Dana Paglia-King

Dana Paglia-King

Project Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice


Dana Paglia-King


Dana joined the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice in February 2024. Previously, she dedicated nearly five years to serving the community by providing housing crisis services at Community Housing Network. There, Dana worked closely with individuals and families experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking. Dana also interned with State Senator Stephanie Chang for two years, contributing to various projects for Michigan Senate District 3 (formerly Senate District 1). Dana earned her MSW from Wayne State University in December 2023. Throughout her social work education, Dana focused on policy analysis and implementation, as well as public and municipal budgeting, and how these system-level decisions affect the individual and the community.


 Dana is a project coordinator for the Opioid Treatment Ecosystem initiative. She serves as the primary liaison within counties, navigating relationships between systems and county partners - including community mental health, county jail, probation/parole, peer supports, and first responders - and implements evaluation design including data collection, surveys, interviews, and focus groups.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MSW, Wayne State University
  • BA, Anthropology, Wayne State University
  • AAS, Culinary Arts, Oakland Community College

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