Our Mission


Katipunan, Filipino-American Association of Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to developing social and educational programs that promote Filipino culture in Maryland as well as provide philanthropic opportunities to support charitable causes in both our state and in our homeland.

From spearheading the annual Fiesta Filipiniana in Baltimore County to hosting several social events and fundraisers throughout the year, Katipunan strives to strengthen the fabric of Maryland’s Filipino-American community.

We encourage you to join us as a member by filling out our free registration form or by supporting us through a donation. We appreciate your interest and hope to see you at a future event.


Find more about Katipunan's History.

Executive Officers

Josie Thompson

Bing Slodzinski, Psy.D.
Social VP

Aimée Real-Robinson
Cultural VP

Me-Anne Sabares-Klemm
Charitable VP

Linda Jacobo

Ben Thompson

Eliza Romero
Public Relations Officer

Maria Johnson
Sergeant at Arms

Polly Caragay
Corresponding Secretary

Jennifer Maraña
Recording Secretary

Emma Real
Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Betsy Tolentino

Joe Adia
Vice Chair

Mary Anne Akers, Ph.D.

Gerry Florendo

Toni Grandea, M.D.

Ching Jacobo

Tita Kenney

Ray S. Magno, M.D.

Lilia Mamaril-Ku

Jay Penafiel, M.D.

Jerica Meyers

Genevieve Vallar Sanders