As the Executive Director for the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Dana Hand Evans is charged with conducting the affairs of the Museum and she plans and directs all Museum activities and operations through the supervision of senior managers. Dana is also responsible for the Museum’s artistic direction, collections, scholarship and attendance programs. As a responsible community partner, Dana provides the vision and personal leadership for the Museum’s growth and development; oversees strategic and master planning, construction and capital campaign activities for the 500 acre site which is complete with two historic houses, seven acres of public gardens, and a 50,000 square-foot Museum building. Dana Hand Evans is a native of the Philadelphia Area and moved to Richmond in 1994 for Graduate School. She remained in Richmond until moving to Winchester in 2011. Dana’s career began with a dual track in curatorial and educational work before unexpectedly falling into non-profit administration. Dana and her husband Patrick H. Evans, a semi-retired Executive Chef, formerly of Altria (Philip Morris USA) and the Jefferson Hotel, live in Frederick County with their two children.