Our staff members are passionate about making Los Angeles a better place through the empowerment of the Pilipino community. Read more about them here.
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.
YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Maria Carmel Valendez oversees the After School & Youth Program at SIPA, including the Filipino Youth Summer Program.
CED PROGRAM MANAGER
John Swing manages the Community Economic Development Program and the Small Business Assistance Program as the Business Specialist.
IN HOME OUTREACH COUNSELOR
Eddy M. Gana Jr., MSW, ACSW runs the Mental Health Outreach Program and provides direct services to youth and families.
GRYD CASE MANAGER
As the GRYD case manager, Endy Ixcoy mentors youth and provides support, resources, and changes at the individual and family levels.