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From left to right: International Community Health Services President and CEO Teresita Batayola; ABC’s for Global Health President and CEO, and Stanford University Professor Dr. Julieta Gabiola;

Napa County Health and Human Services Agency Deputy Director and Public Health Officer, and California State Senator Bill Dodd’s “Woman of the Year” Awardee Dr. Karen Relucio; and California Nurses Association President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is celebrating National Women’s Month in the Philippines and Women’s History Month in the United States with an online roundtable discussion, featuring some of the trailblazing Filipino American women health leaders in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Entitled “Women in Health: Leading Our Communities Out of the Pandemic and On the Road to Equity”, the Consulate’s online event will highlight the role of Filipina and Filipina American health leaders in the US Pacific Northwest in turning the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in creating a more equitable community in terms of access to healthcare.

“Amid the global health crisis and the social ills that came with it, these women leaders have not only shown excellence in their chosen careers, but have also exhibited the quintessential Filipino values of determination and resilience,” said Philippine Consul General Neil Ferrer, who will deliver his message during the online event.

The online roundtable discussion will be headlined by: Teresita Batayola, International Community Health Services (ICHS) President and CEO; Dr. Julieta Gabiola, Advocacy, Betterment, Commitment (ABC’s) for Global Health President and CEO, and Stanford University Professor; Dr. Karen Relucio, Napa County Health and Human Services Agency Deputy Director and Public Health Officer, and California State Senator Bill Dodd’s “Woman of the Year” Awardee; and Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN, California Nurses Association President.

Aileen Cassinetto, Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, will give a touching tribute to the medical front liners of the COVID-19 pandemic through community poetry.

The Consulate invites the public to watch the online roundtable discussion live on March 23 at 6:00 p.m. on its official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PHinSF. Those who wish to participate in the online event and ask questions to the speaker may register online via this link: http://tinyurl.com/wmninhealth.

The “Women in Health” online roundtable discussion follows the Consulate’s “Women in Tech” webinar in celebration of Women’s Month in 2021. The said webinar featured some of the pioneer Filipino American women entrepreneurs and innovators in Silicon Valley.

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