Meet the Director
Dana Dossett is Director of Community Programs for the City of Little Rock where she works with community leaders to provide targeted opportunities to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families. Her responsibilities involve oversight of approximately $5.5 million of dedicated funding which provide prevention, intervention, and treatment (PIT) services for more than 80 community programs located within the City of Little Rock.
Prior to joining the City in July 2014, Dana worked for the National Education Association in Washington D.C. developing special projects for national, state, and local education-related organizations and related public relations strategies. She also worked as an educational meeting planner for both the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the Association of Black Cardiologists. Before moving to D.C. in 2004, she spent more than 13 years working with various Central Arkansas community organizations including the Pulaski County Community Services Department, Philander Smith College, Power 92/KOKY, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Arkansas Minority Supplier Development Council, Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and State Farm Insurance, among others. She has also assisted business owners, various non-profits, and community leaders through her own creative marketing company, Dana Fisher Communications, and three years as host of the popular KOKY talk radio show, Friday Focus.
Dana holds a BA from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and an MA from Arkansas State University. Originally from Denver, she now considers Little Rock “home.”