About Us

The Palau Red Cross Society

Palau Red Cross Society (PRCS) is a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation, established by the Palau National Congress through House Joint Resolution 5-24-3 on 31 July 1997.

PRCS became a recognised member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 30 September 1997. It was admitted as a member to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on 20 November 1997, joining a membership of 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.

Our mandate is to serve the most vulnerable, alleviate human suffering and contribute to the promotion of human dignity and peace.

Our work is based on the seven Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement:

  •  Humanity
  •  Impartiality
  •  Neutrality
  •  Independence
  •  Voluntary Service
  •  Unity
  •  Universality

Our leadership and management comprises a governing board elected by our members, and a staff managed by an Executive Director.

Through our headquarters in Koror and network of volunteers, we provide services throughout the country and will soon be establishing branches in different locations to further expand our activities.

PRCS Helping Others

Our Future

PRCS is currently embarking on a period of positive change and growth. We are creating a future which embraces the following commitments:

  •  Supporting communities in Palau to become more resilient to the impacts of disaster and climate change
  •  Promoting safe and healthy living through community based health and first aid activities
  •  Expanding our membership and volunteer base, in a way which includes all members of society, regardless of age, gender, nationality, disability or other factors.
  •  Ensuring open and transparent governance and management to remain accountable to our members and the people we serve.

Our People

As a non-political, non-religious organisation we strive to attract people committed to our vision and the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

PRCS National Governing Board

Jefferson Thomas, Chairman

Waymine Towai, Vice Chairman

Judy Ann Sabino, Treasurer

David Bai, Member

Blanche Salii, Member

Irene Olkeriil, Member

Ritter Udui, Member

Aileen Mikel, Member

Bedochel M. Yobech, Youth Member

North Branch Governing Board


Hilda N. Reklai, Vice Chairman

Antonnette O. Merur, Treasurer

Jay Olegeriil, Member

Margie Bechab, Member

Reuben Inawo, Member

Melvira Kyarii Kazuma, Youth Member

Central Branch Governing Board

Gaafar Uherbelau, Chairman

Darnelle Worswick, Vice Chairman

Rosania Victor, Treasurer

Cynthia Malsol, Member

Ribka Kintaro, Member

Edwina Ngiraikelau, Member

Telei Marsil, Youth Member

Executive Director

Joanne Maireng Sengebau, Executive Director

Nikolas Ngirailild, Deputy Executive Director

Palau Red Cross Staff

Margie Ngirmidol, Administrative Services Manager

Stephanie J. Minor, Disaster Management Coordinator

Michelle Ueda, Health & Social Services Coordinator

Allyne Andrew, Dissemination & Communications Coordinator

Amy Kekereldil Andres, Deputy Accounting Officer

Filipo Waqairatavo, Health & Social Services Officer

Zoe Leemansky, Information Management and Logistics Officer

First Aid/CPR Instructors

Allins Nobuo, FA/CPR Instructor

Michelle Ueda, FA/CPR Instructor

PRCS Volunteers Getting Involved:

Interested in Volunteering?

Join some of the many willing volunteers who have been trained in disaster response, first aid or other program activities and participate in the humanitarian work of PRCS.

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