Viva Tarroza-Taft

National Treasurer

She immigrated to the United States of America from the Philippines as a young mother in 1977.
She joined the US Army and served 24 and a half years and retired when she suffered from
debilitating stroke in 2007. She fought her way back to health and strength and now dedicated
herself to not just making an impact back home in the Philippines – creating programs,
sponsoring schools, building up communities, raising charitable contributions – but also
becoming active here in America with various Filipino- American organizations. As an active
member of the Asian and Filipino-American community globally, Viva, as commonly called by
her friends, takes an active leadership roles and gets involved in helping shape policies
affecting both nations as newly appointed Region 4, Southern Region of NaFFAA, National
Federation of Filipino American Associations. The Southern Region comprised of the following
States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Viva was also active in civic
engagement and advocacy while on active duty with the US Army. She held different leadership
positions in various States where she was assigned; 2nd Vice -President with the Federal Asían
Pacific American Council (FAPAC), Washington, District of Columbia, Vice- President with the
Filipino- American Association of Stafford, Virginia ( FAASV), active members of Philippine
American Associations of Fayetteville, NC, Asian American Society of Virginia, Filipino-
American Association of Brevard County, Florida, Sanlahi Inc, Florida, and Space Coast
Pinoys, Florida.