FCCA Board Members

Camille Katigbak

Board Chair

Co-Founder of Memorable Creations Inc. and Katigbak Technologies and as of present, the Director of Marketing for the MSS at the University of Lethbridge. Graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic with a Legal Assistant Diploma and is currently obtaining her Business Management Degree (General Management) at the University of Lethbridge. Camille co-founded multiple businesses and has increased the brand awareness of both small and large organizations through utilization of creative marketing strategies and bleeding-edge technologies, applications and programs.

Joy Tajanlangit

Vice Chair

An embodiment of guts and grit, Joy migrated to Canada in 1997 and thrived to become a successful sales professional and an entrepreneur.

She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1998, joining multi-national companies such as AstraZeneca Canada and Eli Lilly Canada in various therapeutic areas. She has also been involved in successful product launches and has garnered sales awards in her career with Eli Lilly in the area of Oncology. It is in Oncology where she found fulfillment in her profession, learning more about cancer and how medicines prolong the life of cancer patients.

Currently, she is an Oncology Account Specialist for Ipsen BioPharmaceuticals, a company that manufactures Rx&D products for rare tumours and rare diseases.

Aside from her profession, Joy and her family own Manila Convenience Store located in South Calgary. The store offers Filipino grocery, money remittance and is an affiliate of Mango Travel and Tours. Their business also includes direct selling of utilities and essential services to residential and business customers.

Joy is also embarking on another adventure being a Certified Coach Practitioner and is looking forward to empowering women to be the best version of themselves someday. She is a proud single parent to her beautiful daughter, Ella.

Jane Vedar

Chief Financial Officer

Co-founder of FV & Associates, Jane is a dedicated accounting professional that brings to her firm her wealth of knowledge and experience in financial reporting and analysis from a wide range of industries. Jane spent over 10 years working in the corporate world in progressive positions. Prior to this role, she enjoyed a career with Calgary Flames & Calgary Stampeders (Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation) and currently works for H&R Transport as a Financial Accountant.

Jane and her husband Klinton owned and operated a garment manufacturing business before moving to Canada in 2006. They are about to open a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, Chatime, in Marda Loop and a fitness franchise gym, 30 Minute Hit, in the community of Sagehill in a couple of months.

With this experience, Jane understands what it takes to help entrepreneurs succeed in their business. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is actively pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

FCCA Governance

Directors of governance are responsible for governing the Filipino Chamber of Commerce Alberta  (FCCA) organization by utilizing and regulating influence to direct and control the actions and affairs of the board members and others. The governance is accountable for the performance and conformance of the organization.

Joel Pagkatipunan

Director of Governance

Description coming soon. Stay tuned!

External Affairs

With a wide range of responsibilities, the main duty of FCCA’s external affairs is external relations. Managing relationships with external stakeholders. Cultivate relationships with Filipino businesses, donors and other funding bodies with strategic focus.

Brian Morales

Director of External Affairs

Brian Morales was born and raised in Montréal, Québec to parents from Mindanao, Philippines and has proudly called Alberta home since 2012.

With a bottomless curiosity for his Philippine heritage, an avid traveller, 15+ years volunteering for Philippine-based community development and 10+ years leadership experience in network marketing, Brian Co-Founded Adventure with Purpose, a social enterprise travel agency aimed at reducing global poverty through business.

A strong advocate for Social Enterprise, Brian has spoken in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Florida and Manila. He is driven to bridge local and global stakeholders for the socio-economic growth of Canada.

Michael Siervo

Committee Member of External Affairs

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Michael quickly grew up admiring the Filipino work ethic. He graduated from the University of Toronto with Honours in Management & Economics and quickly rose through the ranks at some of the top wealth management companies in North America. In 2007, he was part of the team that revolutionized retirement thinking. With over $1 Billion in sales the first year, this became the most successful product launch in Canadian history.

Michael has held Director, Vice President and leadership roles in four of the top Fortune 500 Companies. Currently, he is the District Vice President of the largest Asset Management Firm in Canada. He is also the CEO of Vosier Enterprises, a private conglomerate ranging from Real Estate, Investments and Restaurant ventures.

Having served as Board of Director for several local charities, Michael is dedicated to community work and philanthropy. He is currently the benefactor of the Michael and Vivienne Siervo Scholarship Fund and has sponsored countless causes within the Filipino Community.

Marketing and Communication

Responsible for managing digital communications, brand presence and technologies. The communication and marketing board’s obligation is to represent FCCA’s diversity, creativity and passion to the community. 

Amy Lo

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION​

Amy Lo is a Supply Chain Management professional, currently working in a reputable company in the oil and gas industry. Amy currently handles material requisitions in collaboration with the engineering systems and purchasing department to manage the efficient flow of materials from logistics, verification process and scheduling. Amy has an acquired certification from Mount Royal University in Supply Chain Management.

Amy has an extensive background in Business Administration, taken from DeVry Institute of Technology. Her administrative experience revolved around the oil and gas industry for over 15 years. Her early days in administration started in natural gas land marketing real estate, then progressively wore many hats in administrative roles supporting EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) companies. Amy had opportunities to be an executive assistant to COO’s and CFO’s of major oil and gas companies in Calgary. From being the jill of all trades in administration. She developed skills and expertise in records management and business analytics, Amy’s hard work, wit, and readiness to learn gave her an extensive experience in data analysis, project management and supply chain. Amy supported several major projects in the oil and gas industry in Canada.

Amy is also an entrepreneur. Amy’s personal growth, rise from adversity, strong work ethic, and business integrity gained trust from an investor in building a small business from her ideas. Amy is the founder of Social Booth YYC, which created a name of its own in the events business.

Amy and her husband, Joven Bautista recently launched their own marketing agency Phoenix Marketing and Digital Design in 2019. Amy’s exposure to entrepreneurship enabled her aspirations in marketing, elevated her personal development, creativity, coaching, and philantropy. She’s made her way into networking and made strong relationships in reputable entrepreneur organizations such as Startup Grind Calgary, and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary. Her acceptance to be part of FCCA is from her continous desire to grow and be part of a community organization that supports her roots of filipino culture, entrepreneurship, positive comradery, and help elevate others in their startups in canadian business.

Joven Bautista

Head Committee Of Marketing & Communication

Co-Founder of Social Booth YYC which is very visible in the Calgary business community. He also co-founded a marketing agency, Phoenix Marketing and Digital Design with his wife Amy Lo. Currently, he is taking up graphics design certificate at the Mount Royal University (MRU) to further raise his companies’ creative marketing and design services. He has always been passionate with arts and design.

Prior to being an entrepreneur, he had extensive experience in the oil & gas industry spanning 10 years as a Civil Engineering Technologist. He did soil mechanics tests both in laboratory and on-site for oilsands in Alberta.

He finished a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He also took business administration & marketing courses at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

The economic challenges of the oil & gas industry made him rethink and thus, decided to build his own business.

Mc Francis Katigbak

Head Committee Of Information Technology

Co-Founder of Memorable Creations Inc., Chief Information Officer of Katigbak Technologies. With over 10+ years in Information Technology field, Mc Francis have assisted with connecting people to technologies. Currently employed with the City of Calgary, managing the network infrastructure of 300+ sites with 10,000+ employees. Completed the academic requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Technology Information Systems, Network Management from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic. Earned Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer, and Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing & Switching industry certifications.