By Glenda B. Gutierrez
The Board of Trustees of the Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. (KKFI) elected a new member last March 22, 2018 to replace Atty. Carlos S. Cao Jr. who resigned due to his busy workload.
Mr. Reiner R. Puno is the son of the former Board member and legal counsel, Atty. Leven S. Puno. He is an active member of the Knox United Methodist Church (UMC) and other civic organizations. At present, he is the manager of MOED Inc. (printing business), Director of General Board of Communications (UMCOMM), Corporate Treasurer and Board Member of the Philippine Christian University (PCU), and member of the Board of Trustees of the Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH).
His rich experience and expertise are great assets to the KKFI. He was immediately included in the Scholarship and Personnel Committees.
On another occasion, 22 members of the Foundation attended the Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting held last April 3, 2018. The program updates and 2017 Audited Financial Report were presented. They also ratified the board resolutions of the fiscal year 2017-2018 briefly discussed the proposed new logo of the foundation. They also re-elected five members of the foundation, namely: Atty. Armando L. Suratos, Mr. David D. Gutierrez, Dr. Betty. I. Molina, Ms. Eloida Lindo and Ms. Rosella Jean M. Puno.
The AGM was followed by the meeting of the Board of Trustees that re-elected Mrs. Goodwill Y. Mercado-Lansang as Chairperson.
Ms. Goodwill Y. Mercado-Lansang has been the chairperson of KKFI since April 2016. She has a rich background in management as the chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Primera Pharma Corporation, chairperson for the Resources for the Blind, Inc. and president of the Mary Johnston Alumni Association.
She has immersed herself in the programs of KKFI by volunteering in the Manila North Cemetery and by donating medicines.
She is supported by her co-officers namely: Atty. Armando L. Suratos (Vice-Chairperson), Mrs. Ruth R. Flores (Corporate Secretary), Atty. Lourdes M. Gayao (Assistant Secretary), Mrs. Fiona A. Molina (Treasurer), Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez (Assistant Treasurer) and Mr. David D. Gutierrez (Auditor).
Like Ms. Mercado-Lansang, they have been serving as officers since April 2016.