Dana Taylor is truly passionate about organizational effectiveness. She partners with colleagues and clients to deeply understand organizational challenges, perform research to explore innovative solutions, and adeptly develops plans for project execution. Dana’s background includes over a decade of expertise managing talent acquisition and employee development programs at organizations across corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. Her greatest joy comes from combining her expertise in organizational effectiveness with opportunities to support purpose-driven businesses.
Recent projects include:
- Organization redesign, change management, and internal communications plan for Maayan Torah Day School, a private, non-profit Jewish preschool and elementary school;
- Development of a performance management program and change strategy for Ride Connection, a Portland metro transportation accessibility non-profit;
- Create five-year strategic plan for the Oregon Community Food Systems Network “Veggie Rx” working group, a statewide network of community health fresh food prescription programs;
- Perform customer experience research and prepare in-depth report to support Kinesis, a Portland B2B marketing consultancy, through strategic growth initiative, and provide talent acquisition program design consultation, resulting in tools, processes, and systems to streamline and amplify employee hiring function during peak organizational growth.
In her free time, Dana can be found decompressing on her yoga mat, visiting her local farmers market, cooking, or playing with her Mini Aussie Shepherd pup, Luna. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University, and certification from the Society for HR Management (SHRM-CP). Dana currently serves on the Board of the Oregon Farmers Markets Association, leading marketing, communications, and capacity building.