Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention
Dana Brown is the Southern California Regional Community Facilitator for ACEs Connection Network. A social entrepreneur, she founded a character development program at Tierrasanta Elementary School in San Diego; co-founded Youth Voice and OurSOLES (Our Students of Leadership ~ Empowerment ~ Service), and founded Youth Leadership with Trauma Informed Community Schools, and Youth Leadership with McGill School of Success.
She has been vested with several boards and advisory councils, including the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team, Health, Human Services Agency's Trauma Informed Systems Integration Champion Work Group, and University of San Diego's Character Development Center. Receiving the Joy McAllister Advocacy Award from Mental Health America in 2014, President Obama's USA Volunteer Presidential Award in 2013, and the City of San Diego's Human Relations Commission Award in 2009, Brown is living her soul's purpose of co-creating with like-minded individuals our systems change in a socio-ecological model through advocacy, prevention and resiliency building.