Background and Experience


  • Master of Public Administration, Public Management and Policy (specialization), Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Political Science (major), French (minor) and Public Administration and Policy Studies and International Studies (specializations), John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH
  • RYT-200, Mindful Yoga Teacher Training, Healthy Body, Peaceful Soul
  • Accessible Yoga Training
  • Yoga Nidra & Somatic Competence Teacher Training, Kamla Yoga
  • Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

Employment Experience

  • Collective Impact, LLC (co-founder/former Principal Partner)
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc.
  • Beaver County Collaborative Action Network, Inc.
  • CONSAD Research Corporation
  • Tripp Umbach
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Professional Development and Affiliations

“We started working with Denina nearly 10 years ago on one project, but have continued year after year because of the quality of her work and passion for what she does. She is committed to our community and has put in the time and effort to learn about key stakeholders and how we do things here. Denina takes the time to form relationships, so it does not feel like an outsider coming in. We always have peace of mind when we give her a project that she will give it 100%, and the end product will be what we want…that is why we recommend her to others.”
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