Leticia Peguero portrait.

Leticia Peguero, MPA


With more than 25 years of experience in social justice philanthropy, 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.

In addition to this coaching practice, Ms. Peguero currently serves as a Senior Vice President at Firelight Media & Firelight Films. Previous to this, she served as the Vice President of Programs at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, developing programmatic strategies that are nimble, responsive and reflective of the integrated and complex nature of social change. She also currently serves on the advisory council of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and is a trustee of Philanthropy New York, co-chairing the work on equity and inclusive philanthropy.

Before joining NCF, Ms. Peguero served as the Executive Director of the Andrus Family Fund, where she led the organization’s transformation from a small family foundation to an innovative funding institution with a clear mission and theory of change. Prior to AFF, she held leadership positions at the Posse Foundation, Planned Parenthood of New York City, The Door Adolescent Health Center, the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Hospital and am a graduate of National Urban Fellows—one of the country’s top leadership programs.

Ms. Peguero 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.