Phalana joined the Institute in 2010 with a rich background in education, nonprofits and the performing arts. She has lobbied for public welfare reform with APWA (now APHSA) in Washington, D.C., taught and developed curriculum in New York City, and performed in various film, theater, commercial and television productions in Los Angeles. Prior to the Institute, Phalana worked as a humanities teacher at Camino Nuevo High School in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles where she piloted and co-developed the curriculum for the Drucker for Future Leaders program. Along with working to drive learning throughout all Drucker Institute programs, Phalana has produced our bi-monthly MONDAY* video series, “Frame Work,” as well as our online courses for managers. Her dynamic portfolio includes management of our social media strategy, co-delivering engagements in our consulting practice and serving as director of our Drucker for Future Leaders program. Phalana holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in teaching from the University of Virginia. She has served as a legislative ambassador for the American Cancer Society, on the board of Kujali International, and currently competes and teaches with Claremont Racewalking.