Diana Santana

Regional Program Director
Planned Parenthood Global

USA

Diana Santana, MA, Regional Program Director, joined the Latin America Regional Office in April 2006.  Diana has a background in program management and applied research, with a focus on gender, sexuality, reproductive health/family planning, and HIV.  Diana worked as a research associate on the transition away from door-to-door contraception distribution in Bangladesh, and was a program evaluator on a cross-site HIV and substance abuse prevention program.  She has provided prenatal education and labor support to immigrant women in D.C., and spent over a year as the HIV program coordinator of an indigenous NGO in the Guatemalan rainforest.  Diana leads the Peru program and is technical lead for service delivery, and she is leading the effort to systematize the community-based service delivery, and linking SRH with environmental programs. Diana has a degree in Anthropology and certificates in environmental studies, gender, and human rights.