Highlights and Updates

Congratulations to our new PNASA  Executive Board 2022-2024!!!

President: Arlienita R. Beraya, MSN, RN, CNL

President-elect: Carmina Cardona, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Vice President: Arlene G Painagan, MAN, RN, MAEd, JD, CLNC

Secretary: Lilybeth Soto, BSN, RN

Assistant Secretary: Irish Villaceran, BSN, RN

Treasurer: Genesis Dadal, BSN, RN

Assistant Treasurer: Chester Sadsad, BSN, RN

Auditor: Merie Penalber, BSN, RN

Parliamentarian: Nelson Tuazon, DNP, DBA, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENO, CPHQ, FACHE


Board Members

Ma. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, PhP, RN, MSCI, FAAN, ANEF

Marietta T. Dela Cruz, BSN, RN

Eric Estante, BSN, RN

Jerrick Javellana, BSN, RN

Sherry Megerle, MSN, RN

Exequiel Naculangan Jr, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Melanie Fruel Ora, BSN, RN, CRRN

Shiela Ortiz, BSN, RN, CPN


Golda Manalili

PNASA President


  PNASA  President's Message

By: Golda Manalili, MSN, RN-C



It is an honor and a privilege to serve as PNASA’s President for the next 2 years. I am beyond excited to be working alongside our newly elected Executive Board members and continue the great work of our past officers, who worked so hard to keep PNASA’s presence and contributions to the community meaningful and strong.

To Dr.Jane Nuñez Neri, we have benefited so much from your term as President in the last 2 years. I personally learned a lot from you- your resilience and intellect inspired me so much. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! I also would like to acknowledge Dr. Danet Lapiz Bluhm

’s help, for leading and facilitating PNASA’s election process, and Dr. Nelson Tuazon

, for his expertise and unwavering support to the organization. He mentored all of us so well. 


My sincere appreciation to our awesome 2018-2020 Officers and Executive Board members: Glenn Ganzon Alpino, Liezl de Leon, Kathleen Castro, Roselle Sadornas, Dr. Danet Bluhm, Ella Tuazon, Hedda C. GonzalezArnee Beraya, Aura Casabar, Elcee Cortez, Marietta T Dela Cruz,

Lai Ociones-Divina, Floranie Ora, Josie Ferrer Schantz, and Albert Tarriela.

I am also incredibly grateful to our PNASA ambassadors and members, partners/sponsors, not to mention the entire members and officers of our sub-chapter, PNA-Austin, Texas, PNAA and PNAA South Central Region, under the leadership of Dr. Gloria Beriones.

Thank you for all the help and loyalty.

In my capacity as President, I will lead with the members of my administration to uphold the legacy of our organization, by strengthening the implementation of its various commitments to our members and the nursing profession, such as promoting nursing excellence and organizing fund raising activities to support our PNASA scholars, help our members and fellow Filipino nurses advance their nursing careers through clinical ladder and continuing education, and organize community outreach programs to provide assistance to the San Antonio community.

All these and more, as I look forward and pray for a very productive and successful future of PNASA!

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My Story ...

Lailani Divina BSN, RN

Lailani Ociones-Divina,  a BSN graduate  of University of Santo Tomas is currently pursuing her MSN from Norwich University.  She is an OR Clinical and Operations Supervisor from Baptist Medical Center. She has been a nurse for 28 years with 14 years experience in the perioperative setting from the Philippines,  Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the US. 

As a nurse leader, Lailani is inspired by Benjamin Franklin's quote, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn."  She is looking forward to making a difference in our nursing community through PNASA!

  A Nurse's Journey

  PASSION: The Secret Ingredient         of a Fulfilled Life as a Nurse                 by Aura Casabar, BSN, RN, CCM

Several years ago, I caught myself watching reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, a reality cooking show of a very animated, award-winning chef who went around Great Britain, France, and the US  attempting to salvage restaurants from the brink of bankruptcy or closure.

"Why I Became A Nurse.."

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 May 28, 2022 - PNASA's Induction of 2022-2024 Executive Board

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