Luz Corcuera is the executive director of UnidosNow, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering Hispanic/Latinos to achieve the American dream through education, integration, and civic engagement.
Luz was born in Peru and emigrated to Canada where she practiced as a psychotherapist for 16 years and remains a Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists before moving to Florida in 2000. She earned a BA in Clinical Psychology and a MA in Pastoral Ministry.
Luz has a proven track record in community-building and engagement. She previously served as Program Director for Healthy Start Manatee and as a Community Health Director for the Florida Department of Health in Manatee. Luz is passionate about education, health, and cultural competency. Her significant work includes developing and overseeing diverse community-based initiatives to empower underserved and at-promise communities via prevention and education.
Luz has been recognized with numerous awards for building strong relationships in the Manasota region with private, public, faith-based, and civic organizations to close the education achievement gap, reversing negative health trends, and empowering people to civic integration.