2023 Officers & Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing procedures and formulating policies for PACCGA.
Jane B. Rolen (Mary Jane Basilio-Rolen) is a Management and Program Analyst for the Center for Automation, Security and Integrity, (CASI), Social Security Administration (SSA) in the Atlanta Region. Jane began her SSA career as a Claims Representative in 1998, under the Outstanding Scholar Program. During the 2003 National Leadership Development Program (LDP), she held a number of responsible positions including Operations Supervisor, Labor Relations Specialist, Management Analyst, Team Leader for Civil Rights, and Executive Assistant to the Regional Commissioner prior to her selection as CASI’s Management and Program Analyst. Jane is the recipient of numerous awards in her career, including but not limited to: * 2022 and 2021 Performance Awards * The 2019 Regional Commissioner’s Citation Award * The 2014 Regional Commissioner’s Citation Team Award * The 2011 Commissioner’s Citation In her community work, Jane is the recipient of the following awards: * 2022 Georgia Asian Times (GAT) Most Influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in GA; * 2021 Georgia Asian Times (GAT) Most Influential Asian Americans in GA; * 2017 Empowered Women Honoree from the National Federation of Filipino American Association (NaFFAA). * 2013 APAs Making Waves Preservation Award from the Asian Pacific American Historical Society. * 2012 APA Community Leadership Award from OCA-Georgia. * 2007 “Who’s Who in the Asian Communities” from the WWAAC Alliance Foundation. Jane is the Advisor for the Board of Directors for Galing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization promoting English literacy in the Philippines. She is also the first Filipino podcaster of “Usapang Pinoy,” produced by Georgia Asian Times.
Martin Gustilo is the CEO and owner of Manila Mart in the State of Georgia. As CEO, Martin's responsibility includes bringing services and food products of the Philippines to the Filipino-American community of Georgia. He aims to bring the taste and culture of the Philippines to the southern states. Martin was born in Banga, Aklan and came to the US when he was 8 years old. He attended Rowan University, University of the Arts, and Temple University Rome, Italy. After college, Martin traveled in Europe, South America and Asia. Before taking over Manila Mart in 2011, Martin ran several other businesses, including designing, outsource manufacturing and sales. He aspires to bring awareness of the Filipino culture to the southern states with his business and community volunteer work.
Director, Public Relations
Bernadette Golub is the glue that holds her friends and family together. She is the owner of JBeauty Arts and the artist behind the beautiful faces of many Filipinas (Pinays) in Metro-Atlanta, Georgia. She is a licensed permanent make-up artist, specializing in eyebrow, eyeliner and lip blush. She is also a traveling staff member of Clover Leaf Production, bringing Filipino entertainers close to the Filipino-American community. Her gentle and genuine interest in people has turned clients into friends and captured the hearts of many local and foreign prominent figures, like Jessa Zaragoza and Vina Morales. She is married to Glenn Golub, They reside in Cumming Georgia. She has two grown children, Joey Brandell and Jessica Belle, both of who reside in the Philippines.
Director, Finance and Administrative and Interim Treasurer
Clarissa Uhl, SRS, MRP, e-PRO, ABR, GRI, REALTOR ® for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. Formerly, Clarissa Azarcon, born in Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila, and a Master in Administrative Sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey. She has 28 years of Municipal Finance experience, with ten years as Chief Financial Officer. She retired in 2014 and relocated to Newnan, Georgia in August 2015, then to Senoia, Georgia, in October 2016. She joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties in October 2015. Clarissa is also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2667 Auxiliary. She spends most of her time volunteering for the VFW, Coweta County, Georgia, and the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. She loves traveling and meeting new people along the way. She loves baking and trying new cuisine from different countries.
Director, Membership and Member Services
Arlene Dizon was born in Bulacan, Philippines and migrated to Canada in 1987 with her parents and three siblings. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she spent most of her career as a partner of the largest student travel company. She later decided to take a leap of faith and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2015. For many years, Arlene’s passion was to work with dogs, and she opened a dog-training and boarding facility. Her mission was to educate people about dog behavior and bridge the communication gap between the owner and the dog, with the goal of a better quality of life. Arlene is also truly an entrepreneur at heart. She became a real estate investor twelve years ago which led her to become a real estate professional. Currently, she runs a successful real estate business that includes investing, property management and working with buyers and sellers. Arlene’s professionalism, genuine enthusiasm for real estate and delivering the highest level of customer service sets her apart. When Arlene is not working, she is riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle. As the founder of a female motorcycle group “The Litas Lake Lanier”, she encourages women from all walks of life to get out of their comfort zone and build a community to foster camaraderie among female riders. She is excited to join the PACCGA Board of Directors and to make an impact and cultivate and empower Filipino- American entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals and students to attain their full potential.
Director, Audit Committee
Marites “Tess” Redding was born in Manila, Philippines. She is the eldest among twelve children of Manuel B. Mondala and Jovita Mondala. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, major in English, as well as a Juris Doctor (Bachelor of Laws) from the Philippine Law School. When she immigrated to the United States, she studied at Kennesaw State University and completed a Paralegal Certificate and a Human Resources Certificate. She also completed her Master of U.S. Laws (LL.M.) from Florida Coastal School of Law. Tess retired from the Supreme Court of the Philippines as a Legal Researcher. Her first job in Georgia was a Paralegal, and then subsequently retired as a Criminal Justice Specialist. She is planning to take the Bar Examination to be a full-pledged attorney in the U.S.
