As Vice President, Operations and Learning, Danielle leads all technical aspects of the Foundation including finances, data management, and policies and procedures. She supports creating a culture of learning, defining metrics to assess impact, and managing evaluation projects. In addition, Danielle works closely with the communications team to make information accessible to broad audiences using various communication tools.
Danielle joined the Blue Cross NC Foundation in June 2003, after spending seven years within the Health Care Services Division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Danielle is a 2011 graduate of Leadership North Carolina, a Fellow of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations’ Change Leaders in Philanthropy, and a Fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundation’s (SECF) Hull Leadership Program. She has served on the board of directors for the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers and as chair of the Health Funders Group, Farmer Foodshare, Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines, Southern Wake Montessori School, and on the SECF corporate committee.
Danielle earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and completed her certificate in Nonprofit Management at Duke University.
What I love about my work:
I am a very detail-oriented person, yet I also like to think about the big picture and find creative solutions to persistent issues. I am our team proofreader, budget tracker, idea seller, and cheerleader. There is no greater privilege than working with a great team, doing great work, and making a real difference for people throughout North Carolina.
When not at my desk:
I try to get outside as much as possible – whether going for a walk or reading a book on my screened porch. I enjoy spending time with my husband, playing with our three dogs, and watching my youngest child on the soccer field.
Favorite thing about North Carolina:
Our state is a great mix of old and new. It is nice to have close proximity to modern conveniences while being able to enjoy small town charm. I like to shop local and am always up for a chai latte.