Staff and volunteers work hard to make things happen at the Filipino Community of Seattle. Staff are responsible for ensuring the facilities are well-maintained and welcoming, and program services are delivered to members of the Filipinx community and others. Volunteers provide the much needed support and fill the gaps.



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.


Emma Catague, Program Supervisor/City of Seattle Consultant – ACCESS


                    SENIOR PROGRAMS TEAM                                                                                                        YOUTH PROGRAMS TEAM 

Mae Ann Panitan, Coordinator, Senior Lunch Program                                              Haya Munoz, Youth Manager/Innovation Learning Center

Agapito Caguioa, Cook, Senior Lunch Program                                                            Noelle Inthavong, Youth Coordinator

Domingo Basanes, Kitchen Helper, Senior Lunch Program                                      Camille Ungco, Youth Assistant

Cecilia Cabral, Kitchen Helper, Senior Lunch Program

Leonora Nengasca, Kitchen Helper, Senior Lunch Program                                                 ADMINISTRATIVE/OPERATIONS TEAM                 

Merly Claveraz, Zumba Instructor                                                                                 Germelyn Pasia, Office Manager/Rental Manager

Helen Williams, Zumba Instructor                                                                                Teresita Era, Bookkeeper

                                                                                                                                                       Kin Man Chan, Custodian

CONTRACTORS                                                                                                                         Eva You, Custodian

Anna and Larry Simon, Accountant

Ranel Bautista, Web Master/Social Network

Juliet Cheatle, Choreographer, FCS Kalahi

 Jane Silzer & Paul Haas, Grantwriters




Tessie Bacarro, Senior Lunch Program, Kitchen                                                               Tessie Benito, Senior Lunch Program, Kitchen

Nelia Diaz, Senior Lunch Program, Registration                                                                 Lolita Lawson, Senior Lunch Program, Food Bank

Wilma Mangidoyos, Senior Lunch Program, Food Bank                                                  Ernesto Rios, Senior Lunch Program, Bingo

Sheryl Sijera, Senior Lunch Program, Food Bank

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