On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of AFRIM, I would like to formally announce the appointment of Maria Lisa T. Alano as AFRIM’s Executive Director, following the resignation of Mary Luz M. Feranil.
Lisa was AFRIM’s Administrative Officer prior to her new designation. She joined AFRIM in 1995 as a Researcher and has since been assigned to key positions within the organization, as head of the Information Services, Research, and Public Advocacy Departments. AFRIM values her commitment and contribution in the task of providing timely and relevant analysis of issues, which has been AFRIM’s hallmark as a social development organization working for peace and development in Mindanao. Lisa studied Community Development in the University of the Philippines – Diliman, an institution that provides the highest quality education as well as fosters an environment for activism and critical thinking. She holds a master’s degree in with specialization in Rural Livelihoods and and minor in Poverty Studies from the in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The AFRIM Board has full confidence in her abilities and look forward to more years of success for AFRIM under her leadership.
Allow me, also, to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Malut for her valuable contributions towards the attainment of AFRIM’s mission in over a decade of committed work with the organisation.
(Sgd.) Wilfredo F. Rodriguez
Chairperson, Board of Directors
2 March 2009