Director of Community Programs & Partnerships
Dani Abboud is the Director of Community Programs and Partnerships at Brushwood Center. Dani builds and maintains Brushwood Center’s partnerships with community organizations, manages program coordination, and oversees the It's A W.I.N. and At Ease programs. They work with community partners across Lake County to increase equitable access to nature and the arts through community-determined youth and family programs, resource sharing, and curriculum training. They graduated from Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, where they studied Environmental Science and Sociology. They bring a wealth of experience in community engagement, environmental justice issues, and qualitative research. Dani is a lover of all things art and nature related, and spends their free time baking, doing yoga, and exploring their community in Rogers Park with their goofy dog, Max.