Senior Director of Talent Acquisition
While growing up, Dana’s experiences attending and working at summer programs greatly shaped her education and career choices. In her role at Summer Search, she brings a commitment to helping youth access these kinds of life-changing opportunities themselves, as well as a passion for building teams of extraordinary talent to support their journeys.
Prior to joining Summer Search, Dana served as Vice President at Commongood Careers, a mission-driven search firm for the nonprofit sector. During her nine year tenure, Dana had the opportunity to support the hiring needs of nonprofits nationwide such as Tipping Point Community, College Track, Net Impact, Center for Effective Philanthropy, JVS, Capital Impact Partners, as well as more than a dozen searches with Summer Search. In addition to her search responsibilities, she was involved in a number of sector-building efforts, including managing a national survey report on nonprofit diversity entitled "The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace" and an event series for nonprofit leaders culminating in the report "Making Smart Investments in Human Capital."
Previously, Dana was the marketing manager for TechSoup Global, a technology resource and product philanthropy program for nonprofits worldwide. She began her career in recruiting, first at Camp Counselors USA, where she placed over 1,000 young adults in seasonal jobs annually, and then at A.T. Kearney, where she recruited talent from top business schools to join the firm. Dana holds a BA in Psychology from Stanford University. She is co-founder of the Yud, a young sisterhood movement within the local Jewish community, a volunteer at her children’s school, an avid coffee drinker, and a budding yoga devotee.