A Warm Welcome
From The New President


         Cristina sison

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 1-10 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
Melvin Enderes Vice President
Owner/CEO, Vortex
Michael San Juan Public Relations Officer
Executive Director, Always Best Care of Arlington, VA
Sheila Bustamante Treasurer
OR Nurse, Kaiser
Principal, Bust A Move Entertainment, LLC
Francis Faina Secretary
EA, Time Warner Inc.
Principal, Vizual Interactive Productions, LLC

Board Members

Juliette Barredo
Executive Director, Veterans Pantry
Co-Founder/Owner, Optimize Media Marketing
John Cabrera
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, CF Alliance Insurance
Judith Mitchell
Owner/Co-Founder, Mastercraft Floors
Peter Thieman
Attorney, Dentons
James Mata
President, Maryland Premiere Exteriors
Robert Llames
President, Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
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)