From the desk of the President
PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAAN
It is such a privilege for me to be up here to salute all of you, our esteemed guests, valued members, families, and friends. Thank you for being here to celebrate with us.
Carol Robles has been inspiring us to be the LIGHT these last two years and will be a very tough act to follow. But that tall challenge, I also consider a great privilege. I am humbled to lead this already high-performing organization and pray that I can move our association to even greater heights. I assure you that my fellow officers and I will never take for granted this opportunity to Make a DIFFERENCE.
For some who ask the question, why have a Philippine Nurses Association when our general goals are similar to other associations? We all want to advance nursing, health, and health care. What makes us unique? We have our association because we, Filipino nurses, have a collective desire to share our unparalleled passion and dedication to serve. Because only we understand our unique cultural challenges, when navigating through this extremely difficult and demanding profession. And because we must band together to find our place and get the recognition, visibility, and support earned by our valuable contribution.
The Philippine Nurses Association of Metropolitan DC, Inc.’s (PNAMDC) is steadfast in its commitment to contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society as stated in its mission statement. PNAMDC, through all its Medical -Surgical/Dental missions since 2001 has led and engaged its nurse members and non-medical personnel to serve as volunteers in charitable aid for the health and welfare of local communities and the underserved population in the Philippines. PNAMDC, to date, has conducted 18 successful medical missions. Together with volunteers, in close collaboration and partnership with the local community host, PNAMDC has consistently delivered compassionate, free medical care to several thousands of disenfranchised and vulnerable people living in various rural areas in the Philippines.