Dana Friedman, Ed.D.
Suffolk County Department of Social Services - Deputy Commissioner
Dana Friedman is a nationally-recognized researcher and policy analyst for children, family and women’s issues. She has worked for several national organizations and served as a consultant to major corporations, government agencies and foundations. She founded The Early Years Institute on Long Island, was the co-founder and co-president of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and a Senior Research Associate at The Conference Board. Dana is currently working with the Suffolk County Executive to create an early childhood initiative that brings together community coalitions around the early years. Dana is published widely and recently co-authored the School Readiness Playbook and wrote “The Juggling Act,” a monthly column in Working Mother from 1990-1997.