Dana Craig was born Deaf and currently resides in Central Illinois and a mother of three grown boys.
Work experience includes teaching as a paraprofessional at several different educational settings, including working with deaf youth with mental illness over the last 20 years. She worked at a Center for Independent Living until June of 2013. Most of her work focuses on systemic changes or as a disability advocate regarding to communication access, transportation, and disability related issues.
She also serves on several board and councils such as Statewide Independent Living Council, Deaf Statewide Coordinators, Livingston Co RAMP project, Livingston Co. Transportation committee and Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Interpreter Licensure board. Additionally, she was a consultant on several video productions that empower Deaf community in understanding their rights and educate hospitals in providing communication accessibility. Dana also has chaired a statewide conference with Illinois Association of the Deaf in Bloomington, IL.
She currently holds Advanced license as a Deaf Interpreter in Illinois and is actively pursuing national certification to become a Certified Deaf Interpreter. Experiences also includes working with DeafBlind in different environments, as a consumer, a student, and a client. Currently provides contractual work as consultant in various of settings.