After a thoughtful, inclusive process, I am excited to share with you that the PEPS Board of Directors has hired current PEPS Deputy Director,
), to serve as our next Executive Director.
Dana is an experienced leader who will skillfully guide PEPS in realizing its long-term strategic vision. She is passionate about parent support and shares our deep commitment to racial equity and eliminating disparities for our region’s families. She has been consistently recognized as an exceptional relationship builder, skilled at forging strong, trusting partnerships within the organization and the larger community. Dana has the critical skills and experience to lead PEPS through this next exciting chapter.
After participating in a PEPS group and then volunteering as a group leader, Dana came to work for PEPS in 2011 as the Communications Manager. Since then, she has adeptly worn many hats, including Director of Operations and Communications, Deputy Director, and Acting Executive Director. Among her many achievements, she moved the organization to integrated technology allowing PEPS to respond more effectively to parents and implemented a flexible pricing model to increase access to PEPS. She has played a key role in building a supportive and inclusive organizational culture for PEPS staff and collaboratively re-designed and rolled out a staffing structure that created a closer connection with communities.