Dana currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Performance Improvement Council in the Office of Executive Councils at the General Services Administration. As part of this role, Dana also serves as the Performance Liaison Director where she works directly with federal agencies and cross-agency teams to develop federal priority goals, implement associated initiatives, and report progress.
Prior to joining the PIC in 2015, Dana spent more than 10 years leading performance activities in the federal government participating in all aspects of performance measurement and management, strategic planning and goal setting at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dana spent four years in Atlanta, GA as the Chief Performance Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There she led a team of analysts in coordination of CDC’s responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act. In this role, Dana led a substantial redesign of the CDC internal performance management system and managed that system until her departure in June 2015. Prior to CDC, Dana served in a similar role as the performance lead at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Prior to joining the federal government, Dana held various research and teaching positions at numerous organizations, including the Center for Substance Abuse Research, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, the University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Urban Institute. Dana has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in Criminology from University of Maryland. Dana is also an Excellence in Government Senior Fellow, having graduated from the Partnership for Public Service program in 2010.