Dana Eness

Executive Director, Urban Conservancy

Dana Eness has been Executive Director of The Urban Conservancy since 2007. Dana was a founding board member of The Urban Conservancy’s Stay Local! initiative in 2003, which is dedicated to creating a robust economy based on strong locally-owned businesses.
Since receiving her MA in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, Dana worked in non-profit administration, programming, community development and systems building while developing and managing cross-cultural and literacy programs abroad, at Tulane University, and for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Post-Katrina, Dana took the position at The Urban Conservancy to work on issues related to New Orleans’ sustainable recovery.

She lives in the Riverbend neighborhood with her husband and two children.