Luz Corcuera

Luz Corcuera is the executive director of UnidosNow, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latinos in Sarasota and Manatee to achieve the American Dream through education, integration, and civic engagement. Corcuera emigrated from Peru to Canada where she practiced family and group therapy as a psychotherapist for 16 years. Upon moving to Florida in August 2000, Corcuera became the Program Director for Healthy Start Manatee and later became the Community Health Director for the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her work in closing the education achievement gap, reversing negative health trends, and empowering people to civic integration.