Dana Thompson headshot 1Dana Thompson is the Hope For The Warriors Senior Director of Well Being Program Operations. Dana assists with the integration of policies and procedures throughout the Well Being programs. She strives to ensure that the organization continues to provide consistent and best practices in the delivery of services. Dana has also been instrumental in developing and implementing the Military and Veteran Caregiver Support Services at Hope For The Warriors, which include caregiver support groups and wellness workshops.

Dana holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Military Social Work from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Dana received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Dana has been involved with organizations that provide support to military service members and their families throughout her adult life. Prior to her current employment at Hope For The Warriors, she worked with organizations dedicated to the support of at-risk adults and children.  As the spouse of an active duty service member, she volunteered with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Key Volunteer networks onboard multiple military bases. Dana is still married to her Marine, who has since retired and now works as a civilian employee for the DoD. They are the proud parents of three children.