Mirtha Santana

Chief Program Officer

Mirtha knows from personal experience the impact of affordable housing. Her commitment to homelessness prevention stems from her deep belief that no child should be sleeping in a homeless shelter. Mirtha joined RiseBoro Community Partnership in 2007 and immersed herself in services for low-income, disenfranchised and homeless families. In her tenure at RiseBoro, she has focused on designing programs, developing staff and growing the organization’s program divisions.

As a Chief Program Officer, she oversees the Education, Seniors, Wellness/Food Justice and Empowerment divisions . Her leadership is the driving force behind RiseBoro’s pursuit of excellence in social service provision, in which at all times she reinforces her dedication to a customer centered approach to all of staff, peers and clients. Mirtha is also an Aspen Institute Healthy Communities Senior Fellow. Through storytelling, she elevates her clients’ voices and shares their challenges in navigating access to housing, food, education and community safety.

Mirtha is a Dominican immigrant and lives in Queens with her 3 children.