Northwest Valley Connect (NVC) announces the election of Ms. Dana H. Evans to its Board of Directors. “We are more than excited to have Dana join our young Board and begin making her own unique contributions to the mission and advancement of this important agency,” said Kathy Chandler, Executive Director. “Unlike joining a Board of a more mature nonprofit, NVC Board members are playing a critical role in setting the direction of this young nonprofit and in ensuring its early success.”
Ms. Evans has been a NVC client so she brings a special perspective to the role NVC plays in serving the senior community. “We need the experience and professional guidance of people like Dana as we try to keep up with the overwhelming response to our service,” said Ms. Chandler. “Calls to our Center have grown so rapidly that we are on pace to more than double the number in 2016 to almost 4,000 calls. That’s compared to some 1450 calls in our first full year of operation in 2015. We need to manage this growth both creatively and intelligently if we are to be successful and responsive to the seniors we serve.”
Currently a small business owner, Ms. Evans prior career boasts a fascinating range of accomplishments. After teaching English and art for four years in the State of Montana, she joined the United State Army where she worked in Military Intelligence for four years. She then entered the health care field for an extended period and began writing and editing for medical scientific journals, including a position as brain surgery editor at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
Ms. Evans is a graduate of the University of Montana and later earned a masters in computer informations systems from the American Technological University in Killeen, Texas. Shortly thereafter she became a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas in a newly initiated program on Adult Education and Human Resources Development Leadership. Her favorite subjects today include art, anthropology, languages, psychology, sales and industrial engineering.
“In the midst of all this wonderful experience and numerous career accomplishments, Dana has a heart for service and a devout compassion for the senior community around us,” notes Ms. Chandler. “She grasps the transportation challenges that our seniors and disabled experience every day of their lives and understand the vital role Northwest Valley Connect plays in providing a realistic solution to these issues. Her service on our Board promises to be impactful,” concluded Ms. Chandler.