Shana Hamilton is from Dallas, Texas and currently lives in the suburbs of Dallas County. She went to the High School for Health Professions at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, and later attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She is a member of Graceland Community Baptist Church located in Cedar Hill, Texas.
She volunteers with nonprofit organizations that make positive impacts in the community. Shana has gained a wealth of experience working in the community through her involvement with organizations such as Generational Dynasty, Inc., The Family Place, The Gift of Love: Prom Shop Project, It’s My Park Day, and the South Dallas Renaissance Plan. These organizations, both past and present, have provided her with a well-rounded perspective on community work. She has received several awards, including the Golden Performance, Innovation, Environmental, and Champions of Change awards for her service to the Dallas community.
Shana has worked in various positions throughout her professional career, including Operations Research Analyst, Project Manager, Public and Community Relations and Facilities Manager. Currently, she is employed with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department and serves as an Operations Research Analyst. She is well-known for her excellent work in the community as a liaison, bridging the gap between municipal policies and red tape and the Dallas community. In addition, she designs and implements leadership and training programs for staff to help them prepare for leadership opportunities within the Department.
In 2019, she started her journey as an entrepreneur and established Dallas Medical Enterprise and DME Finders in the revitalized Red Bird Business District in Dallas. These companies aimed to make medical equipment and supplies more accessible to the community they serve with exceptional customer service. She is the founder and CEO of both these companies.
Shana challenges the status quo in her career to create new ideas and opportunities for the community, and as Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once said “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”