Vice President

Danya Segrest is a graduate of UAB, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus in Marketing in 2008, and a Master of Public Administration in 2013.

Danya has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector in Birmingham by working and volunteering with several local organizations. She began her career as an executive assistant at the American Institute of Architects. She then moved on to work with Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, before serving four years as the director of development for the American Heart Association, where she raised over a million dollars annually for heart disease and stroke research. As of January 2018, Danya became the Corporate Development and Special Events Director for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Here, she gets to mix her passion for advancing community health and education with her passion for advancing UAB’s mission.

Danya currently serves on the UAB MPA Alumni Board as the Student Liaison and Mentor Program Chair. In her leisure time, Danya enjoys cooking, yoga, and kayaking. Most importantly, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Bill, and her beloved cat, Eugene.