Dana Weckesser

Dana Weckesser is founder and CEO of Global Health Partnerships Consulting in Baltimore. She is an executive manager with 30 years professional multicultural experience including global health, external relations, fundraising and grant-making for nonprofit health and business sectors.

She is an entrepreneurial team player who shows repeated success in brokering cross-functional, win-win partnerships between and among the private, public, multilateral, and nonprofit sectors and creating cause-related marketing campaigns. Dana also is a corporate advisor to an ice cream manufacturer sourcing its ingredients from Haiti and to a global medical equipment start-up company. She has worked in Haiti with her global health client on its partnership framework for Haiti and with a Fortune 500 company on its global partnership goals. Her leadership and team work have brought in more than $318 million for programs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. She has overseen and executed grants administration and grant-making programs.

This long-time community leader served as the chair of the board of directors of ReWired for Change that works to empower at-risk youth living in underserved communities in Baltimore. The organization was founded by cast members of HBO’s TV show The Wire. Dana helped bring together the TEDxMidAtlantic’s The Wire panel. For two terms, she was corporate secretary of the board of Network 2000  (re-branded to Executive Alliance), an invitation-only women leaders’ organization promoting advancement of women in professional and executive positions. She has served as chair of the development committee, the web manager, a strategic adviser on grant management, and a member of the philanthropy committee. She also served as the vice president of the board of WEB and on other nonprofit boards.