Dana is a water-lover, and in a previous life she was a Canterbury representative diver. She still loves going for a swim, and can do a wicked bomb! In her spare time, Dana likes busting out a few dance moves and practising her own art projects. Someone Dana looks up to is the late Celia Lashlie; her forthright, heartfelt and no nonsense approach to the issues facing youth, the justice system and life in general.
After working many years in the engineering, warehousing and distribution fields, Dana felt a real need to switch her focus to work for community. Rātā presented that opportunity and she has not looked back since. She loves her role as each day is different and brings new opportunities to learn about, engage with and help the community.