About U.P.S.E.S INC

About

United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc

San Diego’s Portuguese community today is made up of immigrants from the Azores, Madeira, and mainland Portugal going back five generations in some cases. As Portuguese, we have a natural pride in our traditions and in the global accomplishments of our ancestors.

We strive to honor those who have come before us, preserve our traditions and customs, and instill in our youth the spirit of devotion to the Espirito Santo, so our community will go forward in faith and tradition, generation after generation.

Our Mission

Executive Board

UPSES President Daniel A. Silva

President
Daniel A. Silva

UPSES Vice President Karinna Feliciano

Vice President
Karinna Feliciano

UPSES Secretary Korinne Madruga Monroig

Secretary
Korinne Madruga Monroig

UPSES Treasurer Natalie A. Virissimo

Treasurer
Natalie A. Virissimo

Office Staff

UPSES Manager Andrea Da Luz

Manager
Andrea Da Luz

UPSES Financial Secretary Diana Balelo

Financial Secretary
Diana Balelo

Board of Directors

UPSES 2022 Festa Presidents Deborah & Brian Dutra

2022 Festa Presidents
Deborah & Brian Dutra

UPSES Board of Director Marissa Bagaso

Board of Director
Marissa Bagaso

UPSES Board of Director Annette Balelo

Board of Director
Annette Balelo

UPSES Board of Director Ashley Barandiaran

Board of Director
Ashley Barandiaran

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Board of Director
Sean Cerny

UPSES Board of Director Christian DaRosa

Board of Director
Christian DaRosa

Board of Director
Marisea "Cici" Drummond

UPSES Board of Director Therese Garces

Board of Director
Therese Garces

UPSES Board of Director Tyler Goulart

Board of Director
Tyler Goulart

UPSES Board of Director Rod Guidi

Board of Director
Rod Guidi

UPSES Board of Director Deo Holmquist

Board of Director
Deo Holmquist

UPSES Board of Director Barbara Hosaka

Board of Director
Barbara Hosaka

UPSES Board of Director Grace Limon

Board of Director
Grace Limon

UPSES Board of Director Frank Macedo

Board of Director
Frank Macedo

UPSES Board of Director Bridgette Mack

Board of Director
Bridgette Mack

UPSES Board of Director & 2021 Festa Queen Jacquelyn Neves

Board of Director & 2021 Festa Queen
Jacquelyn Neves

UPSES Board of Director Chris Pimentel

Board of Director
Chris Pimentel

UPSES Board of Director Jaqueline Rivera

Board of Director
Jaqueline Rivera

UPSES Board of Director Yvonne Siragusa

Board of Director
Yvonne Siragusa

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Board of Director
Dinisa Valadao

UPSES Board of Director Teri Vanoni

Board of Director
Teri Vanoni

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Board of Director
Mary Jane Warren

The Portuguese Market Associates

Isabel Serpa - Portuguese Market Associate

Isabel Serpa

Eva Abbott - Portuguese Market Associate

Eva Abbott

Alyssa Barandiaran - Portuguese Market Associate

Alyssa Barandiaran

Past Presidents

1922 - 1992

1922 – 1932

Manuel O. Medina

1933 – 1937

Matt Monise

1938 – 1977

Manuel O. Medina

1983 – 1984

Ed Ribeiro

1985 – 1987

Mary Alice Gonsalves

1988

Gene Santos

1989 – 1990

Raymond Simas

1991 – 1992

Gene Santos

1993 - 2008

1993 – 1995

Lynn Izidoro Guidi

1996 – 1997

Barbara Hosaka

1998

Joseph Silva

1999 – 2001

Evelyn DaRosa Feliciano

2002

Anthony Calabrese

2003 – 2004

Manuel “Bud” Silva

2005

Joe Varley

2006 – 2008

Lynn Marie Reis

2009 - 2022

2009 – 2010

Manuel Fernando Leal

2011 – 2013

Evelyn DaRosa Feliciano

2014 – 2015

Carl Silva

2015

Julieanna Piatek

2016 – 2017

Daniel A. Silva

2018 – 2019

Diana Balelo

2020 - 2021

Ricardo da Rosa

2022

Presiding: Daniel A. Silva