Danah Fisher has 20 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors as well as the business world. In 2007, she founded Bramble, a leading independently owned shop in Chicago that donates a portion of profits to charitable organizations.

Prior to founding Bramble, Fisher worked as a market research manager for Maritz, an international market research firm, and as director of market research for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, which ran award-winning marketing campaigns for the Florida Keys and Key West. She began her career at United Behavioral Health, the mental health subsidiary of United Healthcare, and coauthored a landmark study on mental health parity.

Fisher earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California. Her thesis addressed labor practices within the California garment industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, with a major in political economy.

Fisher has been on the boards of Womankind, a nonprofit women’s health center; the Oak Park Area Visitors Bureau; the Hemingway Business Association; and the Oak Park Downtown District Council. She has been a member of the UUSC Stewardship Circle since 2011 and is currently a member of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park, Ill.