Nathalie Santa Maria

Owner + CCO - Sunnyside Communications

Nathalie Santa Maria, APR (she/ella), a bilingual Cuban-American public relations and nonprofit leader.

The Miami-native started Sunnyside Communications after a decade of honing and integrating her creative, philanthropic, and results-driven knowledge to effectively plan and execute communications campaigns. The proof is in her work with a series of multinational companies and nonprofit organizations including Apple, Western Digital, Audi Latin America, Porsche Latin America, IPG Mediabrands, and Monarch.

Her work with Monarch, a nonprofit behavioral health and long-term services provider in North Carolina, won PRSA Charlotte and The Arc of North Carolina awards for Your Crisis Won't Wait and Support Inclusion Saturday campaigns, respectively.

She also serves as the Executive Director for Leaves from Stella, a nonprofit Nathalie founded in honor of her late mother, Estela, that provides scholarships and a pen-friends program for young adults who have lost a parent or sibling.