Dr. Rolando L. Santiago serves as the Executive Director of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, a faith-based historical and educational organization of over 1,800 members across the United States and Canada.
From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Santiago served as the Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S., the domestic arm of the Mennonite Central Committee – an international relief, development and peace agency of Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Amish churches in the U.S. and Canada.
From 1997 to 2004 he served as Director of Evaluation for the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2001, he also served as the Branch’s Interim Deputy Chief. He led a national evaluation, and oversaw technical assistance efforts for 92 communities that received cooperative agreements from the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program.
From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Santiago directed the evaluation of a five-year $17 million children’s community-based mental health services project in the South Bronx, funded by SAMHSA.
In 1998 he consulted for the government of Chile, through the Pan American Health Organization, on an evaluation of a population-based mental health services program.
In 2003 he served as President of the Northeastern Educational Research Association.
He currently serves on the national Mennonite Health Services (MHS) board, and the Elder board at Neffsville Mennonite Church. He also served on the board of United Way of Lancaster County from 2008 to 2015.
He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University at Albany, State University of New York.