Dana was born in Portland, Oregon.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry and German at The University of Denver.
She graduated from the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and joined Partners In Pediatrics in 2003.
Dana is married and has four daughters.
She enjoys hiking and skiing with her family, running with her dog, doing art projects with her girls, and volunteer work.
Her areas of special interest are childhood behavior, adolescents, and diabetes.