Leticia Peguero is a consultant, philanthropic advisor and coach for women, people of color, and organizations through her company Leticia Peguero Coaching and Consulting.
Before consulting, Leticia spent years in the philanthropic sector. Most recently, Leticia served as Vice President of Programs at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She developed strategies grounded in principles of social and racial justice that are nimble, responsive, and reflective of the integrated and complex nature of social change. She was a partner to the CEO and the board in achieving NCF’s vision of a best-in-class social justice philanthropy that is integrated and intersectional in its approaches and fully aligned in its culture, operations, and systems. Leticia led the organization through a refining of their values, vision and helped NCF adopt long term outcomes that are aligned with achieving racial, economic and environmental justice.
In her previous role as Executive Director of the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), she was at the forefront of the national conversation around youth justice reform and narrative change surrounding young people of color. Under her leadership, the AFF and the Surdna Foundation developed innovative tools and curricula to effectively engage next generation family philanthropists in meaningful conversations and experiences related to race, class, and privilege.
Before joining AFF, Leticia was the Regional Vice President at the Posse Foundation, where she managed Posse sites in Los Angeles, Boston, and New Orleans, in addition to establishing its newest location at the time in Houston, Texas. Prior to Posse, Leticia spent five years as Deputy Director of the Local Funding Partnerships program, one of the hallmark programs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she developed strategy and worked to identify and support innovative community based models that were in service of creating historically marginalized communities.
Outside of her professional role, Leticia works closely with a Latinx-run arts organization, Areytos Performance Works, which fuses Afro-Caribbean dance forms with contemporary dance and exemplifies the power of the arts as a tool for advancing social justice, particularly for those whose voices have been dampened by oppression and structural racism.
Leticia is a 2008 National Urban Fellow, one of the country’s top leadership development programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and graduated with honors from the Marxe School of Public Affairs with a Master of Public Administration. She is also a Professional Certified Coach and runs a life and executive coaching practice.