Rebecca Redondo Eide
Director, Community Affairs
Rebecca Redondo Eide is a highly skilled computer programmer with an impressive educational background. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she migrated to the US in October 2011. Rebecca completed her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics majoring in Computer Programming at Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She then went on to earn her Master's in Liberal Arts at Technological University of the Philippines, where she honed her critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. Throughout her career, Rebecca has worked for top companies in the Philippines such as National Bookstore and Banco De Oro where she implemented new system technology, she was a former IT Site Lead at Convergys Philippines, now known as Concentrix handled different Business Units from telecom to banking from the US. Her exceptional contributions to the industry have earned her recognition and praise from her colleagues and peers. In addition to her professional achievements, Rebecca is passionate about giving back to her community and positively impacting the Fil-Am Community in GA. She enjoys spending time with her family, , and volunteering at local community events. She was a former mountaineer, likes exploring new places, she loves to cook, and she also likes to sing. With her impressive skill set and dedication to her craft, Rebecca is sure to continue making an impact in the technology industry for years to come.
Eleanor Mae Pascual
A Georgia resident since 1979, Eleanor Mae Pascual joined PACCGA in 2008 and served in various PACCGA leadership roles, including as President in 2014 and 2015. She worked as a corporate and litigation paralegal for 28 years, then retired in 2017. After several years of traveling and spending time with her growing brood of grandchildren, she embarked on a second career as a financial advisor. She is now a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with North Star Resource Group, an independent financial services firm. Volunteerism and community service are a way of life for Eleanor. She is passionate about raising awareness about the importance of civic engagement, particularly among the Asian-American immigrant communities, and takes an active role in voter registration drives and citizenship clinics. Eleanor is married to Alex Pascual, a structural engineer, and they are blessed with three children and eleven grandchildren. Community Involvement: Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (PACCGA) – 2014 and 2015 President Makabayan Georgia, Inc. – Community Affairs Director Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC-GA) – 2017 President Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta (Fil-Am) – 2007 President WWAAC Alliance Foundation, Inc. – Corporate Advisory Board Member Philippine American Center in Georgia (PACG) – Board Member 2010 and 2020 Census – Chairperson, Filipino Complete Count Committee (Georgia) Recognized by Georgia Asian Times as one of 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia (2008, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Recipient of Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta’s 2015 Community Champion Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient of 2016 State Farm Volunteer of the Year Award
Director, Programs and Events and Interim Secretary
Serita Taylor earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. In addition, Serita holds a degree in Masters of Business Administration and graduated top of her class from Underwood University, where she is an adjunct professor. In her commencement speech, she reminded her fellow graduates that the power of vision propels the human spirit to extraordinary levels. Serita was a transplant from San Francisco to Atlanta in 1998. Her community outreach spans over two decades, serving international students from local universities as a friendship partner through InterFace. She also began outreach at Clarkston, Georgia, collecting food and books for an afterschool program in a refugee settlement. She became a self-supporting local missionary as a Job Developer for Friends of Refugees and World Relief. Her passion for serving low-income minorities continued when she received an invitation from Meals on Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) to become Program Administrator for owner-occupied home rehabilitation programs that serve low-income households and supports aging in place.
Director, Trade, Tourism and Investment
Al grew up in Toronto, Canada. After moving to the U.S. in 1994, he developed a passion for golf, poker, and gardening. After spending countless hours perfecting his golf swings, reading his opponents' tells, and nurturing his plants, he learned the value of patience, discipline, and hard work. After completing his education in Information Technology and gathering over 25 years of experience, Al decided to start his own company called Tech Hub Solutions LLC, leveraging on his expertise to provide cutting-edge solutions to businesses across the U.S. Combining technical skills with his entrepreneurial spirit, Al has worked tirelessly to grow Tech Hub, building a reputation for innovation, reliability, and customer service. He also decided to join PACCGA to help not just his own business but other Filipino-owned businesses and other small businesses in Georgia thrive and become successful. Despite the challenges of running a business, Al always finds time to pursue his hobbies, whether it is playing a round of golf with friends, hosting a poker night, or tending to his garden. For Al, these activities were not just a way to relax, but a way to stay grounded and focused, reminding him of the values that have guided him throughout his life.
Anne Marie Logarta
Anne Marie is an attorney and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional with U.S. and international experience in contracts, commercial, trade & investments and business matters. She started her legal career in the Philippines, relocated to Singapore to head the Asia Pacific Region Legal Department of a Fortune 500 company and moved to Atlanta in 2002 to join the Corporate Legal Department. Anne Marie volunteers with the Filipino-American community. 2021 – Current: Legal Counsel, PACCGA. 2019 – 2020: President, PACCGA. 2019 – 2021: Chairperson, Kalayaan Atlanta which organizes the annual Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Metro-Atlanta. 2022 – Head, Kalayaan Atlanta Sponsorships Committee. In 2019, Anne Marie was a Community Awardee of Georgia Asian Times “25 Most Influential Asian Americans” in Georgia. Anne Marie is an alumna of the University of the Philippines Diliman with a B.A. (Political Science) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.). and Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX with a Master of Laws (LL.M). She also attended Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers in Cambridge, MA and the Academy of American and International Law in Plano, TX. Anne Marie is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and the Philippines. Anne Marie was born and grew up in Manila. Her family is originally from Cebu-Bohol-Iloilo. She is a member of the Georgia-based hikers’ group, Pinoy Adventurers League.