Interim Executive Director -she/her/hers
Dayna has provided strategic leadership to nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis Region for over 20 years, with results in planning, program delivery and fund development. Prior to joining the Rome Group, Dayna was the Chief Development Officer at United Way of Greater St. Louis, where she led a team to record campaign attainment in excess of $76 million. She is a skilled facilitator with extensive experience leading volunteers, boards of directors, and customized corporate philanthropy partnerships for community benefit.
Dayna earned a master’s degree in public policy analysis and a PhD in political science from University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a BA in communications from Missouri State University. She has taught courses in strategic planning and political science at UMSL and Washington University.