Dana Owens, BA, is currently the Practice Advisor for the LEAD National Support Bureau for the Public Defender Association in Seattle ,Washington. Dana started her work as an Early Childhood Educator by first becoming a teacher and eventually finding her passion in training other Early Childhood professionals. After 20 years in education, Dana transitioned into the political world where she spent two sessions in the Washington State Senate as an Aide.
Dana started with Co-LEAD as a case manager in April 2020 and quickly advanced to supervising other case managers. In October, Dana took her place at the National level of LEAD. Dana loves to read non-fiction books to continue to develop a sense of self.