Welcome to PROFESA WebPage

Where ‘Caring for Puerto Rican Community’ matters

Is an association of experienced leaders that represent the Puerto Rican community in South Florida, all coming together to create professional opportunities for our community.


The meaning of the word PROFESA is as follows: "PR" stands for Puerto Rican, "PROFES" is for professional and the "A" stands for an association. Although PROFESA is a Spanish word, it can be easily pronounced in both English and Spanish. More importantly, its meaning: to "profess", teach, or lead, is what we envisioned for our organization. Among our goals is to "profess" understanding and love for Puerto Rico, its culture, and the aspirations and potential of our people who have evolved from the humble "Jibarito" into a still humble, but more educated, proud, and modern Puerto Rican professional.

Association Activities, Events & Concerns


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Golf Tournament Thanks for your continuous support to PROFESA. After a…


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Meet Our


Edwin Betancourt

Executive VP

Dr. Thomas Agrait

VP Gov Affairs

Helena Barraza

Exec Secretary

Leadership Begins With Commitment

Throughout our 22-year history, we have constantly promoted our culture throughout the Latino community, encouraging our members to volunteer and engage with local charities and events. We have donated thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations such as The Cancer Society, The Alzheimer’s Association, Open Doors, to mention a few. PROFESA has also donated scholarships to South Florida students thru our non-for-profit events, experienced steady growth, and demonstrated consistent value to our community. We aim to be the association of choice for companies seeking to hire and develop Latino talent.