Danya Institute Inc.

Board of Directors

  • Founder & CEO, Danya International Open or Close

    Jeffrey A. Hoffman, PhD (Chairman)

    Provides overall strategic direction and leadership for Danya International

    Duties:

    Dr. Hoffman oversees all aspects of Danya's strategic alliances and commercial ventures and is responsible for the strategic growth of the company. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience as an executive, clinician, and researcher, and he has published extensively in a wide range of public health areas, including drug and tobacco addictions, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and family relationships. He initiated the opening of Danya International's East Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya, and led the public-private partnership pilot study, called Mobile Direct Observation Treatment, using mobile video phones to monitor TB medication compliance. Jeff also serves as Chairman of the Board for Danya Institute, as well as a member of the Board of Save A Child's Heart, which performs pediatric heart surgeries in Israel for children from Palestine and developing countries, and a member of the Board of the Corporate Council on Africa, the leading US-Africa trade organization.

  • Executive Director, The Danya Institute Open or Close
    Renata Henry, MEd

    h rhenry@danyainstitute.org

    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Renata Henry, MEd

    Duties:

    I have the overall responsibility for the management, growth, and development of the Institute, guiding all administrative, fiscal, training, and programmatic activities, and have primary responsibilities for supervision of the Institute's personnel. In addition, I serve as Project Director for the Central East Addiction Technology Training Center (ATTC), a federal government-funded program providing analysis and training to enhance the behavioral health workforce throughout HHS Region 3, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

  • Executive Director, NACBHDD Open or Close
    Ron Manderscheid, PhD

    h rmanderscheid@danyainstitute.org

    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Ron Manderscheid, PhD

    Leads efforts to reform mental health and substance use care benefits in Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.

    Duties:

    Dr. Ronald Manderscheid's career spans the public, private, and academic sectors. He has served in numerous leadership roles at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He served for many years on the faculty of the University of Maryland where he taught statistics, sociology, and social organization. He currently is the Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Director of Health Equity, DHPE Open or Close
    Steven B. Owens, MD, MPH, MA

    h sowens@danyainstitute.org

    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Steven B. Owens, MD, MPH, MA

    Provides TA to state, local and territorial departments of health to address health inequities through using public health systems and environmental change tools, and geographic analysis of market research data to plan and inform effective health programs.

    Duties:

    With an emphasis on health equity, Dr. Owens provides health department staff trainings on integrating social determinants of health into projects and activities addressing chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Additionally, Steven oversees the placement of DHPE’s health promotion and policy fellows at state departments of health. Prior to joining for DHPE, he led the Diversity Initiative for USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program. Steven received a master’s in biology from Hampton University, a master’s in public health with a focus on international health policy and management from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a M.D. from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

  • Independent Consultant Open or Close

    Vanesta Poitier

    Duties:

    Areas of expertise include mental health & substance abuse.

  • Chief Financial Officer, Open Technology Group Open or Close

    Steven R. Steiner

    Duties:

    Founded in 1992, Open Technology Group is a small business providing information technology services to federal government clients. Open Technology Group is committed to innovation and dedicated to improving the efficiency of government operations with secure, reliable, and sustainable technology solutions and numerous value-add services.