Executive Director

Roberto Santamaria


Roberto serves as the Executive Director for Fairwinds-Nantucket’s Counseling Center. Previously, he was the Director of Health & Human Services for Nantucket where he led the town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University and, before coming to the Town of Nantucket, he served as the Interim Director of Public Health and Deputy Director of Public Health for the town (now city) of Framingham, Massachusetts; Director of Public Health for the City of Everett, Massachusetts where he also served as emergency preparedness coordinator; and a research assistant and hazardous waste assistant in the chemistry department at the University of Central Florida. He holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida; a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University; a Master of Business Administration from Salve Regina University, and he is receiving his Doctor in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2024. He also has several certifications, including one in biochemistry from Harvard University; Six Sigma Green Belt from the Aveta Business Institute, and he is also a registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian from the National Environmental Association.

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