|Executive Director & BoD Secretary
Ellene Sana is a human rights cum solidarity activist for many years and is now full time in migrants rights advocacy. As a solidarity activist, she was active in the movement for independence and democracy in East Timor and Burma and in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. As migrants rights activist and executive director of CMA, she serves as resource person, trainor and facilitator in many forums on migration issues, both in country and overseas. She is a civil engineer by profession and has been building bridges of solidarity across nations and peoples.
Treasurer and board member:
Jun is active in promoting and soliciting support for TEATRO Balagtas ng Pandacan, a community-based theater group for the youth of Pandacan, Manila, where Jun comes from.
Rene Nachura is a consultant to many non-government organizations (NGOs) and peoples’ organizations in the area of organizational development and training. He is now concurrent chairperson of the Initiatives for Participatory Governance, Samar (IPGS) and the Philippine Network of Rural Development Institutes (Philnet-RDI). Rene was based in the United States in the 1980s, where he served as chair of the Philippine Center for Immigrant Rights (PhilCIR) and as consultant for the Church Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippine (CCHRP).
Malu Padilla works in the Capacity Building, Social Performance and Finance Analysis Department of Oikocredit International; She is also Programme Coordinator at Transcode Programme (Transnational Synergy for Cooperation and Development). In the past, she was active (and still volunteers) in the Amsterdam—based Commission for Filipino Migrant Workers.
Areas of Expertise: Management, migration and development, gender, women and human rights
Orlando Quesada Served in various capacities in strengthening the trade union movement in the Philippines; Served as Chief of Staff of Akbayan! Representative Mario Aguja in the House of Representatives; was executive director of Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN). He also served as Executive Committee member and coordinator for Asia and Pacific Region, International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations (IFWEA) and Project Coordinator, Global Network-Asia. He is currently the regional coordinator for South-East Asia and China for Trade Union Solidarity Centre Finland. (2004-present)
Volunteer Legal Counsel:
Atty. Henry S. Rojas
He is Attorney-at-Law and Policy Research and Development Specialist whoese areas of expertise include: Overseas Migration Issues, Overseas Absentee Voting, Human Rights and Migrant Rights, Issues on Judicial and Social Reforms and General Practice of Law (litigation, corporate law, civil law, labor law, etc.).