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Meet the 2024 Board


Tony Mejia

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Tony Mejia is a 2018 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He has been working in the IT profession for five years and is currently working as a Support Technician at Pacxa.

Tony joined the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu to connect with the Filipino side of Hawai‘i and to develop his skills as a young professional. He received the 2023 R. Allen Watkins Award (JCI Hawaii Outstanding Chapter President).

In his free time, Tony enjoys surfing, playing video games, and reading comic books.

Chairman/Immediate Past President


Rovie Jay Dacumos

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Rovie Jay Dacumos graduated from University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa in 2021 earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Filipino Language and Literature. He currently works for the Marine Corps Community Services as a graphic designer creating materials to promote Marine Corps Base Hawaii's various programs.

Rovie joined the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu during COVID restrictions in search of a community of people who share the same interest in Filipino culture. He also became a Jaycee to step out of his comfort zone and develop his professional skills. Rovie received the 2023 JCI Hawaii Outstanding Chapter Office award. 


His interests include Philippine folk dance, art, and video games.


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Christian Dela Cruz

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Christian Dela Cruz was born and raised in Waipahu, Hawai‘i and now currently resides in Aiea. He earned his B.A. in Art and Mathematics in 2018 and his M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology in 2021. He currently works part-time as a shift supervisor at Starbucks, overseeing the daily operations and functions of the store. Christian also owns a small art business called CristoMoon Designs where he designs products to be sold online and at local markets across the island.


Christian joined the Jaycees in 2022 because he wanted to be able to give back to his Filipino community through service work, while also learning to know more about his Filipino culture and how to network to help his small business. In his spare time, Christian loves to draw, play video games, read webcomics and play with his cats.



Florelei Lopez

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Florelei Lopez obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Management from the University of West O‘ahu in 2021. She has ten years of banking experience including at the Bank of Hawai‘i , and is currently working as a Branch Manager for Central Pacific Bank.

She joined the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu to work on her professional development by meeting and surrounding her self with other young professionals who have similar goals and values. Florelei also loves representing her Filipino culture and want top be involved in that community here in Hawai‘i. She loves food and local coffeshops, and enjoys exploring new food and restaurants. She is a foodie who blogs about her food experiences on Instagram, and keeps up with her Yelp Elite status.


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Natalie Millon

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Marketing Vice President

Natalie Millon is a young professional, entrepreneur, and active community leader with over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector. 

Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator at the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Natalie oversees apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, playing a crucial role in shaping the next generation of skilled tradespeople.

As the proprietor of PhotoLuxe and Event Services, Natalie leads all facets of business operations, offering a comprehensive range of services such as photo restoration, photo digitizing, portrait services, photo booths, and event planning. With a mission to "create and beautify your vision," PhotoLuxe ensures memorable experiences for all occasions.

Natalie joined the Jaycees to delve deeper into her Filipino roots while pursuing avenues for professional growth. She took the helm as the 2019 President of the Filipino Junior Chamber of Commerce (now FJCH), infusing the organization's mission with UN Sustainable Development Goals. She ascended to state leadership roles, such as Community Development Vice President and President of JCI Hawaii. Through the years, Natalie orchestrated sold-out Kamayan Feast events, which showcased FJCH's cultural immersion communal dining experience. She also led and organized FJCH's inaugural immersion trip to the Philippines in 2023. Natalie's contributions were recognized with 2019 JCI Hawaii Outstanding President and the 2022 JCI Hawaii Outstanding Chapter Officer awards.

Natalie's commitment to community service extends to her role as a Director on the Filipino Community Center Board, where she continues to demonstrate unwavering dedication to serving Hawaii's diverse communities.

In her leisure time, Natalie enjoys indulging in reading, gaming, and playing music, finding inspiration and relaxation in these pursuits.


Alexander Acorda

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Alexander Paul Acorda, born and raised in the Philippines, made his way to Hawaii at age nine. In 2017, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Hawaii - West Oahu and has since accumulated nearly seven years of experience in the insurance industry. Currently, he’s an Insurance Account Representative at a local State Farm Agency.


Motivated by a simple desire to connect with fellow young professionals, stay rooted in his Filipino heritage, and contribute to the community, Alex joined the Filipino Jaycees. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, trying out new boba shops, and diving into manga and anime.

Community Development Vice President


Jordan Abanto

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​Jordan Abanto graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Shidler College of Business in December 2020 with his Bachelor's of Business Administration (Human Resource Management and Accounting). He is currently working at UHM's Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department as a administration and fiscal support specialist.

He joined the Filipino Jaycees after being introduced to the organization by a friend, and was in search for a sense of community simmilar to his college experiences. This year serving as secretary, Jordan hopes to play a part of providing a community for current and new members who are wanting to learn more about Filipino culture. Fun fact about Jordan, he has a fraternal twin sister working in early childhood education while he has interests working in post-secondary education.

Membership Development Vice President

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Raven Sevilleja

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Individual Development Vice President

Raven J. Sevilleja, Esq. is a Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney assigned to prosecute various felony-level crimes, including crimes of violence and firearms-related charges, in the Career Criminal Unit of the Special Prosecution Division. Raven is a second generation-born Ilokana/Filipina-American who earned both her B.A. in Political Science and Juris Doctor from UH Mānoa.


Beyond her criminal justice career, she served as a Legal Volunteer with the Institute for Human Services, and presently as a Committee Member of the Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women, where she was appointed by Mayor Rick Blangiardi in 2021. She currently serves on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors of the Hawaii State Bar Association since 2023, and as Legal Counsel to the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i.


Raven joined FJCH at the height of the pandemic in search of novel ways to connect to her community. She served on the Board of Directors in 2021 and 2022, where she earned Outstanding Officer as Executive Vice President in 2022. In 2022, Raven competed in the Master’s Speak-Up category of the JCI Hawaii Skills Competition, where she advanced to nationals to represent Hawai‘i. Raven went on to place first at JCI USA’s National Convention held in Virginia Beach. In 2021, she also chaired FJCH’s inaugural and annual Mental Health Awareness Campaign during the month of May, which won Outstanding Project at JCI Hawaii’s 2nd Trimester Convention in 2022 and the William B. Roberston Award, I Have a Dream Award, for Outstanding Local Community Empowerment Program at JCI USA’s Year-End Convention in 2023.


In her free time, Raven enjoys immersing herself in nature, writing creatively, and practicing yoga. Through the power of story-telling, Raven hopes to serve her community in ways that elevate all voices to promote well-being and foster a sense of belonging and togetherness.

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