Rancho Mirage, California
13 February 2016

Loreta Nelson came from the Salinas family, prominent landowners and community leaders, of Lianga, Surigao. She has been residing at Palm Springs for 36 years now. She retired after 30 years of working with MetLife Insurance where she received the top award for production in 1986 as Financial Planner and Registered Investment Advisor. She is the only female awardee in Southern California.

While managing many rental units nationally, she started a residential care facility for the elderly along with her husband. She is of service to the local community especially as current board chairman of Fil-Am Association of Coachella Valley where she is a member since 1979, a board member of Lend-A-Paw, founder of the Lions Pride Parents Volunteers, and a host family to deserving international students. She also supports a private religious school in the Philippines.

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