Dana Kunzman

  • Senior Director, Cross-Systems Consulting

Dana Levine Kunzman is a Senior Director for Cross-Systems Consulting.  She comes to the Forum with extensive experience in the public and philanthropic sectors coordinating cross-system initiatives that test innovative approaches to improving outcomes.

Prior to joining the Forum, Dana served as the Interim CEO and Vice President of Strategic Innovation at the PA State System of Higher Education Foundation, where she partnered with Chancellor and System universities to accelerate student success and workforce development initiatives.  She helped build industry-education-workforce collaboratives across sectors that fostered strong connections and career pathways in Pennsylvania’s workforce ecosystem. 

Dana has also worked at the county level, serving as a consultant to Montgomery County Recreation Department and the Collaboration Council for Children, Youth & Families, managing department strategic planning, building a youth workforce pipeline and professional development system, and conducting program evaluation across departmental initiatives

At the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Dana provided policy leadership and launched and managed multidisciplinary projects and was the Education Liaison to the PA Department of Education coordinating efforts to support school stability for children.  Throughout her career, Dana has contributed to shaping strategies focusing on the integration of systems, incorporating research-based practices, measuring impact, and increasing organizational effectiveness.

Dana holds a BA from Goucher College and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.