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I have been browsing on old Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) convention and gala                 pictures, and they made me smile, wide eyes and                     gasps as I remembered some happy memories                      from 23 years of joining this prestigious, one and                   only Filipino nurses' organization in America.                      Looking back, I was an excited "newcomer," 53 years Old, three children, at my prime as a nurse-entrepreneur, looks pretty and smiling in pictures with my late husband Eddie, and wears high heels., and tagging along with past President Ampy dela Paz, who introduced me to PNAA as Board member of PNA Metro Houston, in Texas. Now, I am 76 very senior, widow, eight grandchildren, still an entrepre- still looking pretty and smiling, immediate past President of PNAA Foundation (PNAAF), from 2015 to June 2019 (two terms) and remained active paid member of PNAA and a committed PNAAF Council of Trustees.

PNAAF President's  Outgoing Message


Merlita Velasquez

PNAAF President, 2017-2019

PNAA / PNAAF 5K Run 2019
My warm greetings of gratitude to both PNAA and PNAAF.
Special Features and Events

Hotel Accommodations:

Atlanta Marriott Marquis # 404-521-0000

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303

A dedicated website is now available for all attendees to book hotel rooms online:

Room Rate: $ 189/night + taxes & fees

Whats New!

PNAAF Inducts 2019-2021 Officers and Board of Trustees

The 2019-2021 PNAAF officers and trustees were inducted in front of the General Assembly during the 40th PNAA Anniversary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This group of men and women, who took the oath of office, take their roles and responsibilities to heart. The officers have the creativity and wisdom to lead the foundation and have un- wavering faith in the hearts of the members.

The 5th International Collaborative Conference

What is collaboration? As defined by Merriam Webster is to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor. Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together to a common purpose to achieve benefit. Collaboration enables individuals to work together to achieve a defined and common purpose.

MSMT PNAAF Medical Mission

Here is the summary of  our patient census/ service activities  during our MSMT/ PNAAF medical mission at n Davao for 4 days , in 4   different towns   Jan 21-24, 2019. I would like to gratefully  acknowledge  all the good   " old " MSMT group  and the  new  volunteers  who joined us  at our very successful  2019 Medical Mission   co- sponsored  by  PNAA Foundation.

PNAA/PNAAF Legacy Building Campaign Donors

PNAA = 225,000.00, Engr. Denis and Dr. Aniceta Abobo Vista = 52,500.00, Dr. Eddie and Merlita Velasquez = 30,000.00,  Tessie Puyo Oculto = 15,000.00, PNA Michigan = 12,500.00, Engr. Precious and Alice Andam = 10,000.00

The Legacy Headquarters Quarterly Meeting Report

Ownership of the Property: The Deed of Sale was filed by Atty. Lee Lederman. The transfer of ownership from Absolute Property Management (Arthur Lauri) to the Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation, Inc. (Merlita Velasquez) was recorded in the County of Middlesex on January 8. 2019. Property Tax = the November to December 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 were included in the Closing Payments on November 26, 2018

Highlights of 39th PNAA Annual Convention

Excitement was apparent in everyone’s face as we entered the beautiful and spacious lobby of Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Hudson River in New Jersey! It was July 24, 2018 when delegates from all over the US started to arrive for the Annual Convention. Many see each other only once a year and so the scene was like a homecoming event with hugs, kisses, laughter, etc. 

On July 25, the President, Dino Doliente III convened his Executive Board with PNAAF President Merlita Velasquez and Executive Director, Annie Vista. This was his last administration meeting and final reports were presented by the Officers and Committee Chairs. The past two years were very productive and a long list of achievements was presented by the President. The afternoon was the COP (Circle of Presidents) meeting, then Regional meeting followed by the Town Hall meeting with the President.

Legacy Headquarter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Blessing

Owning a permanent home and headquarters has been a long time dream of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) and the Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (PNAAF). This year, 2018, the dream became a reality; a legacy to the Filipino Nurses.  The headquarters is located at 1346 How Lane, North Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901.

PNAAF 2017-2018 Fellowship Award Receipients

​Two Fellows were selected and each awardee will receive $1000 to support a health/nursing research activity or related scholarly project that has implication in nursing practice, education, scholarship, administration and research. The Fellowship is for a one-year period, starting in July 2017 and ending in July 2018. 

PNAA 38th National Convention and PNAAF Annual Meeting

Never before has there been a special venue such as the last 38th PNAA National Convention held at Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International. The PNAA and PNAAF once again strengthened their relationship and culminated in a meaningful and significant partnership. The event is dubbed a huge success!


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