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Staff

Our staff members are passionate about making Los Angeles a better place through the empowerment of the Pilipino community. Read more about them here.

Kimmy Maniquis

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Kimmy is newly appointed to this leadership role. She oversees the administration, programs and strategic plan of SIPA. 

Hannah-Kalea Enriquez

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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Hannah manages the day-to-day affairs of the SIPA team. She has an extensive background in non-profit work spanning years.

Jeffrey Burbulys

SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Jeff oversees the strategy, implementation, and quality of SIPA’s program areas and management of Program managers. 

Eddy M. Gana Jr.

CLINICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

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Eddy M. Gana Jr., MSW, ACSW runs the Mental Health Outreach Program and provides direct services to youth and families.

Dave Andrew Icarangal

CED PROGRAM MANAGER

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As the Community Economic Development manager, Dave is responsible for handling SIPA’s real estate portfolio.

Maria Carmel Valendez

YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER

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Maria oversees Youth Programs at SIPA.  These programs develop youth leaders by engaging them in Pilipino culture and empowering them to be proud of their community and identity.

Jamie Michelle Prudencio

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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Jamie oversees COVID-19 related issues, volunteers, and community events.

Kristine de los Santos

BUSINESS COUNSELOR

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Kristine creates spaces and produces programs that enhance empowerment, education, and representation for fledgling entrepreneurs within our community.

Madeline Dimayuga

MARKETING COORDINATOR

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Madeline manages the online presence of SIPA while also connecting the community to upcoming events hosted by our organization. 

Melissa Lanto

BA SOCIAL WORK INTERN

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Melissa’s role within SIPA is under the Mental Health Services & Aftercare program, which links families to community resources (e.g., housing, employment, legal aid, healthcare, etc.).

Carolina Hernandez Lopez

MA SOCIAL WORK INTERN

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Carolina provides in-home outreach counseling, group counseling and support groups under the Mental Health Services & Aftercare program.