Dawn Lee has 20 years of on-the-ground community development experience serving in program management and executive director roles while simultaneously helping to build capacity in other communities as a technical assistance provider at TDA.
Dawn is a knowledgeable resource in the development and coordination of regional, organizational and neighborhood plans to address homelessness and affordable housing issues. Her experience includes homeless and at-risk program integration, Homeless Management Information System operation, strategic planning, first time homebuyer programs, and affordable housing development. Prior to moving to the nonprofit field, Dawn spent 20 years in the for-profit sector and gained extensive experience in operations and project management, software development, marketing and communications. Dawn’s diverse background allows her to provide a unique perspective on integrating organizational sustainability into community development and breaking down the silos between the homelessness response system and affordable housing development. Dawn holds an MBA from California State University, Fullerton.