Senior Director of Programs, Social Determinants of Health
Legacy Community Health
Felicia Latson, LCSW-S is a passionate advocate for change for marginalized communities. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, and attended University of Houston for her graduate studies in Social Work
Latson joined Legacy Community Health 2012. During her tenure, Latson’s team has been recognized by the Episcopal Health Foundation for addressing social determinants of health in the areas served by Legacy throughout the Southeast Texas region. Latson is most inspired by the community activists who initiate change using the tools available to them. Latson’s own ethos is grounded in relationship building – she doesn’t see equitable change as a top-down bureaucratic process. She is able to foster change by giving the resources of a community a platform to excel.
Decorated in her field, the Houston Business Journal recognized Latson as a 2020 Women Who Mean Business award recipient. She also received congressional recognition from the Office of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and the LISC Houston Fifth Ward GO Champion award for a series of health and wellness fairs that Latson spearheaded in her community. Latson is also the recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award from University of Houston for her grassroots work in the community. Latson is a proud returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a resident of Houston’s Historic Fifth Ward.