Dana McQuillin Dalke currently serves as a Construction Specialist for the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Housing, where she monitors city-funded development projects under construction.
Dana is a licensed Construction Supervisor, and has nearly 15 years of affordable housing and community development experience in both the public and non-profit sectors.
Prior to joining the City of Boston, Dana served as the Deputy Director for the Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF), now known as Boston Neighborhood Community Land Trust (BNCLT), where her primary responsibility was to manage the “Greater Four Corners Community Stabilization Pilot Project” – an innovative housing strategy designed to keep residents at risk of displacement in their homes.
During Dana’s tenure, COHIF successfully purchased and rehabbed 15 occupied units across the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston in order to ensure that those homes remained affordable – to both the existing residents and future residents – and community-controlled, by transferring those homes to a community land trust.
Prior to COHIF, Dana served as a Real Estate Project Manager for Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation. Dana has a Masters Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy from Tufts University, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Arkansas, and is a University of Arkansas Hall of Honor Inductee for her role as part of the inaugural U of A gymnastics team.
She is thrilled to be able to combine her non-profit experience and life-long love of movement/dance in her role as a BMA board member.
She lives with her husband, two young children, and dog in Hyde Park, MA.