Dalia Mechanic


Dalia is an accomplished project leader with a decade of experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She leverages her expertise in operations, financial management, and program design to support a range of social impact organizations.

At Bennett Midland, Dalia has led a series of engagements helping the Administration for Children’s Services operationalize its plan to dramatically decrease the number of youth in foster care and deliver significantly more evidence-based services to the city’s most vulnerable youth. She has extensive experience working on complex business process analysis projects, including analyses of New York City’s arrest-to-arraignment process and the procedure for Medicaid enrollment in the jail system. Dalia has supported the development, implementation, and administration of national grant-making initiatives, including the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge—a $100 million investment to reduce over-incarceration in America—and Invest Health, a partnership between Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve health outcomes through community development.

Prior to joining the firm, Dalia worked for the Chief Financial Officer of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and served as the assistant director of patient services at the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. She also worked for UNICEF Italia to devise a strategy for scaling its fundraising efforts. Dalia holds an MPA from New York University and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Bates College.

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Service Type
National Initiatives, Program Design
Client Type
Issue Area
Economic and Community Development, Health and Well-Being