Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This month, we want to celebrate just a couple of the many Hispanic colleagues and partners who are shaping our history as an organization, and fighting to address disparities in their work to end child trafficking and helping support children in their vulnerabilities.
Leticia Hashem brings relentless advocacy.
Leticia has been on the Love146 Board of Directors for the past five years. She brings sharp insights, strategic thinking, a compassionate presence, and an authentic heart to all that she does. She’s a graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Economics, and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. Leticia’s years of leadership experience, in both public and private, non-profit, and for profit provide Love146 with a broad perspective as we move forward to address child trafficking. Leticia has a passion for responding to and empowering people in need around the globe, as evidenced by her current and previous nonprofit work, board leadership, pro-bono consulting, as well as volunteer service as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children. Leticia is a force and we are proud to have her as our Board Chair.
Ramona MacIntyre brings deliberate collaboration.
As our Development Manager, Ramona helps generate funding that make the services Love146 provides to youth possible. Whether it’s with donors, community members, or colleagues, Ramona brings warmth, hope, and authentic care to all of her connections. She connects throughout communities to raise awareness and support — helping dispel misconceptions about the issue of child trafficking and share resources. Reflecting on the value of this work, Ramona shared, “My family immigrated to the United States in the 1980s from Nicaragua, and I was born here. There were so many cultural gaps to navigate as I was growing up. Some conversations were really difficult to have, so I am always grateful to share Love146’s resources like the Caregiver Guide and our webinars with caregivers who also struggle with this subject.” Previously she worked in the economic development field, and has been an active part of service groups including Lions Club and Rotary which she credits for igniting her passion to serve people.