Meet the Trustees
Phone: (914) 376-8095
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Edgar Santana
Mayor Mike Spano appointed Edgar Santana to serve a five-year term as a Trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education on November 19, 2015. He chairs the Superintendent's Evaluation Committee, the Long Range District Planning Committee, and the Receivership Committee. Mr. Santana is a member of the Policy, Facilities, Instructional Affairs, and Audit, Budget and Finance committees. He also serves as the liaison to the Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee, the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association, and the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce. He is an alternate to the Conference of Large City School Boards, and the New York State School Boards Association.
A seasoned government leader, Edgar Santana is the Director of Political & Governmental Affairs for the Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund (LEROF) which covers Greater New York City, New Jersey, Delaware and Puerto Rico. Prior to LEROF he held other prestigious posts including: Construction Market Rep (Eastern Region) at Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET), Deputy Executive Director at New York State Democratic Committee and Northeast Political Director for Hillary Clinton for President in her 2008 run.
He obtained two Associate in Science degrees (A.S.) in Business Administration and Marketing, respectively, from Westchester Community College. Edgar would then go on to Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Administration and Management and would later attend the Graduate School of Business Administration to obtain his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the same discipline. While obtaining his MBA at Fordham, Edgar also attended the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations where he completed his Certificate in Labor Relations. In 2017, he completed his second Masters in Management (MSM) with a concentration in Public Administration from Wilmington University, as well as the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Edgar has taken active roles in many civic and professional organizations, such as the New York Building Congress Governmental Affairs and Young Professionals Committees, the Yonkers Hispanic Advisory Board, Exchange Club of Yonkers, My Brother’s Keeper Yonkers, Growing Economic Opportunities and Building the Future Foundation. In 2017, Edgar was invited to be a part of Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s Core Transition Committee where he Co-Chaired the Health Services Sub-Committee. Edgar is also a past member of the City of Yonkers Planning Board.
Edgar was invited to participate as a civilian guest and “New Member” in the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) National Security Seminar (NSS), in June 2017. Also in 2017, City & State named Edgar to their 40 Under 40 Albany Rising Stars. In 2016, he was awarded the El Comité Noviembre, “Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad” Award. In 2013, City & State named him to their 40 Under 40 New York City Rising Stars.
He lives in the Colonial Heights section of Yonkers, with his wife Anietra Guzmán-Santana, their twin daughters Catalina Edele and Aviana Loren and their dog Teddy, a rescue from the Yonkers Animal Shelter.