Public, Government and Community relations professional with nearly 15 years in the industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and marketing consultant. Between 2016 and 2018 she was Associate Executive Director, Public, Community Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County. In addition to media relations Leticia was responsible for developing and executing Kings County’s community outreach program to meet the needs of the community and the goals of Kings County. Through strategic planning and collaboration with dedicated staff across the hospital community she developed avenues to educate the community, not only about Kings County services but also about healthcare, health maintenance and ways to prevent illness. Working with media and through old fashioned outreach, which expanded to include local schools, churches and community based organizations she effectively raised awareness about the hospital’s services, events and the work of the innovative, talented staff.
Prior to joining Kings County Leticia was appointed Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs at the New York State Division of Human Rights where her framework for a program to encourage businesses to employ the formerly incarcerated became a statewide program, Work for Success. Before this, Leticia served as vice president of public affairs at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Senior Press Officer for the New York City Council; and a producer/ reporter for WNYC – New York Public Radio, where she who also contributed to National Public Radio. She treasures her time as a reporter where she covered the people of New York City and City Hall, as well as pivotal moments including the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the NYC Blackout of 2003, and the Presidential Election in which George W. Bush prevailed over former Vice President Al Gore.