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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., LCSW runs the Mental Health Outreach Program and provides direct services to youth and families.

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.

Melissa Lanto

REFERRAL COORDINATOR

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Melissa links community members with the different services SIPA offers or collaborates with in the community.  They also work with children and their families in the Mental Health Program through providing Prevention and Aftercare case navigation.

Dr. Eric A. Hernandez

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

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Eric provides mental health counseling services, assessments, crisis intervention, and case management to individuals and groups. 

Shane Villanueva

FAMILY COUNSELOR

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Shane provides mental health services, case management, and translation advocacies to youth and families. 

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. 

Jamie Michelle Prudencio

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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

Beatrice (Bea) Avanceña

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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Bea implements afterschool programming and plans cultural events to engage our youth and communities.

Kevin Casasola

YOUTH AND FAMILIES COORDINATOR

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Kevin helps empower youth towards positive behaviors, relationships, and futures through career development and health and wellness programming.

Mariel Magsaysay

MSW INTERN

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Mariel assists the Mental Health department of SIPA’s programming staff.

Monica Fabic

MSW INTERN

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Monica assists the Mental Health department of SIPA’s programming staff.