DANA Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement

DANA Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement

  Phone: +13027775500

  Address:100 W 10th Street Suite 1012 Wilmington,DE - 19801, US

  Fax: 302-777-5386

Name Title Phone Bio
Sheila Bravo President & CEO 302-777-5500

Sheila joined DANA as President and CEO in August 2015. She is the former Executive Director of the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Her professional experience spans nonprofit, for-profit, and academia. She began her career in advertising, then in brand leadership positions launching new products, expanding businesses internationally, and developing strategic growth plans for brands such as Vlasic Pickles, Godiva Chocolatier, Corelle Dinnerware, Corningware Ovenware and Pyrex bakeware. She transitioned to provide strategic planning, new product and leadership consulting services to mid-size companies and nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries. Her work led her to pursue a doctorate in leadership, specializing in non-profit governance. Bravo has a PhD in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BS in Business and Languages from Millersville University. Sheila lives in Lewes.

Melissa Hopkins Executive Vice President of Sector Advancement 302-777-5500

Melissa Hopkins is the Executive Vice President of Sector Advancement with Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advacnement, DANA, and brings a background in building partnerships, driving policy and advocacy.  She was formerly the Director of External Affairs at the Rodel Foundation, where she guided policy strategy for education reform.  As part of her work, she has been instrumental in creating a strong network of business, nonprofit, and school-based partners to advance the interests of Delaware students.  Prior to her work at Rodel, she was Legislative Aide for the Majority Leader and Majority Whip in the Delaware House of Representatives.  Before that, she held positions with the New Castle County Council and the University of Delaware in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.   A lifelong learner, she is pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at Wilmington University.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware, and is a Leadership Delaware Fellow Alum.  She has served as a board member with several Delaware nonprofits, and currently sits on the board of the Newark Day Nursery. Melissa selected as the 2021 Delaware Mother of the Year, by American Mothers, Inc. She and her family live in Newark, DE.

Daniel Davis Engagement Manager 302-777-5500