Club Officers and Board of Directors
















President: Chris Lee (1-1-13 to Present)Chris was born and raised in the Silicon Valley. He attended Independence High School and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has lived in the City of Milpitas since 1991 with his wife Julie and sons, Alexander and Jeffrey. Hobbies include running, basketball, camping and Mountain Bike riding.

  • Work History: Good Technology in Redwood City as a Technical Support Manager.
  • Volunteer Organizations: He joined the Milpitas Executive Lions Club in 2003.  Currently he is serving as President since January 2013.  He also served as secretary & board member.
  • Chris also serves as a Commissioner on the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission for the City of Milpitas


1st Vice President Nelly Cabuslay 

  • Work History: Retired Registered Nurse
  • Volunteer Organizations: Joined the Milpitas Executive Lions Club since March 2008. She served as Board of Director. A member of the Filipino American Nurses Association.

2nd VP: Bernie DelaCruz

  • Work History: Owner/Manager CALIFORNIA COAST INDUSTRIES, General Contractors
  • Volunteer Organizations: Joined the Lion Club International member since October 1979.
  • He is a Life Time member.
  • Currently he is  District 4-C6 Zone Chair 2012-13 and Ist Vice President 2012-13,  2nd Vice President (2010-11,)3rd Vice President (2009-10)
  •  Associate Member of Sampaguita Lions Club

Secretary:  MariCris Benitez

  • Work History: Real Estate Professional since 1988
  • Volunteer Organizations:  Joined Milpitas Executive Lions Club in October 2008.
  • Currently she is the Lions Clubs International District 4-C6 International Relations Chair (2011-14), Public Relations Chair (2011-14), Region 2 Chair, and a member of the District Global Membership Team as Retention Chair (2011-14), Member of the District Information Technology  and TeamPast Zone 1 Regions 2 Chair
  • She is the MELC Secretary since 7-1-2012, Student Speaker Chair and Piedmont Hills High School LEO Club Advisor. She as held various positions in the club as Club President (2011-12), 1st Vice President(2010-11) & Membership Director(2009-10).
  • Vice President: Seven Lakes of Northen California, Inc(2007-Present)
  • Board of Director(2000-Present):Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County



Membership Director:Thelma Batilo

  • Work History: Independent business consultant in the global ecommerce & distribution industry (
  • Volunteer Organizations: Joined Milpitas Executive Lions Club in March 2008.
  • Presently she is Lions Clubs International District 4-C6 Peace Poster Chair, Past Region 2 Chair 2012-13, & Past District 4-C6 Youth Exchange Co Chair 2012-13
  • She is currently the MELC Membership Director, Milpitas High School LEO Club Advisor, Visitation and Peace Poster Chair. She has held various positions for Milpitas Executive Lions Club: Past President 2011-12,Vice President, Club Secretary &  Board Member
  • Serves as a Commissioner for the City of Milpitas, Community Advisory Commission
  Membership Team Member: Frank Amdur

  • Work History: He is Mr Xfinity-Comcast and Send Out Cards Director
  • Volunteer Organizations: Milpitas Executive Lions Club member since 2008 but has been a Lion Member for 35 years. He served as Board of Director (2012-13) and he is also a Milpitas Chamber of Commerce

Lion Tamer & Membership Team:  Mike Westerman

  • Work History: 
     MDM Entertainment a licensed and Insured business. Mobile DJ “Mike” is one of San Jose’s recognized and respected DJ and Karaoke Company.
  •  Proudly member of the American Disc Jockey Association. Has been entertaining people all over the Bay Area and across the country for over 12 years.
  •  Professional and fashionable Master Ceremony Host
  • Volunteer & Civic Organizations: Milpitas Executive Lions Club since 2011, served as Board of Director 2011-13, Member of Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, Entertainment Chair for Relay for Life ( Mountain View & Milpitas)

Club Advisor & Board of Director:  

PDG Ray Maglalang

  • Work History: Real Estate Broker
  • Volunteer Organizations: Past DISTRICT GOVERNOR of the Lions Club International, District 4C-6 Governor 2010-2011
  • Served as President, Membership Director and Board Member of Milpitas Executive Lions Club
  • Charter Member,Milpitas Executive Lions Club since November 2002
  • Serves as Commissioner for the City of Milpitas, Community Advisory Commission


Board Member: Christopher Heiny

  • Work History: Synaptics
  • Volunteer Organizations: Milpitas Executive Lions Club member since May 2009. Served as Board of Director 2010-14.



Board Member: Marie Pham

  • Work History: Real Estate Professional since 1988
  • Volunteer Organizations:  Joined Milpitas Executive Lions Club in October 2008. Currently she is the Lions Clubs International District 4-C6 Youth Exchange Chair 2009-Present
  • Currently Club Board of Director & Youth Exchange Chair
  • Board of Director
Board Member : Felix Natnat

  • Work History: Real Estate Broker, Canaan California Realty.  Gives solutions in field of specialization: Real Estate Transaction; Insurance and Appraisal.
  • Volunteer Organization:  Joined Milpitas Executive Lions Club on October 2011. Serves as 3rd Vice President since 2012.

  • Board Member: Mila Garcia
    • Work History: United Capital Group & HBW Financial Service
    • Volunteer Organizations:
    • Treasurer,Milpitas Executive Lions Club, member of Milpitas Executive Lions Club since November 2007
    • Serves as a Commissioner for the Milpitas Mobile Park Commission


Charter President :Don Ryan

  • Work History: Businessman
  • Volunteer Organizations: Charter President of Milpitas Executive Lions Club,  member of Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
  • Charter Member of Milpitas Executive Lions Club since November 2002.


Board Member: Regina Padilla

  • Work History: Life Agent, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Volunteer Organizations: Joined Milpitas Executive Lions  Club since July 2010; Served as Board Members since 2010
  • Member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Herb Holloway Charter Member: Passed away on January 6, 2009 at the age of 80. Rests at Sacramento Valley National Veteran’s Cemetery in Dixon, California.  Born October 7, 1928 in Glendale, Arkansas. First African-American to play football for Tamalpais High School. Attended College of Marin. Served in U.S. Army for 30 years.

  • Work History:Tour of Duty during the Korean War. Retired as Sergeant Major
  • Volunteer Organizations: Board of Directors at Milpitas Executive Lions Club*Board of Trustees for Sunnyhills United Methodist Church*member of NAACP and Black Caucus of Milpitas*Last Original Member and Chair of the Sunnyhills Community Breakfast*Milpitas Black History Living Legacy Hall of Fame.Received Governor’s Award for his historic preservation efforts for Milpitas