Senior Vice President, Strategy & Programs
Working primarily with our Affiliate Services and Data Systems teams, Dara focuses on organization-wide alignment, efficiency, and impact. Before joining Horizons National, she managed and developed strategy for afterschool, summer learning, and community-school partnership investments for over a decade at The Wallace Foundation. Prior to that, Dara spent over 15 years as a youth worker, program coordinator, and manager at several New York City-based non-profits, including the Partnership for Afterschool Education and Citizens Committee for NYC – both of which offer professional development, peer learning, small grants, and other resources to service providers and grassroots groups. Dara earned an M.A. in Public Administration at New York University’s Wagner School and a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American / Caribbean Studies at SUNY Binghamton.