Volunteer Guardianship One on One is excited to announce the selection of a new Executive Director to lead the organization. We are proud to announce Ms. Dana Wilson as the new Executive Director. Dana Y. Wilson, Executive Director of Volunteer Guardianship, is a seasoned leader with 20+ years of non-profit management experience. She brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in grant writing, technology, health and human services, elder care, education, workforce development, and volunteer management.
Ms. Wilson is also the President of Trinity Support Services, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on economic development, urban planning, faith-based initiatives, and professional development for minority and women-owned businesses. She is also the founder of the National Educational Network, Inc. (NENI), an educational non-profit that hosts several online programs including the NED group, a national Linked In group for 500 Non-Profit Executive Directors.
Ms. Wilson is the current President and founding member of the NJ Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (NJGPA). Under her leadership, NJGPA earned Chapter of the Year Awards in 2018 (for most members recruited and retention) and 2019 (for member retention). She also served as a grant reviewer (judge) for the NJ Department of Education and the NJ Office of Faith-Based Initiatives.
Prior to working for Volunteer Guardianship, Ms. Wilson served as a Grant Writer for Middlesex County College and several other nonprofits. She also served as the Director of the Mercer County Educational Technology Training Center for K-12 teachers, an initiative of the NJ Department of Education. She also has 8 years of journalism experience at Dow Jones, The Star-Ledger and two other newspapers.
She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in journalism from the University of Florida, ranked as one of the top 10 public colleges and the top 10 journalism colleges. She is married with two children and lives in Edison, NJ.