Director of Strategy & Communications

Dana Juniel

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.

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