Dana Eleanor Caldwell (born August 18, 1976) is Adam's ex-girlfriend. They broke up after she moved to Seattle and they realized that long-distance wouldn't work.
The character Dana, and the actress portraying her, Natalie Alyn Lind, will return in the second episode of the seventh season "Dana's Back" airing on October 2, 2019. It will be Lind's first appearance on the show since February 2016.
Dana is a kind girl, however, Beverly does not really like Dana, as she is jealous that Adam spends time with her more than he spends time with Beverly, not because she is unkind. It is also hinted that Dana has mixed feelings towards Beverly. In season 3, when she moves to Seattle, Beverly has a nicer attitude towards her as she can not see Adam all the time.