Danielle is an enthusiastic and visionary leader with a strong work ethic and nearly 30 years of nonprofit experience. Her broad background includes working with diverse, marginalized, and underserved populations, coordinating capital campaigns and special events, and working with donors and funders to build sustainable funding for necessary community programs. She applies a DEIA and social justice lens to her work and has been focused on developing creative strategies and policies that are community-centric, responsive, and relevant to emerging trends and needs.
She prioritizes relationship building and prides herself on being extremely resourceful and an outside-of the box thinker with a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage innovative projects with optimism and humor. Her track record includes diversifying and expanding funding streams, upgrading and utilizing new technology, supporting collaborative, strengths-based, healthy teams that include a safe space for all voices to be heard and involved in decision-making, and expanding results-oriented programs.
She has a BA in Philosophy and an MPA with a focus on Nonprofit Management from Missouri State University. She has worked in leadership positions in multiple social service settings including the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, The United Way of the Ozarks, Ronald McDonald House, Harmony House, House of Hope, and FosterAdoptConnect. Danielle is a biological and adoptive mother of four incredible children and has two beautiful grandchildren. She is passionate about her family and her work and lives her life with great purpose and a commitment to working to improve the quality of life for those in need.