Melencia Tolledo, fondly called Mel by many, is a lady with beauty and heart. Soft-spoken, she always handles herself with grace, elegance, and dignity.
Mel is a registered nurse with expertise in surgery. Currently, she works at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago where she was honored with the nationally recognized Daisy Award, which is given to exemplary nurses. Mel has also received the Excellence in Clinical Care by the Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois. A healthcare entrepreneur, she also owns her own Mother Care Group Homes in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This Sagittarius demonstrates true care and civic service by supporting various organizations which focus on serving the community, including Typhoon Haiyan, Walk for Hydrocephalus, and Feed my Starving Children. For her efforts, Mel has received accolades, including, one for Asian Exemplary Civic Service from Asian Chronicle USA. In addition, she was given the President’s Volunteer Service Award, presented to her as appreciation for her efforts to strengthen Filipino communities through volunteer service.
Mel, who has an eye for fashion, has graced numerous high fashion shows in the Chicago area, including the Chicago Jazz Dance Fashion Show, the Megascene Fashion Event, and Victor Miller’s Fashion in Fashion. She has been crowned as Mrs. Catanduanes, Mrs. Chicago Philippine Lions Club, and received several best-dressed awards. For her achievements, service, and community work, Mel was inducted to the Chicago Filipino-American Hall of Fame for Nursing & Home Health Care.