Philippine Nurses Association of Alabama

The purpose of the Philippine Nurses Association of ALABAMA is to provide an organization that will uphold the image and foster the welfare of the Philippine-American Nurses in the state of Alabama that globally engages professional group with the local applicability of evidence-based health care practices and lifelong learning. 

Message from the President

Greetings!  Thank you for visiting the Philippine Nurses Association of Alabama website.  On behalf of my incredible Executive Board, I am thrilled that you are checking out our *new​* website.  Special thanks to our webmaster and secretary, Mica Marie Gregorio, for her tireless work in making this dream of having an online presence a reality.  PNA-Alabama is the official voice of Filipino-American nurses in the state.  We aim to make a positive impact on our fellow nurses' well-being, elevate their recognition as trusted healthcare professionals, and contribute to the health of our communities.  

Thank you and mabuhay!

Sigrid Ladores, PhD, RN, PNP, CNE, FAAN 

Supporting professional advancement of all Filipino American nurses and health for all through nursing care, education, scholarship, management and research. 

For Existing and New Members

Welcome to our Member Highlight!

Bryan Wilbanks PhD, DNP, CRNA

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Wilbanks is a nurse anesthetist with over 12 years of clinical experience. He is also an educator and researcher. His expertise is in nursing informatics, specifically how electronic health record interface design impacts usability in real-world settings. 

Adelais Markaki, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor of Nursing

Dr. Markaki is Director of Global Partnerships, known for her sustained work in primary health care capacity building and global health integration. She demonstrates nurses’ role in achieving universal health and advocates for raising the nursing workforce status.

As Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC), she leads one of only nine designated centers in the USA, integrating global health into nursing education, research, and clinical practice. Since 2016, Dr. Markaki has expanded the school’s global footprint through partnerships across continents. In 2019, she led the successful re-designation of UAB WHOCC, tasked with supporting PAHO efforts to overcome health disparities in the Americas’ region.

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Let’s celebrate together! The Philippine Nurses Association of ALABAMA would like to invite our members, their families and friends to join us for a fun gathering to celebrate Nurses Week! 

Mentoring Across the Philippine Nurses Association of America and Beyond

Feb 20, 2023 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please sign

up to be a mentor or mentee! Below are the links:

Letter to mentors and mentee:


Mentor application:


Mentee application:


𝓟𝓝𝓐𝓐 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓭𝓮𝓷𝓽'𝓼 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴𝓼𝓰𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓜𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓪𝓰𝓮

My heartfelt gratitude to all of you, 52 chapters, and almost 5,000 members across the country.

Traveling across the country brings beautiful memories of chapter leaders’ great works in promoting the mission of PNAA, and you have inspired me to the core. The loving kindness that I have experienced from PNA North Houston, PNA Metro Houston, PNA Greater St. Louis, PNA Indiana, PNA New England, PNA Michigan, PNATGT/SCR Chapters, PNA New York, PNA Metro DC, PNA New Jersey, PNA Colorado, and PNA Central California are timeless and will forever live in my heart and soul.

My deepest gratitude to the PNAA Executive Board and Chairpersons of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees for your stellar leadership.

Let’s enjoy the gift of life and the bountiful blessings of our Lord God Almighty.

With love and gratitude,

𝓖𝓵𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓪 𝓛𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓵𝓪 𝓑𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓼, 𝓟𝓱𝓓, 𝓡𝓝, 𝓝𝓔𝓐-𝓑𝓒

President 2022-2024

Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc.

#thanksgiving2022 #ourunitedvoices #wecare #mypnaa

This activity is to give an opportunity for the Executive Board to report what the organization has been doing and have accomplished in the past year. Of equal importance, We would like to use this activity to re-connect with the members, active or inactive, and get feedback on how to better our organization moving forward. This will be done as we break bread and give thanks. It is going to be a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks, and just giving. 

Come celebrate with us! Bring your favorite Filipino dish or traditional Thanksgiving food! Bring a friend or your family. We value your membership. We are thankful for you! 

Below is a Sign-Up Genius link. Kindly RSVP and indicate what you are bringing to the potluck(optional)!


PNA Alabama Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck and General Assembly 

When: October 22, 2022 10am-12pm

Where:  Nightingale Room of the UAB School of Nursing 

5k and Potluck Picnic 2022

  The PNA Alabama Executive Board would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for coming and/or supporting the fundraising activity as well as the picnic that followed. 

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