Dana is a lifelong learner and feminist social worker. Her passion for equity and access to robust mental health services has led her to create and influence programming and service approaches that centre folks as experts. Her specialized focus on gender-based violence (GBV) came from necessity. Using the concept of person in environment brought to light the significant implications of GBV not only for those who experience it but also for our communities in general. Whether in counselling, facilitation, supervision, or policy work, she has lived by the notion that people are knowledged and deserve to be heard. Services must offer flexibility and meaning for folks if we want the world to shift. She has been instrumental in the creation of accessible, low barrier, trauma-informed individual and group counselling, supervision models, innovative professional development and training, and community skill building. Dana’s critical eye and collaborative approach is embodied in her role as the clinical team Lead Counsellor at the St. John’s Women’s Centre. Her latest passion project, Empowering Them, is the first free and accessible e-course about GBV of its kind available throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.