“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”
– Albert Schweitzer

Dana Heyl

Senior Program Specialist

Dana’s fascination with the way people interact with the built environment began in the eighties when she played her first game of Sim City. Since then, her interest in transportation issues span a lifespan: from teaching her teenage daughter how to drive, to training herself to become a daily bike commuter, to matching transportation solutions for older adults who have given up the car keys.

Dana brings a wealth of past experience after first enjoying a long stint in communications.  While obtaining her Master of Public Health degree at Emory University, Dana gained powerful experience on the impact of transportation on health through her work with the Atlanta Regional Commission, MARTA and the Centers for Disease Control.  She has an active interest in tactical urbanism. So it’s no wonder that she has won the Dekalb County District 2 Pop Up Park competition…twice! Dana currently sits on the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism Atlanta chapter. 

Dana’s expertise is in working with commuters to find transportation solutions. She manages relationships with over 25 corporations in the Perimeter business district and is heading the outreach team for the 285 at 400 interchange construction project. Did we mention that major construction project is the largest ever undertaken in the state of Georgia and will impact 100,000 employees who work in the Perimeter area? Challenge. Accepted.

Most nights and weekends, you will find Dana on the tennis court competing in ALTA and USTA matches. In between, she drives the SAG wagon for her husband’s competitive cycling races and her daughter’s triathlons. She expresses her creative side through her photography and videography projects.