Who We Are

A Historical Snapshot

The Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network is a professional organisation serving the Filipino nurses who are working and living outside of the Philippines.

The network was an offshoot from the international roundtable meeting of Filipino nursing leaders held at the Australian Catholic University last 17 July 2018.

This is currently the only Filipino nursing network at the international level.

Advisory Board Members


The purpose of the FiND Advisory Board is to help the organisation gains new insights and advice to solve business problems or explore new opportunities by stimulating robust, quality conversations.


The role of the advisory board is not to make decisions, but rather provide current knowledge, critical thinking and analysis to increase the confidence of the decision-makers who represent the FiND.


The Network's vision is to enhance the role and value of the Filipino nurses across the globe.


The mission of the Network is to support and connect Filipino nurses abroad.

Core Values

  • Innovative - We stimulate each other to be innovative, think outside the box and bring constructive ideas

  • Passionate - We are committed and driven to making an impact at scale

  • Excellence - We bring the best in us to deliver the highest quality work

  • Collaboration - we believe that working together toward a common goal is essential to the success of the network.

  • Knowledge Sharing - we encourage knowledge sharing as a result of our belief that all of us are smarter and more productive than any one of us.

  • Leadership - we inspire each other to achieve and grow through a shared vision and passion to excel.

  • Professional Development - we support the development of our people, association and profession through positive relationships, dynamic synergies and innovative growth opportunities.

  • Recognition - we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Filipino nurses, the network's greatest asset.

Executive Team

There are five individuals in the Executive Team.

  • Violeta Lopez (President)

  • Cindy Leigh (Director for Education)

  • Gladwin Maranon (Director for Finance)

  • Joemer Maravilla (Director for Research)

  • Irene Mayo (Director for Community Engagement)

  • Jayson Catiwa (Director/Secretary)

  • Jerome Babate (Executive Director)


The Secretariat functions as the coordinating body of the Network. The secretariat is headed by the Executive Director.


The executive committee meetings will be held at least monthly using the best available technology while the general membership meetings will be held annually using the best available technology.


The Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network is currently based in Sydney, Australia