Danielle at Work


My name is Danielle VanZorn, and this is where I write about some of my favorite things to share with clients, business partners, and friends.

My quick backstory: originally from Seattle, now residing in Sarasota, I’m a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources, Certified Project Management Professional, and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional with a B.A. in Business Administration and Management. I have been an operations leader and consultant for over two decades, navigating the intricacies of program management, process development, remote cross-functional team leadership, and shaping organizations around people-centric design. With a love of creating and managing programs, I’ve led remote organizations through strategy development and successful project life cycles using traditional methodologies, along with Agile as a Certified Scrum Master and Lean as a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Anyone who knows me is well aware of my crusade for building outstanding client and employee relations, my passion for change management, and my ever-vigilant desire to create organizational cultures that are based on the principles of EQ and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Not to mention my obsession with improving operational efficiency! I’ve worked with so many fantastic organizations, from Fortune 100s to startups, and have enjoyed collaboratively solving pain points while delivering results to meet strategic needs.

While the Chief Operating Officer for the nonprofit Predict-Align-Prevent, I worked with a team dedicated to discovering a primary prevention bundle that stops child maltreatment before it happens. We utilized place-based predictive analytics, developed cross-sector prevention efforts, aligned community resources, and supported ongoing analysis and collaboration of outcomes for state child welfare agencies. It was exceptional work, and I am so proud to have been a part of it!

Now, I am currently wrapping up a passion project of my own design; creating a place-based analysis methodology and program for senior services to effectively reach those with the greatest health, social, and economic challenges. The Improving Lives With Data program will soon be shared with senior services to support their efforts and benefit those in desperate need of help.

In my personal life, I’m devoted to animal welfare and have become involved in turtle and tortoise rescue, where my ever-growing number of saved tank like friends demand the crisper be stocked full of veggies and fruits at all times. I also support cancer research, having started my career at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. I was deeply moved by my experience and motivated to continue helping however I can.

I have a wonderful husband and three awesome kids who keep me on my toes. As if that is not enough, our four dogs and three cats ensure our home is never mundane. I absolutely love the outdoors and spend my free time hiking, golfing, and playing tennis.

So, here’s a peek into my professional pursuits, the causes I hold dear, and my ever-crazy family life, which is becoming more and more zoo-like every day.

Please contact me for more information regarding Improving Lives With Data or if you know of a turtle in need!

Warmest regards,
Danielle VanZorn, PMP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP