Dana Emanuel

Dana re-joined New Moms’ staff as Director of Learning and Innovation in 2019 after two years as a consultant to New Moms’ program team. In her current role, Dana gathers relevant research and promising approaches from the broader field of practice and facilitates program design improvement processes and innovations for New Moms’ services. She also shares out New Moms’ own learning and experiences with practitioners and partners nationwide.

Dana’s tenure at New Moms began in 2009 as a volunteer at our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, subsequently serving in various roles in New Moms’ Workforce Development program and Bright Endeavors. Dana comes to New Moms with experience as a Program Officer for LISC’s Economic Development team, where she managed a Department of Labor Reentry project across six cities, and in marketing in the sustainable food and microfinance industries. Dana earned her BA from Northwestern University and lives and works in Washington, DC.

Favorite New Moms value: Possibility

“It’s New Moms’ call to action! Imagining audacious possibilities nudges us outside the status quo into inspiring places where hopes and goals and innovation can take root.”

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