Dana has over 10 years experience working as a speech pathologist in hospitals, community health centres and disability services. She led a multi-disciplinary team of 19 staff across 3 Local Government Areas and completed leadership training at Monash Health. Dana has facilitated group workshops, presented at national conferences and supervised professionals throughout their career.
Dana holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and Graduate Diploma of Mental Health (including the elective First 1000 Days in Indigenous Contexts). She has completed Strength-based Practice and Trans and Gender Diverse Practice training. Dana's work is informed by Depth Psychology, particularly the work of psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. She contributes to a sub-committee of the CG Jung Society of Melbourne, is a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society and draws on ancestral knowledge of Lithuanian folklore practices.
In her workshops and mentoring sessions, Dana offers a unique transformative space to reflect on experiences and develop strategies to support career development and lifelong learning. Dana welcomes people who nurture others in their work through care, advocacy or creativity.