Founder, Consulting Betwixt
Dana, founder of Consulting Betwixt, partners with organizations and individuals who are navigating transitional periods such as leadership transitions, strategic visioning, and the dying process. Dana Brinson began her work with SELF when she was a Program Officer at Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Program where she managed a $20 million portfolio of grants supporting teacher coaching, youth leadership development, mentoring, parent support, and research and innovation with the goal of promoting the academic, social and emotional success of students with learning differences such as dyslexia. Previously, she was a Senior Consultant at Public Impact, where she primarily focused on educational philanthropy; vulnerable, underserved, and special student populations; school turnarounds; and charter schools. Prior to consulting, she served as a treatment foster care social worker managing the cases of children with medical and emotional needs that impacted placement, as a special educator at a public therapeutic school serving Boston-area teens, and as a benchmarking consultant at a firm serving Fortune 500 clients. Dana is the Chair of the board of Boomerang, a youth development and alternative-to-suspension program in Chapel Hill, NC. Dana holds a master’s degree in women’s and European history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and history from West Virginia University.