Welcoming Meilyn Santana, Our New Director of Programs & Integration, to the HCC Team!
We are excited to announce that Meilyn Santana has joined us as the Director of Programs & Integration! Meilyn brings a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector, with a deep passion for supporting and empowering immigrants and the community.
As an immigrant herself, Meilyn understands firsthand the challenges that immigrants face when integrating into a new country. She arrived in the U.S. almost two decades ago, knowing very little English and having no support network except for one dear friend. Meilyn worked tirelessly in non-career jobs for years, searching for a way to give back to the community that had welcomed her. Finally, with the help of local non-profit organizations and newfound friends, she landed her first career job in the non-profit sector. She worked with immigrants, providing them with the support and empowerment they needed to thrive.
Over the past 17 years, Meilyn has dedicated herself to the non-profit sector, working in healthcare, advocacy, community outreach, program management, and development. She has had the privilege of coaching and mentoring countless teams and individuals, and helping people achieve their full potential has become her life’s passion. One year ago, she founded a non-profit organization called Immigrant Harbor (IH) in Orlando, where they provide essential support to newly arrived immigrants. HCC’s mission closely aligns with IH’s, and we are thrilled to bring these community members to HCC to receive the best services and support available.
Meilyn’s expertise and passion make her the perfect fit for our Director of Programs & Integration position. As the Director of Programs and Integration,
Meilyn is eager to ensure our programs operate smoothly and efficiently. In addition, she wants to provide our program staff with all the necessary resources to excel in their work and become the leaders they’re meant to be. Moreover, she is passionate about providing support and leadership in areas poised for expansion, such as healthcare.
We are honored to have Meilyn join the Hope family. Her dedication and passion for supporting the community are nothing short of inspiring, and we are thrilled to have her on board to help us continue to make a positive impact.