The main activities of the Center for Babaylan Studies include the organizing of the International Babaylan Conferences, CfBS Symposium/Gathering, Retreats, and Projects that manifest our vision and goals.  We seek to collaborate with other persons and organizations who are dedicated to the path of the babaylan and create future events together.

Core Organizers 

Mga Haligi ng Sinag (Pillars in Light)


S. Lily Mendoza

Elder/ Founder
Leny Strobel

Core Members

Christina Carter

Jo La Torre

Olivia Sawi


Vanessa Ramalho


Core Members on temporary leave

Lizae Cervantes Reyes (-’17)
Mila Anguluan-Coger (-’15)

Previous Core Members

Lane Wilcken (’14)
Venus Herbito (’14)
Frances Santiago (’14)
Lorial Crowder (’09-’13)
Karen Pennrich (’10-’11)
Grace Villarin Dueñas ()
Maileen Hamto ()

Co-Founders and previous Core Members

Perla Daly (’09-’13)
Letecia Layson (’09-’12)
Baylan Megino (’09-’10)

We are grateful to those who have come forward to work with us as co-directors and volunteers.

Please contact us if you would like to be part of creating an event or assisting with a project.