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Our Core Members

The Center for Babaylan Studies is led by a dedicated group of volunteers of Philippine ancestry. They are a diverse, multi-disciplinary collective bringing together a multitude of skills, talents, experiences, and knowledge. They are academics, artists, grassroots organizers, social workers, activists, spiritual workers/healers, teachers/educators, mothers, daughters, aunts, and more. They come from a legacy of past volunteer core members (which include the Center's founders), and devote countless hours of their time, expertise, and energy to create engaging programming, meaningful content, and contribute to powerful local and international movements, both in their personal and professional lives, as well as to advance the mission of the Center for Babaylan Studies.

Jen Maramba

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Jana Lynne Umipig

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Joanna La Torre

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Olivia Sawi

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Vanessa Ramalho

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Christina Verano Sornito Carter


Orion Camero

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Aimee Gomez

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S. Lily Mendoza

Executive Director

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Past Core Members

Our deepest gratitude and love to all of the powerful and dedicated kapwa who have served and supported CfBS in varying capacities over the years.

Amala Tala ('19-'21)

Mary Hernandez

Lizae Cervantes Reyes (-’17)
Mila Anguluan-Coger (-’15)

Lane Wilcken (’14)
Venus Herbito (’14)
Frances Santiago (’14)
Lorial Crowder (’09-’13)
Karen Pennrich (’10-’11)
Grace Villarin Dueñas ()
Maileen Hamto ()

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