Danielle Asher began Dasher Communities, LLC. to follow her passion for partnering with leaders to build a foundation of authenticity, accountability, transparency, and inclusion. Danielle's focus is writing and educating about the psychology of leadership.
She worked as a family and community engagement specialist for many years, leading programs, advocacy efforts, and conferences. In addition, Danielle worked to develop programs and strategic planning in both the profit and non-profit arenas. She is known to ask the tough questions that guide the strategic plan forward to concrete deliverables.
Ms. Asher has crafted and facilitated diversity and inclusion training for directors, employees, boards, community organizations, schools, libraries, and religious groups. In addition, during the last decade, she worked as a tireless advocate for policies at all levels of government that affect children and families, including increased state investment in public schools, early childhood education, and arts education.
In recent years she has partnered with New York University, the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, and Dialogues in Action. This work brought together parent leadership initiatives around the country to raise the profile of family engagement and participatory evaluation in primary education. The team published the result of two separate projects in 2016 and 2019. In addition, she has taken evaluation and applied it to all her projects after seeing the impact it has on determining growth areas and identifying gaps.
Besides writing and consulting, she currently works as the Director of Training at the Nassau County Board of Elections because she believes we need to have as many people as possible engaged in our democracy. She is proudly in the process of attaining her Master's degree at Penn State University in the psychology of leadership.
On a personal note, Danielle is a proud dog mom and Aunt of four plus to the children of her best friends. She sings Broadway, Rock, Pop, and Blues and has produced and performed live on social media with her series "Songs From My Living Room."