Salute to the 2012 CFA Hall of Famers to be headed by Bellaflor J.Angara-Castillo,
Governor, Province of Aurora and Anthony A. Armada, President for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
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 A visionary leader with numerous awards and recognition as an exemplary
performer in every aspect of her life – as student, law practitioner, mother and
politician – Governor Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo is strongly motivated to work
for the best of Aurora Province.

   She obtained both her Bachelor of Laws (Class Salutatorian, Cum Laude) and
Bachelor of Science in Jurisprudence (cum Laude) degrees, from the University of
the Philippines. She was a Scholarship Grantee for Masters of Laws Program at
Yale Law School and was a participant in the Leaders in Development Program at
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA.




  Gov. Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo
























   In her law practice, she was voted one of the five Outstanding Women in Law
in the Philippines by the Women’s Lawyers’ Association of the Philippines. She
earned a Diamond Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession/Bar Practice given
by Portia Sorority of the University of the Philippines, College of Law.
   As a mother who brought up her children to achieve successfully and happily
in their own fields of profession, she was chosen among the 1999 Golden Parent
Awardees as the outstanding Parent-Achiever of the Year by the National Family
Week Awards Committee during the Parangal sa Pamilyang Pilipino ’99. She was
also awarded the 2002 Ulirang Ina Award by the National Mother’s Day and
Father’s Day Foundation of the Philippines.

   As a politician, she is the First Woman Majority Leader in the history of
Philippine Congress (11th Congress). She is a Congressional Hall of Fame Awardee
for having won four (4) consecutive Outstanding Congressman Awards since 1998 by
Congress Magazine and the Makati Graduate School. In 2001, she was voted as one
of the Most Consistent Outstanding Congressman for 3 consecutive years by Makati
Graduate School for 2001. She received special citation for being the
Representative with the Most Number of National Bills enacted into law among
neophyte Congressmen and Sectoral Representatives during the 10th Congress.

   After her maximum term as Representative of the Province, she decided to run
for gubernatorial seat on May 11, 2004 election where she garnered 66% of the
total votes cast. In order to build the pillars of her programs within the realm
of good governance and leadership by example, Governor Angara-Castillo
capsulized her 6-point development agenda in the acronym HEALTH which stands for
Health, Education, Agriculture, Livelihood, Tourism & Environment Management and
Human Development. HEALTH serves as Governor Angara-Castillo’s guidepost in
crafting sustainable development programs and in pursuing judicious investment
decisions for the province of Aurora.

In her first term as Governor, she was a recipient of the Regional KABALIKAT
Award given by TESDA recognizing her all-out support to skills development and
adult education as a measure to create job opportunities and sustainable
livelihood among out-of-school youth and helpless rural households in the
province.  Another KABALIKAT Award was given to her by the Philippine Council
for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD) recognizing her
projects and policies tapping a High Technology Early Warning System for
Disaster Mitigation in the Philippines and a Mini Hydro Electric Plant in the
Province. Early on her second term, she has also received the national award of
Outstanding Governor for two consecutive years for her exemplary performance and
support to social welfare and development initiatives given by the Association
of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc.


  

Anthony A. “Tony” Armada

 






She was also awarded recognition for being number one in Region III in the
implementation of the Early Childhood Care and Development Act (RA No. 8990) of
which she was the principal author when she was a Congresswoman.  She was also
awarded as Most Outstanding Local Chief Executive Regional Category, Region 3
and National Category (STEP-DepEd) for her great passion and dedications to
service as exemplified by her extraordinary Efforts and Selfless Contribution to
Students Technologist Entrepreneurs of the Philippines.

She was a recipient of the NCCA Award given by the National Commission for
Culture and Arts (NCCA) and the International Theater Institute (ITI) as
Outstanding Culture Friendly Local Government Official. She was also a Gawad
Parangal Hall of Famer for receiving the award as the Most Outstanding Local
Chief Executive for three (3) consecutive years given by the Association of
Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc.

   At present, Governor Angara-Castillo holds the helm of the Central Luzon
Investment Coordinating Council/Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation, Inc.
(CLICC-CLGFI) as its President. She also holds the position of Assistant
Treasurer of the National Board of League of Provinces of the Philippines.

   All through her life, she aimed for excellence even in selecting a lifetime
partner. She married Atty. Gregorio R. Castillo, a consistent first honor
student from elementary to college (UP college of Law, Valedictorian and Cum
Laude), and First Placer in the 1957 Bar Examination. They were blessed with
four bright children, all successful in their own chosen fields of profession
namely: Atty. Joseph Gregson, Dr. Joy Arabelle, Atty. Jerome Patrick, and
businesswoman Jo Ellinore.

   Asked about her feeling as Governor, she often says, “There’s nothing more
fulfilling and challenging than being a ‘hands on’ local chief executive who is
close to the hearts and minds of the people.”


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Anthony A. “Tony” Armada

Anthony A. “Tony” Armada is the President for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
and Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital.  Lutheran General is one of
the flagship hospitals of Advocate Health Care, the largest health care provider
in Illinois.  Lutheran General is a 638 bed teaching, research and tertiary care
hospital and Level 1 trauma center.  Lutheran General Children’s Hospital is one
of the most comprehensive providers of pediatric care in the state.  The
Lutheran General service area has an annual operating budget of $900 million
with 4,262 associates and 1,200 physicians.

Before joining Advocate Lutheran General, Mr. Armada was President and Chief
Executive Officer for Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network, Detroit, Michigan
from 2004-2009.  He also served as Senior Vice President and Area Manager for
Kaiser Permanente’s Metropolitan Los Angeles Service Area in Los Angeles,
California from May 2000 – May 2004 and has held diverse senior leadership roles
in his 31 years in the health care field.  At the age of 35, Mr. Armada was
appointed to his first Chief Executive Officer position at Chino Valley Medical
Center in Chino, California.  In 1981, Mr. Armada started his career in
healthcare as a midnight shift Medical Technologist in the clinical laboratory
of St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan

In 2012, Mr. Armada was appointed President of the Healthcare Executive Study
Society, a voluntary educational organization for nation’s leading healthcare
professionals.  In 2011 he became a member of the American Hospital
Association’s Equity of Care Committee to promote cultural responsive care with
the aim to eliminate healthcare disparities in this country.  He was also
appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater
Chicago in 2010.   As Mr. Armada values diversity in health care leadership, he
has also served as Chairman of the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare
Management Board of Directors and in November 2007 was appointed the inaugural
chairman of the newly formed Asian Healthcare Leaders Association, a national
501c-3 organization, he had the honor in establishing with several Charter
Members, which promotes life-long learning, coaching and mentoring, career
development and networking opportunities in collaboration with the Institute for
Diversity, American Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare
Executives.

In 2008 and 2010, Mr. Armada was selected as one of the Top 25 Minority
Executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine.  He was the
recipient of the ACHE 2011 Dean Conley Award for his article “Diversity in
Healthcare: Time to Get REAL!” published in the Spring 2010 issue of Frontiers
of Health Services Management.

Mr. Armada also served on the Xavier University President Council and Graduate
Program in Health Services Administration Advisory Board and Michigan State
University Dean’s Board of Advisors in the College of Natural Science.  He also
serves as a mentor for the American College of Healthcare Executives and other
resident/fellowship programs.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Human Medicine - Medical Technology from
Michigan State University and his dual master’s degree in Health Care
Administration and in Business Administration from Xavier University,
Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare
Executives and a member of the Healthcare Executive Study Society.


He resides in Glenview, Illinois with his wife, Araceli and two daughters,
Alexandra and Alyssa.




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