Kitty Hsu Dana

Senior Health Policy Advisor (retired), National League of Cities; former Vice President of Community Impact-Health, United Way Worldwide
Board Treasurer

Kitty Hsu Dana, MBA
Treasurer of Prevention Institute's Board of Directors
Senior Health Policy Advisor (retired), National League of Cities; former Vice President of Community Impact-Health, United Way Worldwide
Washington, DC

A leader in systems change, Kitty Hsu Dana steered a series of firsts in her positions. As Senior Health Policy Advisor at the National League of Cities, she built and implemented Cities of Opportunity. Participating city officials advanced policies and practices to improve factors that affect health, equity and opportunity for people and communities. Appointed to NLC’s COVID Task Force, Kitty and cross-functional colleagues helped cities navigate the challenges of the pandemic. As Vice President of Community Impact, Health at United Way Worldwide, she created UWW’s first-ever health portfolio and positioned UWW and local United Ways as must-have partners in public health and prevention. Prior to United Way, Kitty served in executive posts in organizations dedicated to improving lives: American Public Health Association, American Friends Service Committee, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, and the Helix Health System.  

A recognized thought leader in health, equity and prevention, Kitty is the Board Treasurer of Prevention Institute, served on the National Advisory Committee of RWJF’s Culture of Health Leaders and on the Steering Committee of the National Collaborative on Education and Health. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Princeton University and an M.B.A. in Health Services Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.