Join Us in Welcoming Our New
Philippines Executive Director
Hal Atienza!
We are thrilled to introduce our next Philippines Executive Director,
Hal Atienza.

Hal has been a social development NGO practitioner for the past three decades building resilient sectors and communities through social accountability and participatory governance.

He will be based in Cebu City, Philippines where he will make the biggest impact and support the continued growth of our programs and mission across the Philippines.
We asked Hal what he is most excited about experiencing at GSS and this is what he said:

"Seeds are the bearers of food. Saving our seeds is also saving our food culture. Seed saving is the core of regenerative farming and biodiversity. I have been working with farmers for many years. Community seed banking has always been the clamor of marginalized farmers. And I have found that excitement and reason to work with GSS. It espouses natural and organic seed saving, growing, and protection."
Message from Bea Crisostomo,
Philippines Board Chair Welcoming Hal 

On behalf of the Philippines Board of Directors, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Hal as the new Philippines Executive Director. We are thrilled to have you on board and are confident that your experience and expertise will help us continue to grow and have a deeper impact. We are excited to see what we can accomplish together and are grateful to have you on board!”
Message from Sherry Manning,
Founder and CEO Welcoming Hal

“ We are thrilled to have attracted such an experienced and passionate new Philippines Executive Director to guide us into our next chapter of work in the Philippines. Hal brings decades of experience in growing and building successful NGOs and community organizing networks. I know that under his leadership our continued growth and success will be transformational. A very warm welcome to Hal from the entire GSS Community!”
Join Us Over Zoom To Welcome Hal

During our First Chika Chika Series

You're invited to the first GSS Chika Chika Series!

Chika chika is a Tagalog word that translates to

This Chika Chika event is an open invitation for our community to have a virtual LIVE Q&A with Hal!

Get to know him as your new Philippines Executive Director!
We look forward to seeing you for our first Chika Chika series and welcoming Hal Atienza to the GSS Community!

Maraming/Daghan Salamat!!