LEHIGH VALLEY INTER REGIONAL NETWORKING & CONNECTING CONSORTIUM

Nadine Santana

Nadine Santana is the President and Chief Operating Officer of LINC. In this new role, she will monitor and improve LINC’s processes, oversee the development and delivery of services and programs, and lead implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.

As a transformational executive and visionary, Nadine brings a wealth of experience to this role including the growth, development, and execution of strategies that surpass ambitious business goals and drive operational excellence. She has an impressive history of building and mentoring highly accomplished teams, opening new revenue streams, working cross functionally to improve efficiencies and effectiveness, and positioning organizations for success. In addition, Nadine has managed community outreach efforts for local, regional, and national organizations. As a diversity and inclusion (D&I) champion and voice for the often marginalized and underrepresented, Nadine has helped launch and lead D&I councils and Employee Resource Groups for Fortune 100 companies. She is passionate about engaging and connecting employees, equipping leaders and employees to support inclusive workplaces, and attracting and retaining diverse talent.

Outside the office, Nadine is active in non-profit 501(c)3 organizations and church where she serves as a Board of Trustees Member and core leader. Through this work, she has organized major events to help families facing food insecurities and in need of resources, conferences to help women and marriages thrive, small youth groups to instill faith and confidence in a rising generation often considered at-risk, and so much more.

Whether at the national level through corporate responsibility or local level through non-profits, Nadine is committed to economic development and social impact.

Nadine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from Lehigh University. Additionally, she maintains a Property and Casualty license in Pennsylvania and Ohio.