Alana Maryann Harrington

Office Manager
Alana.Maryann.Harrington@learningforaction.com

Alana came to LFA in 2013 with a stellar operations background and a commitment to social justice. As a member of the operations team, Alana builds collaborative, welcoming, tech-friendly workspaces, and provides gracious, immediate, client-centered service to staff. She manages facilities and information technology and works to bring emotional intelligence into the everyday. Alana helps to develop and maintain our internal capacity by combining only the best in gadgetry and mobile technology. She enjoys teaming up with vendors such as Lenovo, Logitech, Google for Work, Join.me, Smartsheet, Prezi, Evernote, Jing, Dedoose, GroupMe, Skype, Samsung, Survey Monkey, Podio, DropBox, and LastPass. She also serves on our Health and Wellness Committee and Sustainability Initiative Team.

Prior to joining LFA, Alana managed office work systems for professional service firms, universities, governmental organizations, grassroots organizations, nonprofits, and start-ups in fields including refugeeism, urbanization, education, family, and human rights.  Alana has held several exciting positions, including director of operations at Hand in Hand Parenting, an international social enterprise that educates professionals in parent-child relationship theory and interpersonal neurobiology; executive assistant to Sukhinder Singh Cassidy ex-president at Google and CEO at Joyus, the first-ever video e-commerce platform; editorial assistant at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Secretariat, a regional security organization that offers a forum for political negotiations; and legal assistant at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Vienna Resettlement Support Center, the sole refugee processing entity in Austria committed to helping Iranian minorities flee religious/political persecution.

Alana volunteers her time at the San Francisco Magazine FallFest on behalf of Meals on Wheels and is a Long Foundation Now member. Alana also serves on the Board of Directors for Progress Foundation, a San Francisco Bay Area-based agency that helps those who are disabled due to mental illness. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & Philosophy, University of San Francisco
  • Certificate [Honors], St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco
  • Study Abroad, English & American Studies, German, & Philosophy, University of Innsbruck
  • Certificate, Business Management, Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment