Meet the 2023 Board
Chairman/Immediate Past President
Su Lazo is a second generation Filipina American born and raised on the island of Kauaʻi. A former Big Four auditor turned career counselor and community leader. She is currently the Director of Career Development for the ed tech nonprofit Purple Maiʻa Foundation, where she gets to do work that doesn't feel like work and is her passion: supporting the career development of under-served communities in Hawaiʻi and improving their economic mobility. She's been fortunate to do this work in partnership with local organizations such as the University of Hawai‘i System, Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i. Su earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Management from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her Master of Science in Education in College Counseling from Old Dominion University.
Su joined the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu in 2019 to find a new community of friends after living in D.C. for over a decade. Since then, Su has served on the Board of the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu for three years and on the JCI Hawaii State Board for two terms. As a Jaycee, she has been honored with various chapter, State, and national awards for her leadership and service. In 2022, she was selected to participate in the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi Fellows leadership development program. In her free time, Su loves visiting the latest cocktail bar to open on Oʻahu as much as traveling to other countries in search of its most scenic hikes.
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 four years and is currently working as a Support Technician at Pacxa 2.
Maximo joined the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu to connect with the Filipino side of Hawai‘i and to develop his skills as a young professional. In his free time, Maximo enjoys surfing, playing video games, and reading comic books.
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 psst-secondary education.
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.
International Development VP
Natalie Millon is a young professional, entrepreneur, and active community leader with thirteen years of experience in the nonprofit field.
She started her career at the Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA), worked closely with the Young Lawyers Division Board on community projects, and also helped with the HSBA Leadership Institute, a program developed for promising attorney leaders. She is a Community Grants and Initiatives Program Associate at the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF). She provided grantmaking and client support for the Omidyar programs and other funds. She recently moved to the scholarships and education sector of the HCF CHANGE framework.
Owner of PhotoLuxe and Event Services and manages all operations of the business. PhotoLuxe oﬀers photo restoration, photo digitizing, portrait services, photo booths, and other aspects of event planning for all occasions with the mission to "create and beautify your vision".
An active member of the Junior Chamber International, she served on the Hawaiʻi state board as the Community Development Vice President in 2020 and President in 2021. 2019 President of the Filipino Junior Chamber of Commerce (now FJCH) and incorporated UN Sustainable Development Goals. Directed Kamayan Feast, the FJC's cultural immersion and signature event. 2018 Outstanding Chapter Oﬃcer and 2019 JCI Hawaii Outstanding President. In her free time, Natalie enjoys reading, gaming, creating media content, and playing music.
Rovie Jay Dacumos
Rovie Jay Dacumos graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 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 a boutique design firm as a Graphic Designer working with various clients across multiple mediums ranging from printed works to website design and development.
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. His interests include Philippine folk dance, art, and video games.
Marketing Vice President
Patrick Joe Comiso
Patrick Comiso was born and raised in Ewa Beach, Hawaiʻi. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2014. In 2015, Patrick began working at the State House of Representatives as a Research Analyst. His duties include drafting legislation and conducting research for members of the Majority Party of the House.
Patrick joined the Jaycees in 2017, because he wanted to spend more of his time giving back to the community through volunteer work and engaging with other young professionals. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading and catching up on what’s the latest popular television show.