Program Assistant

Derek Santiago

Derek provides administrative support to the Program Team and the Waterbury Hospital Foundation. Derek has a professional background serving organizations that focus on youth development, health, and food insecurity. He completed two AmeriCorps terms of service in Hartford Community Schools. Following that, he worked as an AmeriCorps Program Manager with Public Allies Connecticut for three years.

Favorite Experience in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills

Derek cherishes his time spent at the Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center in Litchfield for annual AmeriCorps retreats. Contemplative walks in their labyrinth or reading a book by the garden would help him recharge for impactful community work. Derek was born and raised in the City of Hartford.

Ask Derek about

Youth development, health, and food insecurity.

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