Having published a newspaper (of sorts) in the sixth grade, Milana
has had ink in her
veins for quite a long time.
It was natural, then, that she
would seek her
bachelor's degree in magazine publishing from the University of South Florida, followed up by a career as a magazine editor/publisher/creative director.
Prior to joining World Vision, Milana stood at the editorial helm of a variety of publications, including a housing guide to Florida's Gulf Coast, a monthly business magazine, a travel publication, and a weekly newspaper for Florida Canadians (seriously!), among others.
She also spent several years at Habitat for Humanity, transforming its newspaper into an award-winning magazine that mailed bimonthly to 2 million donors and supporters.
A life-long Southerner (well, Florida isn't really the South, though Georgia surely is), Milana
still wears a leather jacket in the summer and an Irish wool coat in the winter out here in the land of evergreens and frosty temperatures.
Since moving to the area with her
husband, Doug, in 2004, Milana's
formerly brown thumb has turned green, and she
takes great joy in growing flowers, basil, and tomatoes.