Edward Santana’s Career Highlights

  • Served as a Press Secretary and as a senior staff member to two Members of Congress, ran two congressional campaigns, and worked on two presidential campaigns.

  • Helped orchestrate a national environmental grassroots campaign to stop a proposed hazardous waste facility, and passed bipartisan legislation protecting several pristine wild rivers from development.

  • At Ogilvy Public Relations, worked on national media outreach for the CDC's first public information campaign on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Also worked on the launch of President Clinton's AmeriCorps program.

  • Served as VP of Politics.com, the first internet startup in the political space, won Webby Award for best site, and teamed with Yahoo! to hold the first online forums with presidential candidates VP Al Gore & Sen Bill Bradley.

  • Led a transformative therapy and mentoring program serving high-risk youth at two California prisons. His team reversed the recidivism rate within the first year.

  • Ran a large division of a national therapy association for three years, created and founded a doctoral program for psychotherapists, and served on graduate school regional accreditation review committees.

  • Advanced health practitioner on the medical staff at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.