(referred herein to as “the Board”)
- The Board shall be the representative body of the Organization and as such shall hold and manage all funds and activities of the Organization in accordance with the Constitution and By-laws governing these matters. The activities of the Organization shall be managed by the Board that shall be composed of ten (10) trustees. They shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Auditor, Assistant Auditor, Public Relations Officer, and the Immediate Past President (Ex-Officio).
- The Board has the responsibility to provide appropriate guidance in all of the Organization matters and will act in behalf of the members. It is the responsibility of the Board to review the activities, accomplishments, and financial status of the Organization and to ensure proper and just management of operations.
- The members of the Board have the responsibility for the final acceptance of new member and designated alternates. The duties and functions of the various committee chairs (see Consti, Art. VIII, Sec.1) shall be determined from time to time by the Board.
- The members of the Board shall serve the Organization for a term of three (3) years (see Consti, Art.V, Sec. 4).
Miguel Martin N. Moreno II, MD, CBP, IFBA PC, LSSYB
Founding and Re-elected President, Lifetime Member
BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc.,
Dr. Moreno, now retired, was the Biosafety Officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City & Global City. He was Chair of both the Institutional Biosafety Committee and the R&B Biosafety Review Committee until his retirement. He is an alumnae of the Philippine Advanced Biosafety Officers Training (PhABOT) Batch 1, (2011), a member of the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association and a co-founder of- and performed as Founding Secretary of the Philippine Biosafety and Biosecurity Association for 7 years.
DocMartin, as he is fondly called by his colleagues, is the Founding and Re-elected President of the BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc. (BRAP2015), Chair of the BRAP Technical Working Group, Course Developer and Faculty for the UP-NIH-led BEP PhABOT, a peer-reviewer for the Philippine Journal of Pathology and a member of the Philippines’ Department of Health’s Technical Working Group for the development of the Philippine Manual of Standards and Guidelines for Biosafety and Biosecurity.
Dr. Moreno’s current main focus is to assess, mitigate upon and monitor regularly the biological risks in all diagnostic, teaching and research laboratories nationwide. This is the second term of Dr. Moreno as BRAP President.
Ronaldo E. Puno, RMT, MHA-H
Vice-President, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc., Founding BRAP Treasurer, Lifetime Member
Mr. Ronaldo E. Puno, is the immediate past president of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET).
He earned his baccalaureate degree of BS Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas as full academic state scholar and his Master in Business Administration, major in Healthcare degree from Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business.
He spent over two decades as Chief Medical Technologist in private practice in his own Clinical Laboratory – PROLAB Diagnostics. It is complemented by his meaningful involvement in various government agencies such as the Department of Health and Commission on Higher Education. He is also actively involved in different international organizations such as the ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (AACLS) and International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) among others.
His areas of interest include Laboratory Management System, Quality Assurance, Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Microscopy.
Leila Lany M. Florento, RMT, PhD
Secretary, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc.,
Founding Secretary, Lifetime Member
Dr. Florento, now retired, was the Manager of Biological Sciences Department, Medical Affairs Division of United Laboratories, Inc.
She is actively involved in Medical Technology organization and its linkages both locally and internationally. She is currently the Secretary of Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (AAMLS), immediate past president of ASEAN Association of
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (AACLS), former president of Radioisotope Society of the Phils., and a former president of Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. (PAMET).
Dr. Florento is a member of the Technical Working Group and Task Force of National Framework of the National Health Laboratory Network in the Philippines. She was formerly the chair of Technical Committee of Medical Technology Education and member of Technical Panel for Health Professional Education and member of CHED Regional Quality Assessment Team.
Ariel Angelo B. Aquino
Asst. Secretary, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc., Founding Asst. Secretary, Lifetime Member
Ariel is currently a journal editor for Wiley-Blackwell and Elsevier, where he handles internationally accepted scientific, medical, technical, and scholarly articles. He is the module developer and the editor of the Biosafety Training Courses of St. Luke’s Biosafety Academy in which he also served as an editor of the St. Luke’s Healthcare Journal & at present, Copy editor of Dr. Moreno’s numerous Seminars/Workshops modules.
Sir Ariel to all of us, was a recipient of a BEP CRDF Global grant to present BRAP in a poster session in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association Annual Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
In the meantime, you can spot him on his WordPress and Twitter (but always with his perpetually wind-swept tousled hair).
Luella A. Vertucio, RMT
Treasurer, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc., Founding Auditor, Lifetime Member
Presently a member of the Providence Hospital Inc. Risk and Safety Management and Waste Management Committees, she is also an affiliate of the Philippine Advisory Committee of the American Society of Clinical Pathology- International (ASCPi), a council member of the Asean Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (AACLS), and an assessor and auditor for ISO 15189 –Laboratory – PAO –DTI.
Earning her baccalaureate degree in BS Medical Technology from Centro Escolar University, Ms. Luella has been practicing her profession as a Registered Medical Technologist for almost twenty five years. Within these years she handled Blood Banking Section and Hematology Section as Section Supervisor before becoming the Chief Medical Technologist of De Los Santos Medical Center – Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is currently the Chief Medical Technologist and Laboratory Manager at the Providence Hospital Inc. – Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Miss Luella is a former officer and board member of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET).
Michaella B. Sayo, RMT
Asst. Treasurer, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc.
Oliver Shane R. Dumaoal, RMT, MSMRT, CBO, IFBA PCDVM
Auditor, BioRisk Association of the Philippines
Larry Jay B. Langaman, RMT
Asst. Auditor, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc.
Mr. Langaman is a Davao-based Medical Technologist certified by PRC and ASCP. He previously held managerial positions of various ancillary units prior to his early retirement from hospital operations for 16 years. He currently manages a Water Testing Laboratory and holds key positions for professional organizations such as PAMET, BRAP and RLN-DOH.
Prior to joining BRAP, he actively supports Biosafety and Biosecurity advocacies particularly in Mindanao area.
Louie Berlin C. Cadao, RMT, IFBA PC
PRO, BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc.
Mr. Louie Berlin C. Cadao is the current Chairman of Biosafety Committee of St Luke’s Global City and the Vice President of Philippine Society for Histotechnology.
He earned his baccalaureate degree of BS Medical Technology from University of Santo Tomas and took a Basic Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management and vast training on histopathology, cytology and immunohistochemistry both local and abroad.
He is currently spending over a decade as chief medical technologist for surgical pathology and phlebotomy section in St Luke’s Medical Center Global City. He is also one of the receivers of Asean grants to be certified biosafety practitioner by International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) and NFS Biosafety Cabinet Field Certifier Basic Accreditation Program. He is also a certified International Biological substance shipper on IATA standard and a certified safety officer 2 (SO2) practitioner on BOSH by DOLE.
His areas of interest include laboratory management system, surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, phlebotomy, biosafety and occupational health safety standards.