Dana Juniel is the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s Director of Strategy and Communications. She oversees the Foundation’s media, communications and editorial voice, in addition to the development strategy. Dana is a Denver native, holding a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Colorado State University.
Dana has an extensive background in non-profit communications and development, working for a number of local organizations including: Denver Council on Foreign Relations, Family Tree, Inc., Ralston House, Wings Foundation and Girls Inc. She also founded and co-owned Denver-based event entertainment company, Paparazzi, from 2008-2018.
Dana is currently the Chair of Denver’s LGBTQ Commission and was a member of the Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League. Outside of the office, Dana spends the majority of her time witnessing the world through the eyes of her 5-year-old son Xavier.