U.S. Board of Advisors
Mercedes Arzú Wilson of Guatemala is the founder and President of the Family of the Americas Foundation and founder and Chairman of the Board of the World Organization for the Family. Ms. Wilson has authored numerous articles, books and natural family planning programs and has participated at United Nations conferences in Cairo, Copenhagen, Beijing, Istanbul, and Rome. She is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
The Honorable Trent Franks (R-AZ) is serving his fourth term in the United States Congress, representing the Second District of Arizona. He serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, where he is the ranking member of the Constitution Subcommittee. He is an active member of the Republican Study Committee and is an Executive Committee Member of the Tom Lantos Congressional Human Rights Commission, co-founder and co-chairman of the International Religious Freedom Caucus. Congressman Franks also serves on a host of task force and caucus groups, including the House Working Group on Judicial Accountability, the Education Freedom Caucus, the House Working Group on Waste, Fraud and Abuse, the Liberty Caucus, the Human Rights Caucus, the India Caucus, the Anti-Terrorism Caucus, and is co-founder of the Israel Allies Caucus (IAC).
Cecile Motus is the former Assistant Director for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairsat the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ms. Motus worked with the Peace Corps in the Philippines to initiate programs in Western Samoa, Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea. She holds a Master of Arts degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Hawaii and the East-West International Center in Honolulu. Born in the Philippines, she has a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of San Carlos in Cebu and is a graduate of Redford High School, Detroit, where she was an American Field Service exchange student.
Al Santoli, Director and President of the Asia-America Initiative. Mr. Santoli is a noted specialist on human rights, social development and security issues. Since 2002, his non-profit Development for Peace in Sulu program in the Muslim Mindanao region is among the most successful community development and terrorism deterrence programs in East Asia. AAI humanitarian relief projects, such has earthquake relief for Pakistan, are models of Inter-Faith humanitarian intervention in areas of religious conflict. He is the editor of the Asia America Initiative's China In-Focus and Asia In-Focus e-publications.
Directors & Officers
Member, Board of Directors, General Counsel, Joseph G. Cosby, Esq.
Mr. Cosby is a highly skilled litigator with over 17 years experience in Washington D.C. He serves as general counsel to several boards of directors promoting humantarian assistance internationally and domestically. Mr. Cosby has appeared on BBC and his writing has been published in Catholic World Report and First Things. Mr. Cosby is also an adjunct facility member of Columbia School of Law at Catholic University. Mr. Cosby has been awarded the Pope John Paul II's Service and Solidarity Award. He has been member of the Knights of Malta. He is also a member of the Vatican FoundationCentismus Annus Pro Pontifice. He is married to Eileen Macapanas Cosby.
Founder, Board of Directors, President, Eileen Macapanas Cosby
Ms. Macapanas Cosby is an entrepreneur with a background in organizational development and training management. Mrs. Cosby is also a writer and speaker on human rights issues such as human trafficking, women's issues and Christian spirituality. Her publications include co-authorship of two books and articles in the secular and Catholic press. She has appeared on ABC, EWTN, Focus on the Family television and radio shows. She has taught psychology at Francisan University of Steubenville and Lamar University. Along with Jackie Fernandez Cruz and Fr. John Conway, Mrs. Cosby founded the Filipino Family Fund with her husband, Joseph Cosby in 2005 in a response for more solidarity by clergy and lay leaders in the Philippines.
Board of Directors, Vice-President, Marylou Gonzalez
Mrs. Gonzalez is businesswoman in the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. Her background includes international ministry in the U.S. and the Philippines. She is one of the founders of Our Lady of Antipolo Ministry who helped to build the Shrine of Our Lady of Antipolo near Manila by mobilizing communities across the U.S. Her gift of song has been shared at Papal Masses, the National Shrine and several parishes in the Washington D.C area. She is married to Vince Gonzalez and is the mother of five.
Technology Officer, Chistopher Cruz, BA- M.S.N
Mr. Cruz is a nurse and healthcare informational technology specialist who is from Archdiocese of San Francisco. He is Filipino born and bred and along with his wife, Jackie, helped to establish the Fund as response to the need of the Church in the Philippines. He is the father of three.
Filipino Family Fund, Inc. - U.S.
Attn: Joseph Cosby, Esq
1909 K Street, Suite 500
Washington D.C. 20006
(703) 314 - 3020