Portrait of Lucia Corral Peña

Lucia Corral Peña

Chief Program Director

Lucia Corral Peña (she/her) is chief program director for Blue Shield of California Foundation, leading the Foundation's work across three main strategies to achieve health equity and end domestic violence in California.

She previously was a senior program officer, leading the Foundation’s strategy to break the cycle of domestic violence and overseeing the portfolio of grants to prevent domestic and family violence.

Prior to her role at the Foundation, Ms. Corral Peña was principal of Corral Peña Consulting, where her practice focused on creating opportunities for diverse and low-income communities, addressing the unmet needs of immigrants, agricultural workers, and women in California. With 20 years of programmatic and grantmaking experience, Ms. Corral Peña has contributed to national- and regional-level collaboratives on Latino leadership, reproductive justice, and civic engagement projects across Northern California and the Central Valley. She previously served as director of the western region for Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), where she managed the organization's award-winning Funders' Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities in five states. She has also served as program director at The California Wellness Foundation where she focused on state and local projects promoting the health of California's low-wage workforce.

Ms. Corral Peña received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar. She has served as pro bono counsel and on a variety of nonprofit boards, including Equal Rights Advocates and Centro Legal de La Raza. She currently serves on the boards of Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care Foundation and Northern California Grantmakers, and is a founding member of the California Gender Justice Funders Collaborative.

Email: lucia.corralpena [at] blueshieldcafoundation.org

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