Officers, Board of Trustees and Advisory Council

sulu garden foundation

Jonathan R. Matias
President & Chairman of the Board

He joined Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Inc.(New York, NY USA) in 1977 as a staff scientist and later became director of the Biomedical Research Station between 1985 to 1990. At the Foundation he was involved in a wide range of research programs, including ageing and skin research, pharmaceutical drug development, cancer research and nutrition. He established several US and international companies in 1990 and continues until today with R&D programs on insect repellents, malaria control, marine conservation, aquaculture and biofouling research. He has been the Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Poseidon Sciences Group, a research and development company with laboratories and strategic alliances worldwide. He has over 130 publications both in academic journals and industry magazines, along with several awarded and pending patents. He completed his undergraduate studies at York College of the City University of New York and graduate studies at New York University.

Araceli Q. Adrias
Vice Chairman of the Board, Vice President & Treasurer

Ms. Araceli Q. Adrias graduated with B.S. in Fisheries at the University of the Philippines Visayas in 1993. She joined Nova Biosciences for Aquaculture in 1995 and joined Poseidon Sciences Group in 2001. She was involved in the re-discovery and identification of seagrape species (Caulerpa sp.) in India and built an all-women company for fish processing business.  She is currently Vice Chairman of SGF.

Allanah J. Lorella
Board Member, Director of Communications

Allanah Jaleel Lorella is our Administrative Officer and is in charge of communications, web development and social media. She coordinates with the multi-talented teams to provide the world with an in-depth view of the activities of Sulu Garden Foundation.

Jacob A. Lorella
Board Member, Director of Technology and Systems

Jacob Adrian Lorella is a a graduate of B.S. Pharmacy at Central Philippine University as his pre-medical course in pursuing his dreams of becoming a doctor. Jacob has always been interested in computers and he learned 3D printing online through video tutorials since 2016. He was in charge of the operation of the four (4) more advanced 3D printers owned by the foundation.

William N. Fusin, Jr.
Director of Planning and Development

William Fusin Jr. is an architect, a history enthusiast and a visual artist. He received his degree in Architecture at the University of San Agustin in 2009 and his license in 2012. William is involved in the planning of the many projects being undertaken by the Foundation. Between 2020 and 2021, he managed the structural design and planning of the 50 sq.m. diorama of the Battle of Mactan in time for the 500th Anniversary of the actual battle that happened in the Island of Mactan on April 27, 1521. This diorama is the biggest one of its kind in Asia.

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