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 is newly appointed to this leadership role. He oversees the administration, programs and strategic plan of SIPA.
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.
IN HOME OUTREACH COUNSELOR
Eddy M. Gana Jr., MSW, ACSW runs the Mental Health Outreach Program and provides direct services to youth and families.
As the Business Counselor, Dave gives assistance to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Los Angeles.