Dana joined the Prevention Institute staff in September 2016 and works in the Health Equity and Violence Prevention focus areas. She is a public health advocate with a strong passion for advancing equity in education and health. Dana has more than 20 years of professional experience and has worked in public health to address maternal and child well-being, chronic disease and obesity prevention, healthy eating and active living with an emphasis on policy, systems and environmental change, community safety and violence prevention.
Most recently, Dana was Director of Programs for the Health Education Council in West Sacramento, California, where she provided leadership to the agency’s regional prevention programs and was responsible for implementation of the overall agency strategy and approach to improving the health and quality of life for low-income families and communities of color. Dana is skilled in program development and evaluation, project management, strategic planning, coalition-building, group facilitation, cross-sector collaboration, strategy development, training and capacity-building, grant development and report writing.
Dana received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.