Ms. Ruback is a Director on the Housing, Community Development & Infrastructure (HCDI) team at Tidal Basin Group. In this role, she oversees a portfolio of programs, including CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT, Homeowner Assistance Fund, and Technical Assistance contracts. She acts as a Subject Matter Expert on federal grants management. 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 the city’s $3 billion CDBG-DR housing recovery portfolio. Daina came to this role through years of public service and nonprofit 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 with Circulo de Amigas, a non-profit promoting girls’ health and education in northern Nicaragua.
- M.A., International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University
- B.S. Business Administration, Babson College
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