Dana Williams is a native Texan and graduated from Nueces Canyon High School in Real County. Prior to her career with the H. E. Butt Foundation, Dana graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College and Shorter University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services. While in Georgia, she worked with Highland Rivers Mental Health Services and served as Executive Assistant and HR Generalist for a small network of churches in the area for over a decade.
Dana joined the foundation in 2010 as Registrar and Assistant to the newly forming Laity Lodge Family Camp. Since then, she has served the foundation in multiple roles, including Camping Programs Administrator, Camping Programs Operations Manager, Operations Business Manager, and now in her current role as Community Engagement Director. Serving primarily in Real County, Dana sets the course for the Real County Community Initiative, strategizing with rural development leaders around the world to determine the best ways to help Real County residents navigate the complexities of rural life. Her certifications in Nonprofit Management, Change Management and Six Sigma aid in her executing the mission and vision to cultivate health and well-being for children and families.
Dana and her husband Billy currently live in Boerne with their family.