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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.

John Swing

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John Swing is newly appointed to this leadership role. He oversees the administration, programs and strategic plan of SIPA. 

Fidji Victoriano

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Fidji manages the day-to-day affairs of the SIPA team. She was born and raised in Mindanao, specifically Cagayan de Oro City.

Maria Valendez

YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Maria Carmel Valendez oversees the After School & Youth Program at SIPA, including the Filipino Youth Summer Program.

Eddy M. Gana Jr.

IN HOME OUTREACH COUNSELOR

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

Dave Andrew Icarangal

BUSINESS COUNSELOR

As the Business Counselor, Dave gives assistance to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Los Angeles.