Leticia Casillas-SanchezDirector, Early Childhood

    As part of the Early Childhood team, Leticia supports Children Now’s early childhood efforts.

    Leticia Casillas-Sanchez is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in maternal/child health and early childhood programming in Southern California. Collectively, Mrs. Casillas-Sanchez has worked in the direct service field and philanthropic space to design and implement early childhood programs related to workforce development, countywide implementation of best practices models for Home Visiting, and evidence-based practice models across Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Subsequently, family engagement has shaped and informed robust opportunities to interact with families based on their needs and identify ways to address inequities in the early childhood field.

    Before joining Children Now, Mrs. Casillas-Sanchez held a leadership role managing a 35-million-dollar programmatic budget funded by tobacco tax revenues and led a diverse portfolio with investments in prenatal-to-three, early childhood mental health, family engagement, early learning, and homeless prevention/intervention.

    Leticia has two bachelor’s degrees in Health Science (Community Health/School Health) from California State University Long Beach and a Master of Public Health from Loma Linda University.