Meet Dana Dean
Dana Dean is the VP of Community Partnerships and Strategy for As You Are. Dana is the main point of contact for clinics, hospitals, institutions, schools, and nonprofits to gain access to services. She spent the last 16 years as a television journalist and has three Emmy Awards.
Prior to joining As You Are, Dana was the host of a popular lifestyle television show, “Show Me St. Louis,” on KSDK-TV, an NBC affiliate. She also worked as a news anchor and reporter, covering breaking news and stories on the local and national level. Dana began her career as a news reporter in upstate New York where she shot, wrote, and edited her own news stories for News 10 Now (now Spectrum News) in Potsdam and Binghamton.
Dana is a proud mother of two children and a graduate of Boston University.
What is your connection to our mission?
I’m a mom and know what it feels like to be a mama bear! You’ll do anything to find help for your kids. I feel passionately about working for a company that is so mission-focused about providing a solution for everyone, no matter where they live!
Why do you love helping children?
Becoming a mom changed everything for me. I think of my own kids, Jack and Deacon, and how I would do anything for them. Children have the best heart!
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy cooking.
What (or who) inspires you?
My late father. He was smart and kind.
Tell us about your family. Any children? What about pets?
My husband Ryan keeps me laughing and my kids, Jack and Deacon, keep me on my toes! We have a guinea pig named Pineapple.