Dana joined the Shannex team in 1998 as a Clinical Dietitian and has progressed through a variety of leadership roles in both Shannex Enhanced Care and Parkland Retirement Living divisions.  Currently serving as Regional Director, Enhanced Care Operations Nova Scotia, Dana leads the operational teams of the 16 licensed long-term care sites in the province. 

Dana has participated in and led many successful projects to advance the organization’s strategic goals including: the Shannex Culinary Production Centre; retirement living governance and policy structure; the opening of Caritas Residence for the Sisters of Charity Halifax; and a large campus revitalization and construction project at Parkland Clayton Park.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition and Masters of Adult Education from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), as well as certificates in Foodservice and Hospitality Management from the Canadian Tourism and Human Resource Council, and Executive Leadership from the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University.  Dana maintains a connected relationship with MSVU serving as sessional faculty and guest lecturer in the Department of Applied Human Nutrition.