Dr. Dana is a founder and partner of Human Performance International, a Toronto-based management consulting firm. She’s been working with athletes in pro hockey, baseball, basketball, football and soccer since 2000, as well as high-level medical and corporate organizations. Past and present clients include the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers, the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks, MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, MLS’s Toronto Football Club and Los Angeles Football Club, Tennis Canada and the Cirque du Soleil. She was the Canadian Olympic team’s performance psychologist for the Nagano, Sydney and Salt Lake City Games.
Dr. Dana also knows what it’s like to compete at an international level, as former captain of Canada’s national field hockey team. (Best memory: Scoring a game-winning penalty shot at the World Championships at age 17. “It showed me firsthand how important it was to be able to use your head under pressure,” she says.)
Dr. Dana is a registered psychologist and holds doctorates from the University of Cambridge and the University of Ottawa. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the American Psychological Association.