an Adjunct Faculty for over 15 years at universities in the Chicagoland area teaching in the MBA, Masters in Health Services Administration, Master’s ...

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