- President, Center for Disaster Preparedness, Phillippines
- Advisory Board, Partners for Resilience
- Board Member, Adventist Development and Relief Agency- International and Asia
- UNISDR member of Advisory Board on Local Actors for the ISDR Asia Partnership
Zen is now an independent consultant on disasters and development. She worked with the United Nations Development Programme as DRR Advisor and Project Manager on Global Facility for Community Based DRR under the then Special Unit for South- South Cooperation. Prior to that she was Director for Training and Education of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre for years. She also co-founded the Centre for Disaster Preparedness Foundation. Her work also involved cooperative organising at the village level and advocacy on community concerns and DRR at the national, regional and global levels. Her work is recognised at various levels such as the "Gawad Kalasag”, highest national award on DRR in the Philippines, 'Gender and Disaster award given by the Mary Fran Myers and more recently a finalist in the Sasakawa award.