Rolando L. Santiago serves as chief of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. He oversees programs that include access to services, outpatient services across the lifespan, crisis and trauma services, and prevention, treatment, and recovery services. He worked for ten years in federal, state, and local services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families, and two years at a civil society organization serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rolando has served as executive director for the U.S. operations of Mennonite Central Committee, and the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. His areas of expertise are executive leadership, behavioral health services, health equity, program evaluation, research, strategic planning, and public history. He has served in several Anabaptist and non-Anabaptist health and human service boards and committees at the international, national, and local levels. He earned his PhD in educational psychology and statistics at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
With his spouse Raquel, they are long-time members of Neffsville Mennonite Church of the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. They enjoy spending time with their two grown children, three grandchildren, and Rolando’s aging parents. Rolando is an ardent baseball fan, regular runner, and occasional writer of stories about growing up Mennonite in Puerto Rico.