A. Rima Dael has over 20 years of nonprofit professional and voluntary experience in the Arts, Education & Human Service sectors. She is the executive director of Country Dance & Song Society. She is passionate about creating sustainable nonprofit organizations and cultivating culturally competent next generation leaders for the sector.
Professor Dael was a founding faculty member of the Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy graduate program at Bay Path University. She continues as an adjunct professor in the program.
She received a bachelor degree in Anthropology and Theatre Arts from Mt. Holyoke College. Her master’s degree is in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of Management & Urban Policy at the New School University where she was a Community Development Finance Fellow. Originally from the Philippines, Ms. Dael spent her childhood in several Southeast Asian countries, but home is here in the Pioneer Valley.