The Program Development  Director 

Lutgarda M. Resurreccion



SUMMARY:        Educator and Researcher with over 25 years of experience, including 10 years in Public Health education, Community organizing & Public advocacy, and over 12 years as Legal writer/paralegal, Interpreter , and Translator.



RECIPIENT:          U.S. Residency based on “National Interest Waiver: Alien of Exceptional Ability or  Member of  the professions holding an advanced degree,” as approved by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), December 26, 1996, based on work as HIV/AIDS Health Educator for Asian & Pacific Islander community in the U.S.


EXPERIENCE:      The Nursing Office                                                                                          Sept. 11, 2011 – present

                                Director of Program Development


Co-authored with Myrna D. Santos, BSN:  1) Concept Paper on Learning, Health, and Wellness Center for the City of Passaic, NJ (Feb’ 12), based on “Challenging the Health Care Apartheid: Equality and Equity for People of Color, A Report on the Community Health Survey, supported by the New York State Dept of Health, Office of Minority Health and the US DHHS – Region II Office of Minority Health, New York City, Sept, 1998;  2) with Ping Panlilio, Concept paper onExtended Arts Centre, 52 North Avenue, NJ (July’12); 3) Concept paper on Philippine Retirement Facility Model  in  Malarayat, Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines (Feb’12); and  4) with  Dr. Zal Velez, Fr. Ben Beltran, and Ping Panlilio,  Zarzuela Filipina Concept & Production  based on the historical novel, Las Islas Filipinas, by Cristo Rey Alunan (Nov’12).


Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA, Inc.) Oct. 1992 – Jqn. 1999

Volunteer Program Coordinator / Community Health Educator

Responsible for recruiting, training, supervising volunteers and interns.  Designed basic & advanced

HIV/AIDS training curricula for volunteers and peer educators.  Co-designed Women's Self-Defense course for Asian women and volunteers.  Supervised training activities for the NYC Dept. of Health Peer Training Institute (PTI).  Coordinated ethnic communities outreach events.  Managed editing and production of  APICHA's  Quarterly Newsletter.  Coordinated HIV/AIDS Leadership network for policy and advocacy.   Conducted Technical Assistance workshops on developing Volunteer/Peer programs for all Asian AIDS service organizations, in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City, in conferences organized by The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum  & the Center for Disease Control & Prevention  (CDC).


Appointed Community Advisor (1996-98) and Voting Member of the New York State Dept of

Health AIDS Institute’s HIV Prevention Planning Group, and elected Chair, Immigrant & Migrant

Committee (1998-2004)


Coalition for the Advancement of Filipino Women, Inc.

(CAFW), New York City                                                                                          Sept. 1994 – Sept. 2004

Co-Founder & Secretary - Treasurer

Organized free health clinics for uninsured, low-income, immigrant women and their families in Queens,

Manhattan, the Bronx, and Jersey City (1994-98).   Peer Reviewer for Challenging the Health Care Apartheid:  Equality and Equity for People of Color, A Report on the Community Health Survey, supported by the New York State Dept of Health, Office of Minority Health and the US DHHS – Region II

Office of Minority Health, New York City, September 1998.


Village Care Plus, Inc.                                                                                     August 1999 – July 2000

Education Specialist / Office Manager

Assisted in developing orientation and continuing education curricula for all home care field and office staff.  Coordinated orientation and mandatory in-service classes for all staff. Maintained records on staff compliance with state regulations on in-service requirements.

Assisted Director of Professional Services in Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) projects in education and home care service provision.  Coordinated with Director in screening, competence testing, and evaluations of field staff.  As team member, achieved score of "95 with commendation" from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHCO) Survey, November 9, 1999.  As Office Manager, facilitated scheduling systems, payroll and billing, and maintenance of patient records.  Monitored office systems and procedures, physical plant requirements, emergency and safety  procedures.



One (1) international and four (4) national presentations on the impact of HIV/AIDS on immigrant Asian Women and Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers' Unmet HIV Prevention Planning and Service Needs, 1999 – 2000.

Presenter, “HIV & Asian Pacific Islander Women in New York City,” World Women’s Conference, Beijing, PROC, September 1995.

Participant, Asian & Pacific Islander HIV Leadership Summit, San Diego, CA, September 1998.

Participant, Asian & Pacific Islander HIV Community Plg Grp Mig, Honolulu, HI, Oct 15-16/00.


AWARDS:            Achievement Award "Women Putting Their Stamp on America," for Women's

History Month, by the Bronx Borough President F. Ferrer, March 17, 1999.

Community Service Award as TULAY Project HIV/AIDS Educator, Philippine

American Communities Executive Council (PACEC, Inc.), May 25, 1995.


AMAUAN Filipino American Multi-Arts Center, Inc., NYC                                              Aug '89 - Sept'92

Assistant Administrator

Responsible for planning & implementing Filipino traditional arts & culture workshops, exhibits, & film  festivals for the Filipino-American communities in the NY Metropolitan Tri-state Area.

Medical Office of Dr. Jacobson, 5th Avenue, New York City                          February - Dec'91

Responsible for appointments, billing, and office maintenance.


Maryknoll (now Miriam College), Quezon City, Philippines                                            1973 - 1989

Communication Arts Department

Instructor of English grammar & composition, literature, and communication arts;

Bilingual Education & Remedial English


Research & Publications Management Officer                                                  1981 – 1988

Responsible for conceptualizing, research, & publication of the Maryknoll Faculty Research Journal.

Women's Resource and Research Center, Miriam College                                           1987 – 1989

Co-founder and Publications Manager

Planned and implemented programs in women's studies, research training, women's health & sexuality

workshops, including reproductive rights and domestic violence.


University of the Philippines Law Center                                                                               1978 - 1982

Assistant Professor and Research Associate

Conducted 5-year socio-legal research project on legal procedures for juvenile offenders, attitudes of

judges, lawyers, police, and social workers, and offenders' recidivism and rehabilitation.   Designed &

implemented 12-month research training workshops for lawyers and judges.  Designed & implemented

evaluation study of the National Legal Education & Popularizing the Law Projects.


Population Commission of the Philippines                                                                            1972 - 1973

Research AssistantConducted 200 interviews in 5 Filipino languages for Family Planning Clinic

Evaluation  Survey.


University of the Philippines, Dept. of English & Comparative Literature 1970 - 1972

Teaching Assistant:  Taught Freshman English & Composition and Research Paper Writing

Neil A. Weinrib & Associates                                                                       November 2000 – present

291 Broadway, 17th Floor, NY, NY  10007

Legal Assistant

Assisting attorneys in drafting labor certification applications and immigrant petitions for legal permanent residency. Researching case law in response to Labor Department & Immigration requests for evidence. Training new paralegals and law clerks and assisting attorneys in managing client cases and accounts.  Translating, interpreting, and transcribing for clients.


Court Interpreter & Translator (free-lance)                                                          1992 – present


EDUCATION:      Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines

Master of Arts, Communication Research (units), University of the Philippines

Master of Science in Legal Studies, Kaplan University (units), IL, USA