Dina M. Berg, MPA is the Founder and Executive Director of The Heart of Ida, a Long Beach based nonprofit 501c3. The Heart of Ida annually supports 1,000+ low-moderate income seniors in the Long Beach, CA area with a variety of services designed to help them remain independent in their own homes and provide comfort and cheer when assisted living is necessary. Dina is also a Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at Long Beach State University where she prepares graduate students to lead and transform the public and non-profit sectors of tomorrow via hands-on, practical experience through internship and volunteer opportunities. She also provides consulting services to nonprofits throughout Southern California. Dina serves on the Board of Leadership Long Beach, the Long Beach City College Board of Governors, and the Executive Committee of the Long Beach Elder Abuse Prevention Team. She has an MPA from Long Beach State University and a BA in Sociology from UCLA.