Meet the PFSA Staff
John A.R. Salvador
Chief Executive Officer
Born in San Jose, CA, former resident of Santa Clara for 38 years and a current resident of Patterson. Served as Chairman of the PFSA Business Board of Directors from July 2009 thru November 1, 2015. Past Secretary-Treasurer/CEO of SES a composing Society of PFSA and a lifetime member.
Chief Operating Officer
Bernice Armas-Martinez was raised in San Jose, CA after her family emigrated from Mexico. Over the many years of experience in the insurance industry, she strives to provide a high level of excellence in customer service. She is very enthusiastic to grow with the PFSA family and gain knowledge of the Portuguese fraternal traditions. Bernice and her husband Juan have three amazing children, Dominik, Christopher, and Kat. Bernice and her family are very passionate about helping others.
Director of Fraternal Activities & Marketing
Jerry was born in San Jose, California and raised in nearby Santa Clara after his family emigrated to the US from Faial, Azores. He has a background in design, branding, and community engagement. Prior to PFSA, he worked in high tech marketing and brand management consulting. In his role, he uses his passion for Portuguese culture and marketing to design programs that actively engage our members, promote our heritage, and give back to the community.
Megan De Souza
The youngest of five, Megan was raised in the Central Valley of California after her parents emigrated from Sao Jorge, Azores.
She has a strong accounting background being in the field since 2014. Over the years, Megan has developed a wide variety of skills and knowledge that she is excited to bring to PFSA. Megan is very excited to be part of the PFSA family where she can bring together her career and love of her Portuguese culture.
Senior Membership Services
Addie has been working for the PFSA since 2004 and really enjoys assisting all our members. Addie loves spending time with her family especially her seven grandchildren.
Publisher / New Business / Agent
Alicia Marie Ray
Since childhood, Alicia has always been there for others. Treating everyone with respect and courtesy. Working in claims has just solidified how much that is truly important. She loves celebrating her Portuguese Heritage, spending time with her loved ones, and her three pups, crocheting and watching movies/tv shows.
Danae has many years of customer service experience. She is very quick to learn new knowledge and skills. Her time is spent with her 4 younger siblings and 2 beautiful nieces. She is currently going to college and in her free time enjoys baking, reading, and catching up on shows. Danae grew up immersed in two different cultures and loves embracing both her Hispanic and Portuguese sides. Danae is excited to incorporate her reliable work ethic and skills into PFSA and the community.