Dana has over a decade of experience working as a speech pathologist in disability services, community health centres and hospital settings. She led a large multi-disciplinary paediatric health team across 3 Local Government Areas at Monash Health. and currently works as a National Speech Pathology Clinical Lead for Ability Action Australia.
Dana holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and Graduate Diploma of Infant Mental Health (including the elective First 1000 Days in Indigenous Contexts). She has presented at national conferences, been interviewed for international conferences and spoken at public events including the Seven Sisters Festival.
Dana's work is informed by Depth Psychology, particularly the work of psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, and his contemporaries. She is a general committee member of CG Jung Society of Melbourne committee, a volunteer guide at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and joined the Free Mum Hugs crew at the 2023 Midsumma Pride Festival. Dana draws on ancestral knowledge of Lithuanian folklore practices and explores creativity through writing, painting, dance and craft.
In her mentoring sessions and workshops, Dana offers a unique transformative space to reflect deeply on successes and explore learning opportunities. Dana welcomes people from all walks of life. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, uses is a Neurodiverse Affirming and has completed Trans and Gender Diverse training.
You can learn more about Dana via her specialty training, past presentations, awards and volunteer experience.