Dana Bailey joined HYC as our Chief Development and Marketing Officer in January 2019 and became our Chief Operating Officer in March 2020. Her professional experience includes working in non-profit, government and agency environments. As our Chief Development and Marketing Officer, she is responsible for creating and directing the fundraising strategy for individual and corporate giving through a variety of initiatives. Additionally, she develops and manages communications and marketing strategies and oversees community engagement efforts including special events, volunteer relations, in kind donations and third-party events and manages the development team. She has both passion and creative vision for taking a concept or idea and developing it through execution by collaborating with stakeholders, utilizing resources, creative problem solving and strategic planning. She says she is inspired and motivated everyday by our youth who are experiencing homelessness and are facing significant challenges, but don’t quit. “They are determined to overcome obstacles and that motivates me to work hard every day on their behalf.” When not at work, she likes to spend time with friends and family, take weekend getaways, home improvement projects and meeting new people.