FYLPRO Launches Strategic Planning, Calls for Alumni and Partner Participation


Contact: Everett Icao

Email: StrategyTeam@fylpro.org

June 26, 2020 

FYLPRO Launches Strategic Planning, Calls for Alumni and Partner Participation 

(Washington, DC) Five years since the Filipino Young Leaders Program established its 501(c)3 non-profit status, the organization re-envisions its future and urges participation from alumni, partners, and community allies. 

With its signature Immersion Program to the Philippines canceled this year due to the pandemic, FYLPRO magnifies its efforts to better serve its growing alumni and the community in general by launching a three (3) day Strategic Planning Workshop on June 28, July 12, and July 26. 

“Because of changing times, it is the most opportune moment for us to reflect on how we can strengthen our organization to be more impactful and serve the communities we live in,” shared Louella Cabalona, Vice President of FYLPRO and Chair of the 2020 Strategic Planning Steering Committee. 

The workshop topics will cover board governance, philanthropic development, culture development, and relationship building. Attendees will help re-evaluate and refine the direction of FYLPRO, and reset strategies to best enable the organization to advance its mission. 

In addition to the alumni, FYLPRO partners from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, Ayala Foundation, Inc. and other stakeholders are expected to attend. 

Cabalona said the workshops and the insights gathered from the entire process will serve as a road map for the organization’s priority initiatives in the next three to five years. 

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee members are: 

  • Anthony Guevarra (Houston, TX) 
  • Maj. Char McGinnis (Honolulu, HI) 
  • Dondi Quintans, MPA (New York, NY) 
  • Donny Rojo (San Francisco, CA) 
  • Everett Icao (Chicago, IL) 
  • Hon. Joshua Ang Price (Little Rock, AR) 
  • Kit Furukawa (Maui, HI) 
  • Krystle Canare (Washington, DC) 
  • Lakhi Siap (Chicago, IL) 
  • Lauren Lalicon (Spotswood, NJ) 
  • Louella Rose Cabalona (Chicago, IL) 
  • Melissa Palma, MD (Chicago, IL) 
  • Ryyn Schumacher (San Francisco, CA) 
  • Steven Raga, MPP, MPA (New York, NY) 
  • TJ Simba Medel (Little Rock, AR) 

If you would like to participate in the workshops, please send an email to strategy@fylpro.org to register. The workshops will be conducted entirely on Zoom with participants on various time zones. 


The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people. Established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in the United States in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI), FYLPRO annually identifies outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provides them invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to a distinguished network of captains of industry and government. 

For more information about FYLPRO, visit fylpro.org

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