A Warm Welcome
From The New President

Hello and Mabuhay to PACC-DC, the only organization in the DC Metro area committed to creating business opportunities that educate, support, and connect fellow Philippine-Americans. 

With a local population of more than 100k Filipino residents, it pays in dividends to be around like-minded entrepreneurs whose roots run as deep. If you are not already a member, we warmly invite you to become the next Philippine-American success story.

As the new President of PACC-DC, I am focused on creating opportunities for members seeking to promote their business, while working to make their American Dream come true. Whether it is staging a networking event, seminar, or simply a conversation at the right place and the right time, exceeding your expectations is our goal.

Our top priority is relaunching our online presence with a strong, unified Filipino-American voice, stocked with meaningful, relevant content for our business members. It's also creating a platform for our members to advertise to the community.

For the news you want, the discounts you need, and double the memberships in the next fiscal year, become a member today and lock in your rate for 12-months.

$250 for businesses with 11-50 employees
$150 for businesses with 2-10 employees
$75 for individuals/professionals (over 30)
$50 for individuals involved in a non-profit

$25 students and young professionals (under 30)

To Continued Success, 
Cristina Sison, PACC-DC President



Our Team


Cristina Sison President
Vice President, Compass Real Estate
Principal, Sison Homes
Michael San Juan Vice President
Executive Director, Always Best Care of Arlington, VA
Olma Inocentes Public Relations Officer
Owner/Co-Founder, The OMLLI Group, LLC
Thrina Lim Treasurer
Crest Advanced Dry Cleaners
Francis Faina Secretary
EA, Time Warner Inc.
Principal, Vizual Interactive Productions, LLC
Eugene Cunanan Director of Membership
Fairway Independent Morgage Corp.
Christina Valenzuela Auditor
Four Accounting
James Lindo Social Media Manager
Collab & Create
Kristoff Inocentes Webmaster & Designer
KAJI Design Studio

Board Members

Juliette Barredo
Executive Director, Veterans Pantry
Co-Founder/Owner, Optimize Media Marketing
John Cabrera
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, CF Alliance Insurance
Peter Thieman
Attorney, Dentons
James Mata
President, Maryland Premiere Exteriors
Robert Llames
President, Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Joey Alexander Lim
General Manager/Partner, Crest Advanced Dry Cleaners
Jef Salonga
CEO, Homeland Construction, Inc.
Rene Calandria
Owner/Chief Editor, Pinoy Herald


1993-1995: Roger Saplan (founding president)

1995-1997: Klaus Buntua

1997-1999: Celia P. Donahue

1999-2001: Peter P. Thieman

2001-2003: Carmen L. Stull

2003-2005: Carl Abella

2005-2007: Mitzi Pickard

2007-2009: Joe Fernandez

2009-2013: John Philip Cabrera

2013-2017: Rene Calandria

2018-2020: Cristina Sison (current president)