• Dana M. Fleitman

    Program Manager

    “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ~Nelson Mandela”
As a Program Manager with CommonHealth ACTION (CHA), Dana supports the Culture of Health Leaders Program with a focus on project implementation.

Dana is an accomplished social justice educator with a gift for facilitating meaningful dialogue on difficult issues. She has created and led successful workshops on social issues with audiences ranging from fraternity men at elite universities to adult professionals to pregnant and parenting teens.

Prior to joining CommonHealth ACTION, Dana served as the Senior Manager of Prevention and Training Programs at Jewish Women International (JWI), a national nonprofit working to end violence against all women and girls. Her work at JWI included authoring, facilitating and managing original educational programs (in-person, peer-led and digital formats) on intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and healthy masculinity. Her Safe Smart Dating program (a co-ed workshop for college students in the Greek life system on sexual assault, dating abuse, and bystander intervention) has reached over 3500 students to date and won the 2014 Interfraternity Council Laurel Wreath Award for innovative programming.  Dana also created Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens, a bystander intervention initiative funded by the Avon Foundation for Women that empowers adults to have successful conversations with young people about relationships. She authored curriculum for Boy to Mentsch, a healthy masculinity program for the Orthodox Jewish community in Baltimore funded by the DOJ Office of Violence Against Women. Dana also spoke at the End Violence Against Women International Conference in 2016 and coordinated the National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse, a monthly webinar series for professionals in the field of domestic violence.

Dana is a skilled trainer who has presented at conferences, campuses and organizations across the country. She has direct-service experience with diverse populations ranging from Somali refugees in Nairobi to foster youth in Washington, D.C. In past positions, she supported Office of Adolescent Health grantees by developing and coordinating training and technical assistance for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. Dana holds a bachelor’s degree from American University and Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University.