For the past 13 years, Dana has been the executive director for the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in San Juan Capistrano. The Shea Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs. In the last 13 years, the Center has quadrupled its operating revenue to a $2.3 million annual operating budget while growing services to serve over 471 clients with special needs each year at the Center. With 11 full-time staff and 11 part-time and contract staff, the Shea Center is one of the largest therapeutic equestrian centers in the U.S. Her work was recently recognized with the Founder’s Award by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association national organization for making a meaningful impact on the entire industry of therapeutic riding. In 2009, she was also named one of “20 Women to Watch in Orange County” by OC Metro magazine.