Officers
FILIPINO COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA INC
Carmen
Carmen Garcia
President

Qualifications:

MBA, BA Arts International Studies and Languages


Community Roles/Positions:

Member, Settlement Services Advisory Council of Australia; Chair, Regional Migration and Settlement Committee; Director, Australian Sponsorship for African Kids

Current Job Title and Company:

Currently Managing Director, Community Corporate

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur Winter
Secretary

Qualifications:

BA Dance Performance and Production; MA Arts and Cultural Management (incomplete)

Community Roles/Positions:

Member and current Chairperson (2017-19), Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of SA;
Member/Affiliate, Sampaguita Dance Group Inc; FACSI; AMRC; MCCSA.

Current Job Title and Company:

Co-Founder/Creative Director, Anahata Community; freelance Producer, Stylist and Brand Developer; Community Artsworker, Choreographer, Dance Practitioner, Cultural Research Asso

Cecille
Cecille Wheare
Internal VP

Qualifications:

Diploma of Business Swinburne Certificate
Financial Planning RG146 Bachelor Of Science in Pharmacy

Community Roles/Positions:

VP Internal FILCCA
Previous Vice President and Internal Auditor FCCVI
Age Care Policy Subcommittee Ethnic Community Council of Victoria (ECCV)
President Movement for Filipino Solidarity Inc (MFS) Narre Warren North Fire Brigade Volunteer Social Committee Narre Warren Mechanics Hall
City of Casey Global Wall of Friendship
Telstra Friends, Volunteer group Telstra Corporation.

Current Job Title and Company:

Currently working as an Assessor and Consultant in an Aged Care Industry. Worked with Telstra for 29 years in various roles, business analyst, marketing, project management and case management .

Roberto
Roberto Garcia
External VP

Qualifications:

Doctor of Vet Medicine (DVM) Phil.
Justice of the Peace (JP Qual) Qld Justices Assoc.
Grad. Advanced Course- ROTC-4 yrs Military Science and Tactics

Community Roles/Positions:

Facilitator: Cultural Diversity Network (CDN)
Member of: Toowoomba Goodwill Committee;Refugee and Migrant Settlement Services
Interagency(RaMSSI);Local Government Network Qld;South East Qld Local Area
Collaborative(LAC);Community Matters Group(Qld Police)

Current Job Title and Company:

Community Development Officer – Multicultural Toowoomba Regional Council

Veronica
Veronica Pantos
VP Youth Affairs

Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education; Bachelor in Psychology and Business, Grad Dip in Information Technology

Community Roles/Positions:

Volunteer The Smith Family - Learning Club, Homeless Connect WA

Current Job Title and Company:

Teacher, Secondary Education (Dept of Ed, WA)

Serna
Serna Ladia
Treasurer

Qualifications:

Accountant and member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) AustraliaPost Graduate (Masters in Business Administration), University of the Philippines

Community Roles/Positions:

Treasurer, FILCCA;
Past President - Philippine Community Council of NSW, Inc.;
Radio Producer/Presenter, Sandigan Radio 2RDJ 88.1FM, Sydney

Cecilia
Cecilia Flores
PRO

Qualifications:

BA (Communication Arts) University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines

Community Roles/Positions:

Public Relations Officer, Filipino Communities Council of Australia Inc (FILCCA),
2016-2018/2018-2020
President, Filipino Communities Council of the ACT Inc (FCCACT), 2013-2016
Vice-President External, Filipino Communities Council of the ACT Inc (FCCACT), 2017-2020
Committee Member, Canberra International Women’s Day Committee for the United Nations Women Australia, 2019-present
Director and Event Manager, Bliss Woman Network, November 2019-present
Retired/Part-time Contractor
Diverse experience in Australian (Commonwealth) Public Service employment in high-profile Government departments and the private sectors included communications; ministerial and parliamentary functions; program management; stakeholder engagement and partnerships; professional client services; media research, advertising and publishing; marketing and promotions

Dante
Dante Maribbay
Ex-Officio Immediate past president