JAMES V. AUSTE
Summary of Skills:
Skilled in communicating with people holding different positions in the organization and In the community
Ability to evoke encourage positive responses from people and agencies through effective persuasion and active advocacy
Maximizes the wide range of mediums of digital applications used in communication, reporting, presentation, and database management
Comfortable to travel on a frequent regular basis across the world
Excellent team building, conflict resolution, and analytical skills
Passionate to deliver excellent performance on a consistent basis even if it requires extra time and efforts to be spent at work
Organized campaigns programs activities for fundraising/sharing in different cities and countries
Prepared and approved budgets according to campaign requirements
Prepared fund collection and expense reports and presented the same during board meetings
2007. American Cancer Society University. Oakland,California.
Capacity Development for International Leaders in Cancer and Tobacco Control.
I was awarded full scholarship to this 7 week program (1 week residential training; 6 weeks on line ). Participants came from 8 Asian countries. Topics covered were: advocacy, resource mobilization, fund management, volunteer management and networking/partnership.
2006. International Union Against Cancer . (UICC)
World Cancer Congress and World Congress on Tobacco and Oral Health. Washington, DC.
I was awarded full scholarships for these two events and was invited/given approval to share two poster presentations on the Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc.- Philippine experience. Pre-qualification was based on submission of abstracts.
2003-2004 . Asian Institute of Management(AIM)
Masters In Entrepreneurship for Social and Development Enterprises (MESODEV) .
I was granted a partial scholarship for this degree. I also received a special recognition for my 5 year business plan/final thesis.
1994 – 1999 Ateneo De Manila University. AB Political Science
1983 – 1990. Maria Montessori Cooperative School Foundation,Inc.
Pasay City ( now in Merville, Paranaque)
1990 - 1994 De La Salle High School
Honors Section (from first to fourth year)
Details of Work Experience:
Executive Director-Cancer Warriors Foundation since June 2000
Develop fund raising/sharing strategies
Prepare grant proposals and send physical or electronic copies to various agencies of government private sector and individuals
Receive and approve funds for different programs and invest excess funds for future use
Search for new donors across the globe and establish contact and relationship for future programs and activities
designing and implementing high impact programs and services that are aligned with the foundations vision, priorities, principles and the policy guidelines set by the board of directors
enhancing /strengthening and/or forging partnerships, alliances, functional linkages and/or collaborative arrangements with strategic networks and key stakeholders, locally and internationally
generating and mobilizing critical resources to support and maintain CWFIs programs and services
recruiting, orienting, training and inspiring program volunteers
sustaining the positive image of CWFI as a caring and dependable partner of Kids With Cancer and their families
In the past 19 years, I have facilitated the growth of the foundation both in terms of resources, reach and scope of services/ programs. From zero funds, CWFI now has an average fund base of P 3-5 M a year which goes to support treatment of kids with cancer . To date, CWFI has helped no less than 1000 kids with cancer (treatment duration per child ranges from two to three years, at an average cost of P250,000 per child).
I also conceptualized and spearheaded a number of innovative, high impact social mobilization initiatives which helped put the issue of childhood cancer in the national limelight (e.g Bike for Life- 2000,2002,2007; Gold Ribbon Campaign; Kansert-2001,2002,2007; ) . These have allowed CWFI to gain extensive free media coverage for childhood cancer issues as well as enabled it to become financially viable /assist more kids with cancer, develop strong connections with various donors, relevant institutions as well as built its image as a champion, advocate and voice for poor kids with cancer.
In addition, the “buzz” and “ripple” generated by these events have encouraged other organizations/associations to include kids with cancer in their advocacies and /or organize special events dedicated to kids with cancer. CWFI also now has existing sponsorship agreements/partnerships with a number of major corporations, media groups, academic institutions, civil society organizations and church communities, all of which are necessary for financial and program sustainability. I also served as “midwife” for CWFI to be accepted as a full member of the International Confederation on Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations(ICCCPO). This was necessary in order to build international networks and linkages with other like minded associations and group
An accomplishment I particularly value
was that, under my leadership and through a partnership with the department of health the ALLMAP( A cute Lymphocytic Leukemia Medical Assistance Progran) was born!.Its the 1st patient assistance program for kids with cancer! Its goal was to increase the survival rates from a dismal 20% to the international standard of 80%!
Since it started in 2008-2009 we have achieved the goal. Thousands of kids with cancer are living a healthy quality productive life
Another accomplishment I treasure, in partnership with Philhealth free insurance coverage is now available not only for kids with cancer but also for adults(breast and prostate)
With negotiations with government leaders, CWFI was part in the drafting implementation and monitoting of the Cheaper Medicine Law! And Magna Carta for PWD’s!
Helping millions of health challenged Filipinos in their battle for life.
