Sponsors & Credits

The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP.org) has gathered an effective team with a proven track record to produce this multi-phased, multi-faceted and ambitious project. There are a few key roles that remain to be filled. If you are interested in participating in our project, please Get Involved! We’re looking for content developers, curriculum developers, script writers and illustrators/graphic novelists.

Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education

Project Board of Directors, Project Executive Committee
  • Ms Marie Blanco, former Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Inouye, Vice Chairman, FilVetREP
  • Dr Christopher Capozzola, Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Noel “Sonny” Izon, Documentary Producer
  • Jonathan Melegrito, Executive Secretary, FilVetREP, Activist
  • MG Antonio Taguba, US Army Retired, Chairman, FilVetREP
  • Dr Seth Watkins, JD, Attorney
  • Dr Colleen Woods, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland
Project Manager
  • MG Antonio Taguba, US Army Retired, Chairman, FilVetREP

Partners and Contributors

  • Cecilia Gaerlan, Bataan Legacy Historical Society
  • Bayanihan Equity Center of San Francisco
  • Dr Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian Institution
  • Living WWII Veterans and Family members
  • Yao-Fen You, Acting Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • Andrea Kim Neighbors, Head of Education, Smithsonian Pacific American Center 

Project Team

Night Kitchen Interactive
  • Matthew Fisher, Producer
  • Valentina Feldman, Video Director
  • Ethan Miller, Project Manager, Editor
  • Dan Knapp, Lead Designer & Developer
  • Lily Lauben, Developer
  • Vanessa Urban, Video Editor
  • Jaimee-Ian Rodriguez, Image Researcher
  • Brett Anderson, Fiona Lynch, Thomas Kolvenbag, Illustrator(s)
  • Fatma Ozen, Animator
  • Jenn Raimondi, Assistant Editor(s)
  • Travis Hove, Thomas Kolvenbag, Sound Engineers
Project Consultants
  • Dr Christopher Capozzola, Script Writer
  • Dr Colleen Woods, Script Writer and Content Editor
  • Dr Janneken Smucker, Oral Historian
  • Noel “Sonny” Izon, Video Consultant
  • Jaimee-Ian Rodriguez, Image Researcher
  • Aria Villafranca, Lead Illustrator
  • Geoff Beatty, Animation Supervisor
  • Arielle Guevara, Colorist 
  • Brian “Box” Brown, Illustration Consultant
  • Kathryn Izon, Randy Guiaya, Voice Actors
  • Rob Hall, Walder Martinez, Chris Zurzolo, Sound Design
  • Leah Nahmias, Curriculum Developer
  • Dr Valerie Mendoza, PHD, Outreach Director
  • Leezel Tanglao, Social Media Coordinator