Business Development Director
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Dena joins the Brookdale Business Development Team with an extensive and progressive professional background in marketing and sales. With over 15 years of experience, Dena has made a proud addition to our staff, as she continuously aims to help those in need receive effective substance abuse treatment.
After graduating from Towson University, Dena worked in various arenas, including sales, behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment. She gained tremendous hands-on experience as a pharmaceutical representative for behavioral health and opioid use disorder medications, most notably as a representative for Alkermes, the company known for Vivitrol. Before joining the Brookdale team, Dena was also a Client Service Representative for Lakeview Health, a drug and alcohol rehab center in Jacksonville. It was here that Dena had the opportunity to help those suffering from addiction and their loved ones receive the help they need.
Dena is originally from Long Island, NY but currently resides in Rockland County, with her husband Kevin, a NYC firefighter, and two children, Kate and Sean. Outside of work, Dena enjoys traveling and fitness, and is also an avid reader.
As a Business Development Director, Dena’s primary goal is to be a resource for those in need and help patients not only get into treatment, but to receive quality treatment.