Spanish, basic and consistently learning; English
United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Flight Medicine and Operation Wright Patterson AFB, OH graduated in 2012. Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Commission, 1/2014 Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ " May 2010
According to my son, "relaxing" is my hobby. But before I became a parent I had multiple hobbies like the theater, yoga, meditation, basketball, foodie, golf, beach bum, and advocacy,"
Dogs: Marilyn my white boxer-"la Reina", and Rafi our mini pinscher-"la jiribilla"
I like anything from classical music to EDM, anything that I can move my body to!
Dana is a Family Nurse Practitioner graduated from Rutgers State University (pronouns: he/him). He is a parent of two children and lives with his life partner, Eunice, in Hampden county, Massachusetts. Dana is a primary care medical provider at Transhealth Northampton, who specializes in HIV and LGBTQ+ health care. He strives towards creating a culturally and clinically competent health care environment through education, support, advocacy, and empowerment.
Dana is a thirty-year veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a flight nurse. He served our country in multiple wars; to include, the Gulf War, Operations Desert Shield, and Desert Storm. He retired in September of 2018. During his service, Dana served as Wellness Co-Chair and mentor for The Service members Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPART*A), an association that supports actively serving transgender military personnel. Today he continues to mentor the members of this organization in matters of transgender healthcare to ensure that they have access to the most up to date evidence-based health care information.
Dana continues to work per diem with organizations like Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York. and PLUME. While employed fulltime at Callen-Lorde, he was selected to be the team lead of seven medical providers who deployed under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to provide medical care to the people of Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.
Dana is the founder of OutSpoken; a Facebook “safe space” for parents of gender non-conforming children where they can obtain resources and have a voice. He has supported previous employers by incorporating SOGI data (sexual orientation/gender identity) into workflows in the electronic health record (EHR) within medical platforms such as EPIC and EcW. This helped close the health disparity gap by incorporating important information that is medically relevant, including the social determinants of health. Furthermore, it allow researchers and policy makers accurately characterize LGBTQ health and disparities.
Given his professional background and experience, Dana continues to work on multiple initiatives to bring visibility to the underserved populations and ensures they receive the medically necessary services that they deserve. Dana was an elected board member for OUTCARE Health, a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) healthcare.
Dana is a member of American Association of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), the Humans Rights Campaign (HRC) and Family Equality Council.