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EDISON — The nonprofit promoting Latina leadership Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE Fund Inc.) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an awards program at the Pines Manor in Edison on June 15.

LUPE’s annual Power of Women (POW) and Latina Leadership Scholarships awards will begin at 6 p.m. The organization will honor:

Highlighting the great culture and leadership in South Jersey’s Hispanic community.
  • Power of Women AwardCarol Cuadrado, Office of Senator Nellie Pou
  • Amiga AwardKellie LeDet, Kean University  
  • Woman of Influence AwardMaria Andrade, NJIT 
  • Amigo AwardGuillermo Artiles, Esq., McCarter & English 

“Each of our honorees exemplify excellence,” LUPE said in an email statement. “Please join us in thanking them for the amazing work they have done to improve our communities. Your continued support and commitment to LUPE helps us to move our mission forward.

LUPE’s mission is to educate, empower, and engage Latinas to promote leadership and civic engagement. Those interested can purchase your tickets here and become a sponsor here. For more information and becoming a LUPE member, email:

LUPE’s Board of directors include:

  • Iveth P. Mosquera, MPA, President
  • Joanna Feliciano, PhD, Vice President
  • Karem Ospino, Treasurer
  • Victoria Moyeno, Corresponding Sec
  • Rosemarie Moyeno-Matos, Esq., Rec Sec.
  • Valeria Aloe
  • Melissa Baralt, PhD
  • Diana P. Calle, MPA
  • Carmen Cusido
  • Heidi Castrillon
  • Stephanie Pabon
  • Millie Peralta
  • Paulaska Ramirez
  • Marelyn Rivera
  • Crystal Rosa
  • Ammie Salom-Rodriguez
  • Peggy Anastos, Advisor & President Emeritus

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