Also, We facilitated the 1st cancer drug to enter the Philippines tax free — Gleevec. Because of this successful move, Max Foundation delivered on its promise to provide Gleevec (free of charge ) to all qualified cancer patents. This medicine costs at least P150,000/month per patient . At least 1000 patients are under the GIPAP program and enjoying their lives! Since this is for adults and the focus of CWFI is kids, CWFI enabled the GIPAP assisted patents to organize and form a separate organization . CWFI continues to partner with them in key events.
In addition, my AIM learnings helped me to make new contacts which enabled CWFI to lower the treatment cost per child with cancer by at least 30%.
We have also expanded our networks all over the Philippines and the world, to include various sectors and communities including outdoor sports enthusiasts. To declare to the world childhood cancer is curable
TO promote early detection BASTA MAKITA NG MAAGA MABUBUHAY ANG BATA- We conducted bhw(bgy health workers) forums across the Philippines! Empowering the silent hero of the health care system with the signs and symptoms about childhood cancer and establishing the partnership between the BHW and the doctor
We did this by tapping on my network of contacts in the various outdoor associations and creating a pool of volunteers known as Team Cancer Warriors. This is a pool of athletes who joined sports events (e.g. triathlons, adventure races, marathons, extreme challenges ) carrying the banner of Cancer Warriors, in order to bring to the publics attention the FIGHT of children with cancer. Their own involvement exemplifies the spirit of selflessness and collaboration which is at the heart of Cancer Warriors Currently, we are expanding and strengthening our existing networks among celebrities, media and entertainment people.
LASTLY, to raise AWARENESS about child hood cancer to the world and to support our advocacy for change we conceptualized innovative revolutionary life changing community empowering Running for Hope Campaign! I joined marathons(Chicago, berlin, Tokyo NEW YORK) across the globe to raise awareness about the global endemic hounding our nation
The project was recognized by the UICC that can be a model to other organizations for their campaigns
TO EXTEND EXPAND OUR BLESSINGS OUR MISSION WE HAVE FACILITATED THE 12% ADDITIONAL VAT EXEMPTION FOR PWD’S
GIVING THOUSANDS OF PWDS AND THEIR FAMILIES ACROSS THE COUNRY HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY MEANING LIFE
I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE UHC UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AND CANER ACT LAWS
AND IN THE CONTINUING BATTLE FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE Z PACKAGE FOR KIDS W CANCER
JANUNARY 2019 I STARTED THE SAGIP TIWI PROJECT AFTER THE A SUPER TYPHOON OBLIGORARATED BIKOL
MY AUNTIES TEXTED ME NOY WE HAVE NO WATER ELECTRICITY BUT OTHER BGY NOT BEEN
REACHED BY ANY RELIEF ORG NEEDS EMERGENCY ASSITANCE . WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE
FUNDS CALLED OUR NETWORKS CONTACTS IN GOVT AND WITH IN 1 WEEK ALL THE BASIC NEEDS WAS PROVIDED
Volunteer work :
Ellinwood Malate Church, College Youth Fellowship
Head, Social Concern and Evangelism (2001-2003) During my term,I assisted the church in identifying and developing non-traditional, innovative activities with high relevance both for church members and the communities that it serves. I enabled the Church to widen its reach and to forge linkages and working relationships with new allies and partners (e.g. LGU, NGOs).
Treasurer ( 1996-97; 1998-99). During my term, I ensured that there was greater transparency and timeliness in funds reporting. I also recommended new sources of fund raising and helped generate substantial increase in our funds for the period.
Core Team, Sports Sub-Committee (1998-99). I collaborated in designing and organizing a more interesting and more” youth oriented” sports program for the church.
Core Organizing Team, Youth Camp ( 1998-1999;2002-03)This is the main event for the youth every year. It requires major preparations requiring strategic thinking, creativity, systematic programming of activities and synergistic action,
Coordinating Team, Work Camp (1998-1999) This is the service mechanism for the youth. It involves choosing a community where young people can concretely serve and complete a given task which the community
1999., Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
This involves providing administrative assistance and support to the team of educators during their accreditation visits to Colleges and Universities.
RED Cross volunteer for Papal visit
Guia Exploration Club
NCD(NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES) COALITION
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HEALTH CARE
INTERNATIONAL MENTOR OF IMMERMAN ANGELS—A ONE ON ONE CANCER SUPPORT ORGANIZATION BASED IN CHICAGO USA
International Survivors Network
TALKS TO SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, COMPANIES, HOSPITALS, GOVERNMENTS(SENATE, LGUS ETC) WHERE I AM INVITED LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY
EMAIL BLASTS TO THE WORLD FOR INFORMATION DISIMINATION, TWEETS AND SOMETIMES SKYPES VIBER ETC
1 --MS CARMEN AUSTE
CANCER WARRIORS FOUNDATION
2-- MS KARA MAGSANOC ALIKPALA
FOUNDER I CAN SERVE FOUNDATION
3 --PASTOR BOBBY ALGUSO
ELLINWOOD MALATE CHURCH