Executive Board 2020-2022


President -  Golda Manalili, MSN, RN-C


Golda Manalili  worked at Main Baptist Hospital as a Nurse Manager.

She studied Nursing Administration at Norwich University

She just join at the University Health System as one of the Executive Director.

She volunteers to serve PNASA in spite of her hectic work as well as her school to pursue her DNP.



President Elect  - Arlienita Beraya, MSN,  RN, CNL

Arnielita Beraya graduated from University of Eastern Philippines. She studied Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader  at the University of Incarnate Word

She is a Nurse Educator at the University Health System and clinical Faculty at Galen College of Nursing.

She served as one of the Board of Directors and the chair of Education Committee.

She currently the President -Elect 2020-2022


Vice-President- Albert Tariela, MSN, RN, CCRN

Albert Tariela is a BSN graduate from Far Eastern University. He finished his MSN  at the Capella University. He is a Patient Care Coordinator/Unit Manager at Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Transplant ICU at UHS.

He served PNASA as a Board of Director. He is currently serving as Vice President for 2020-2022.

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Secretary- Lilybeth Soto, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Lilybeth Soto works PCC at the University Health system 

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Assistant Secretary- Ivy Ballesteros, MAN, RN, CPAN

Ivy  Ballesteros


Treasurer- Roselle Sadornas, MSN, RN, PCCN

Roselle is a  BSN degree from Nueva Ecija Colleges and MSN grad from Xavier University, Ohio. Currrently she is the Patient Coordinator in a telemetry unit at University Hospital.

She's now serving the PNASA as Treasurer


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Assistant Treasurer- Imee Paguio, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Auditor- Ella Tuazon, BSN, RN

Ella Tuazon is a graduate of Angeles University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She served as Clinical Instructor at the Angeles University College of Nursing for two years with a specialization in Maternal and Child Nursing.  She migrated to the US in 1987 and worked as a staff nurse at the Bronx Psychiatric Hospital, Bronx, NY.      In 1988, she moved to New Jersey and worked as a staff nurse at Riverview Medical Center in Pediatrics, Post-Partum, and Nursery for over 24 years. She has been certified as a Pediatric Nurse and has been nominated for Nursing Excellence for a number of years while working at Riverview Medical Center.

Ella has been active with the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey. She served as Corresponding Secretary of PNANJ from 1993-1995. 

In 2013, she moved to San Antonio to join her family. She's been active to PNASA since she moved to San Antonio. She served as a Secretary and a Board member. She's now the PNASA Auditor.


Board Member Romeo Albornoz, MBA, BSN, RN

Rommy is the founding president of the Philippine Nurses Association of Austin Texas



Board Member- Rachelle Ganuelas,

Rachelle Ganuelas is a graduate of 

Graduated Bachelor Science in Nursing t San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation INC ( 1996 )

Finished Master of Arts In Nursing at University of La Salette ( 2008 )

Currently Vascular Coordinator at Baptist Medical Center Surgery Department OR

Training in Perioperative Nursing 101 ( 2014 )

After Graduation Work as a company Nurse for one year

Worked as a Staff Nurse Assigned in ED, LND, General Ward for eight years

Worked at Estrella Hospital as Chief Nurse ( 2008 – 2013 )

Clinical Instructor at Olivarez College Tagaytay, Emelio Aguinaldo Dasmarinas

Worked at Cavite State University College Of Nursing as a Professor teaching Fundamentals in Nursing,

Medical Surgical Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing and Pharmacology for 8 years. That includes follow up students in various clinical areas.



Board Member- Maria Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, PhD, RN

Dr. Ma. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science  Center at San Antonio. She finished her BSN (cum laude) from Cebu State College, Cebu City, Philippines and postgraduate Honours (IIA) in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia and then her PhD from the  University of Nottingham, England, UK. Following postdoctoral stints at H. Lundbeck A/S, Denmark and at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTHSCA, she accepted the faculty post at the School of Nursing, UTHSCSA.

She was promoted to Associate Professor (from Assistant Professor) and also currently serving as Acting Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity.

She is engaged in research including, but not limited to understanding of the effects of stress on the neurobiological systems and cognition, biomarkers for posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD), mechanisms that enhance scholarly achievement among unde rgraduate and graduate health professions, students, quality and patient safety interprofessional education, and health screening projects for underserved populations. She has presented in local, national and international conferences. She has published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters receiving numerous awards for her research.

Danet has been involved with PNASA's Education and Research Committee since she became a member. She chaired the PNASA Awards Committee in 2012 organizing the first PNASA Excellence Awards.

She served as a president on 2016-2018. She's now one of the Board of Director and chair the community Service Committee.

Board Member-Elcee Cortez, BSN, RN


Elcee Cortez


Board Member- Alona Flores, BSN, RNC


Board Member- Tina Gatmaitan, MSN, RN, VA-BC

Tina is a graduate of Far Eastern University in Manila.

Finished her Master degree at the University of Incarnate Word.

President of Central Texas Vascular Access Network.(CENTEXVAN)

She served PNASA as Education Committee chair in the past.

Now Serving PNASA as one of the Board of Directors.


Board Member- Hedda Gonzalez, BSN, RN

Hedda is a graduate of Southern Island School of Nursing Cebu, City Philippines.

She served as PNASA President in 2012-2014 and hosted the PNA 33rd NationalConvention in San Antonio, Texas during her term.

Hedda volunteers her time helping deliver meals for Meals On Wheels program recipients.

Hedda owned and headed the Texas Health Quest Home Health Agency for several years.

She was a Case manager  at the University Health System for a year

She currently working at the Main Baptist Hospital as a Case Manager.

Hedda is now serving PNASA as one of the Board of Director.

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Board Member- Carmina Ridings, BSN, RN, CMSRN


Parliamentarian - Marietta T. Dela Cruz, BSN, RN

Marietta Dela Cruz is a Graduate Nurse at the University of Luzon in 1978 and BSN class 82 at Quezon City Medical Center College of Nursing. She was one of the 13 RN pioneers of the Lung Center of the Philippines. 

She left the Philippines in 1982 to join her sister in Germany, then moved to America in 1985. Marietta joined the PNASA in 1996  and served in different committees since then.

Marietta served twice as PNASA's President in 2003 - 2005 and 2005-2007. During her administration, PNASA hosted the PNAA's 6th South Central Regional Conference in 2006 held in San Antonio TX.

She was the first PNASA member to receive the Nurse Imagemaker award in 2011.

Mayet as she is fondly called works at the Emergency Room at the VA Medical Center. She is married to Medardo Dela Cruz who has been an active supporter of the organization, contributing his invaluable time and talent to PNASA.

Marietta has served PNASA in various positions including Vice President, secretary, Auditor, Board of Director chaired  the Publicity Committee leading her team in managing the PNASA website- mypnasatx.org and is the lead administrator of the PNASA's Facebook.

She's now serving as a Parliamentarian.