Dana provides support to the Executive Director for various managerial functions, along with serving as secretary to the AHA Council. She oversees the AHA's development efforts and administers the AHA's awards, grants, and fellowships. Dana also serves as the AHA's media relations coordinator. Prior to joining the AHA staff in February 2013, Dana served as the assistant director at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, where she planned and directed public and academic programs and initiatives. Dana holds a BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in public history from American University.