NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUERTO RICAN WOMEN
Southern California Chapter
Celebrating 25 Years
Meet our Executive Board 2023
Members of the current Board of Directors joined NACOPRW-SoCal to meet other Puerto Rican women who wish to celebrate our heritage and support, mentor young women, and help our communities in Southern California and on the Island of Puerto Rico.
PRESIDENT - Gloria San Miguel
Originally from Puerto Rico she has lived in Southern California for over 25 years. Gloria has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and currently works in Customer Service.
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT - Marjorie Patton
Originally from Puerto Rico and has lived in Southern California for 15 years. Marjorie has master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Puerto Rico. She works as a Human Resources Professional, Certified Coach, and Organizational Development Strategist.
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT - Nilsa J. Thorsos
Originally from Florida and part of the Puerto Rican diaspora. She has lived in Iowa, completed her BA at the University of Puerto Rico. Earned her Master of Science at Fordham University and her Doctorate at the University of New Mexico. She has taught in K-12 schools in the Virgin Islands, New Mexico, and California. Dr. Nilsa J. Thorsos is a professor of education at National University and currently serves as the Teacher Education Department Chair. Her research interests include linguistics, literacy, language acquisition, bilingualism, special education, education, and mentoring in higher education.
SECRETARY - Marie Nubia-Feliciano
Originally from Puerto Rico she was raised in California. Marie has a doctorate in education from Chapman University, Orange, CA and currently teaches at California State University, Fullerton, and is CEO of The Colégas Group.
TREASURER - Sonia Colon Lamas
Originally from, Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, she has lived in Southern California for almost 40 years. Sonia has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix and is retired from General Motors as a Sales and Acquisition Analyst and as a Finance Director for an Automotive Dealership.