As a seasoned public servant, FAAT is very honored to have “Officer Ramirez” or “Gilbert” on Board. He has done tremendous work in providing free social and cultural services not only to the Filipino-Americans but also to the Hispanic Community in Middle Tennessee. Officer Ramirez grew up in a Hispanic-Filipino household — his father is Puerto Rican while his mother is half-Filipino half-Puerto Rican, but his full-blooded Filipino grandparents raised him. He calls his grandparents Mom and Dad.
Gilbert is also serving as the Community Affairs Officer of the El Protector Program of Metro Nashville Police Department. As such, Officer Ramirez has spearheaded various programs for the Latino and Filipino community benefitting many immigrants who are greatly in need of assistance. He actively solicits companies to participate in the program, which the entire community in Middle Tennessee greatly appreciates.
Ever since serving with FAAT since 2014, Gilbert has brought so much vitality to the organization, bringing in people and sponsors for every event. He is always hands-on logistics, the first to arrive and last to leave. Gilbert’s role as a police officer also adds comfort to the organization as he is able to reach out to the Police Department for security assistance in our events. Further, as a previous business owner of an Alarm and Telecommunications Company in Bronx, NY (prior to becoming a Police Officer), Gilbert offers not only strong business acumen but the dexterity and skills of a business leader. He is a well-respected public servant concurrently serving as a Board Member of the Nashville Cares and the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce. He attended Miami Dade Community College for a Degree in Business Marketing and Administration and currently studying at Bethel University to expand his knowledge in Business Administration. Both his children Camila (13) and Andres (20) are also active in the community. If you see a mascot in FAAT’s events, that probably is our beloved Camila, Gilbert’s daughter.