Daina is a Director of CDBG at Tidal Basin Group. Prior to her time at Tidal Basin, Daina worked for the City of New York's Office of Management and Budget, leading program and policy for their Community Development Task Force, after her role as lead for policy of the city's $3 billion CDBG-DR housing recovery portfolio. Daina came to this role through years of public service and non-profit management. After serving as a trainer and educator with the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, she held positions promoting small business and entrepreneurship with the Women's Enterprise Development Center in New York and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs in Washington, DC. She also volunteers her time as President of Circulo de Amigas, a non-profit promoting girls' health and education in northern Nicaragua. She just moved from NYC to Denver with her husband as is still getting used to the altitude.