Board of Trustees

The AFS International Board of Trustees, a diverse group representing over a dozen countries, works in conjunction with our Partners and volunteers worldwide to realize our goal of providing the world’s youth with secure avenues of intercultural exchange.
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Rahiema B. Guerra (Bonnie)

President, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Hector Y. Dimacali

Vice President, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Armieyah D. Ayob

Secretary, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Arturo B. Valdez

Trustee, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Atty. Ernesto R. Sotto Jr.

Trustee, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Hon. Jose Mari G. Pelaez (Joey)

Trustee, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Edilberto I. Dames Jr.

Trustee, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Jose Carlou B. Odchigue

Trustee, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

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Shekainah Shamma L. Santiago

Trustee, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

Staff

AFS IPP Staff supports our volunteers, and enable exchanges to succeed by working together to ensure that the highest quality experiences are afforded to all participants and host families. The staff at AFS International provide worldwide support, quality control and development of the more than 50 AFS Partners across the globe.
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Armieyah Ayob (Mae),
Director

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Zonnette Villavelez,
Finance Manager

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Jaspher Aguilar,
Admin & Logistics Support / Travel & Visa Coordinator

Programs Team

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Ramil Tolledo (Ram),
Programs Support, Orientations and Training

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Kathrina Tansengco (Kath),
18- Sponsored Programs Specialist

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Joshua Toquero (Josh),
18- Non-Sponsored Programs Specialist

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Janica Solis (Jaja),
18+  Programs Specialist

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Ma. Theresa Borile (Tessa),
18+  Programs Support

Volunteer and Community Development

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Geraldine Cortez (Gera),
Volunteer and Community Development Support

Marketing and Communications Team

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Clea Rillera,
Marketing Specialist

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Jeka Bringas,
Creative Design Specialist

Meet our fab interns & fellows

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Rae Jireh Vinatyen (Jai),
Volunteer and Community Development, Alumni – Intern

“One thing I have learned in AFS, that I know I could apply in every aspect of my life, is that I should be sticking to my roots while understanding the difference. In that way, I could advocate peace and avoid conflict”

Rae Jireh Vintayen (Jai) 🇵🇭

Intern