Dana is a dedicated, licensed clinical social worker with twenty two years of experience in both direct service and administration. As a Child Mental Health Specialist, Dana provided care to hospitalized children/adolescents and families and later to adults suffering from a wide array of behavioral health conditions.
Since 2007 Dana assumed increasing management responsibilities at Lourdes. Since that time multiple behavioral health community services were added. Some of her accomplishments have been the development and management of the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) service, Crisis Triage (Transitions) unit, multiple behavioral health services in the local jails, opening Withdrawl Management (Desert Hope) service and transitioning Crisis to Lourdes. Dana also functioned as a fidelity reviewer of other PACT teams in the State.
Dana has participated in several GCACH Leadership meetings and trainings and is knowledable about the principles related to Medicaid Transformation and Patient Centered Medical Home. She represents Lourdes in the GCACH Provider Readiness work group. Most recently Dana actively participated in a year long multidisciplinary team to develop and implement Bi Directional integrated care between behavioral health and primary care providers. She is currently working on a team to implement Primary Care services to the high needs behavioral health patient at Lourdes Counseling Center.
Dana completed her Masters in Business Administration from WA State University in September 2018.