Patrick Realiza
Chair, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee

Patrick Realiza is the current Chair of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) Sustainable Development Committee. In this role he leads and facilitates in the development and creation of programs and initiatives on behalf of the committee. In addition, he actively fosters and maintains key internal and external relationships within the various working and standing committees of the organization at the local and national chapter levels. Outside of his work with UNA-NCA, he serves as the Social Media Specialist for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), an agency under the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) within the Government of the District of Columbia, where he actively manages, updates and monitors the agency’s official digital presence.

Patrick’s background in sustainability includes previous restoration and preservation work with the Bohol Restoration Group (BRG), a non-profit based in Washington, DC dedicated to the restoration of Philippine heritage sites and communities on the island province of Bohol. As a founding member of BRG’s inaugural leadership board, Patrick worked alongside with former Philippine Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and his wife Madame Victoria in 2013 to launch a 50 year project to restore and revive the affected communities in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. In this capacity, he led in the creation and implementation of the organization’s strategic communications strategies and assisted in broadening overall impact and outreach efforts both in the United States and the Philippines.

Patrick holds a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, where he formerly served as marketing chair for the university’s Asian Alumni Association (GWAAA) from 2014 to 2015. His foreign language skills include Tagalog, Cebuano, Spanish, Italian and French.


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