CSSP Welcomes Leticia Peguero, MPA to its Board of Directors

Washington, DC (December 15, 2021)—The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has named Leticia Peguero, an expert in youth justice and social justice philanthropy to its Board of Directors. 

“We are thrilled to add Leticia to CSSP’s Board of Directors,” said Judith Meltzer, President of CSSP. “Between her deep community roots and her extensive experience in the areas of social justice, philanthropy, and working to support communities with the greatest need, Ms. Peguero will be a valuable and important asset to continually deepening CSSP’s anti-racist, equity-centered work.”

Ms. Peguero launched Otra Forma Coaching and Consulting in 2019 where she focuses on using the transformative coaching methodology to help transform philanthropy, social justice organizations and the people that work in them.  She most recently served as the Vice President of Programs at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Prior to that role, she served as the Executive Director of the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) where she was at the forefront of a national conversation around youth justice reform and narrative change surrounding young people of color. In addition, Ms. Peguero’s experience includes developing innovative tools and curricula to effectively engage next generation family philanthropists in meaningful discussions about and experiences related to race, class, and privilege.

Leticia is a 2008 National Urban Fellow, one of the country’s top leadership development programs and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a Master of Public Administration from the Marxe School of Public Affairs.

I am really honored and excited to join wonderful colleagues on the Board and to bring decades of experience in creating anti-racist institutions to the great work done at CSSP,” said Ms. Peguero. “The time to build institutions that are in true service to our young people is now. I am humbled to be in service to CSSP’s great vision.”

“At CSSP, we work to center equity and anti-racism in all that we do so that all children, youth, and families can thrive,” said Dr. Carol Wilson Spigner, chair of CSSP’s Board of Directors. ”Ms. Pegeuro’s  experience with communities and young people of color can only benefit our work and ensure that we are continually centering the needs and lived experiences of those groups with whom we hope to work.”

CSSP’s Board of Directors:

  • Carol Wilson Spigner, Board Chair, Associate Professor Emerita, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
  • Larkin Tackett, Board Vice-Chair, Founder and CEO, MAYA Consulting
  • Thomas Bates, Partner, Insight Strategic Partners
  • Manley A. Begay, Jr., tenured Professor, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (NAU)
  • Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Joia Adele Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG, Founder and President, the National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Frank Farrow, President emeritus, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
  • Kate Kendell, Chief of Staff, The California Endowment
  • John Kim, Executive Director, The Advancement Project (California Office)
  • Judith Meltzer, President, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
  • Sandra Moore, Managing Director and Chief Impact Officer, Advantage Capital
  • Judge William A. Thorne, Jr., former judge on the State of Utah Court of Appeals and in the Third District Court

Learn more about our Board of Directors here.

About CSSP. The Center for the Study of Social Policy is a national, non-profit policy organization that connects community action, public system reform, and policy change to create a fair and just society. We work to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families thrive by translating ideas into action, promoting public policies grounded in equity, supporting strong and inclusive communities, and advocating with and for all children and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices. Learn more at www.CSSP.org.