Danya Institute Inc.

The Institute Team

  • Executive Director/Project Director Open or Close
    Renata J. Henry, MED

    h rhenry@danyainstitute.org
    r 240-645-1141
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Renata J. Henry, MED

    Project Director for the Region 3 Central East Addiction Technology Center

    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 Region 3 Addiction Technology Training Center (ATTC), a government funded program providing analysis and training to enhance the behavioral health workforce throughout five states and the District of Columbia.

  • Director of Operations Open or Close
    Tamara Parris

    h tparris@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1142
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Tamara Parris

    Duties:

    I provide day-to-day oversight of current grants/contracts, and assists the Executive Director in ensuring all project deliverables and reports are completed on time. I am responsible for human resource management, and also work with the Accountant to process accounts payable for the Institute. I support senior staff to ensure development and production of required projects, and am responsible for handling the coordination, logistics, development of registration, conference brochures and education materials for all meetings, trainings and conferences. I oversee the marketing system to support the internal and external marketing of the Institute’s products and services using various social media techniques. I work with senior staff on completing closeout on all administrative, operational and fiscal aspects on all contracts.

    Values:

    I have a strong belief of family first. I am a proud mother, daughter, "big" sister, aunt and friend. I am the first generation born in the United States; and have been taught that each generation should be better than the one before. My goal in life is to enjoy each moment and leave behind a contagious smile.

  • Director of Training and Conferences Open or Close
    Linda Oney, MSW

    h Loney@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1585
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Linda Oney, MSW

    Duties:

    I help facilitate and support the technology transfer activities for those jurisdictions in the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center region: West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. As the director of training I am involved in all aspects of the training process including planning, implementing and evaluating different training activities. This requires a close collaborative working relationship with the states we serve in our region to ensure that the behavioral work force has the tools and skills necessary to meet the challenges of those they serve.

    Values:

    I'm a person who does not take myself very seriously and believes that laughter and humor are important ingredients to having a good life. I have had the great fortunate to have served in the behavioral health field for most of my working career. Although, I don't take myself very seriously I do take seriously the important work that behavioral health care providers do to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. I admire their dedication and hard work and believe it is my job to support them in this important mission.

  • Special Projects Coordinator Open or Close
    Alaina Hill, MSC, MPH

    h ahill@danyainstitute.org
    r 240-645-1148
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Alaina Hill, MSC, MPH

    Duties:

    I manage the assessment and evaluation activities of the Institute as they relate to strengthening the behavioral and public health vision. My responsibilities include offering guidance on the development of curricula, innovative product s and service tools along with participating in the development of training and technical assistance materials. I spend the majority of my time focusing on the assessment and improvement of program and training quality and work with the Project Director and marketing staff to analyze data to drive decisions and employ effective marketing strategies.

    Values:

    Trained in both project management and public health, I work daily to achieve outcomes that are beneficial to our customers and by extension our community.

  • Instructional Design and Technology Specialist Open or Close
    Simone Fary

    h sfary@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1143
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Simone Fary

    Duties:

    I use my background in instructional design and technology to create educational media that supports the Institute’s mission of providing training, leadership development and technical assistance to the behavioral healthcare workforce. This includes website development, video recording and editing, writing articles, reviewing mobile applications, editing the newsletter, e-learning and creating publications for the iPad and Kindle. I recruit and manage the work of our volunteer graphic artists, writers, editors, videographers, instructional designers and mobile application developers. I also serve on the National Addiction Technology Transfer Networks website re-design committee and Danya International's E-learning task force.

    Values:

    I strive to live a committed and creative life where I am always learning and growing. I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter and proud member of the Silver Spring community.

  • Adminstrative Assistant Open or Close
    Courtney Washington

    h cwashington@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1145
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Courtney Washington

    Duties:

    I am the Administrative Assistant for The Danya Institute. As administrative assistant I provide logistical and administrative support to the Danya staff, as well as providing assistance to the project/program staff under the guidance of the Director of Operation.

    Values:

    I believe that family is important; I am an older sister and daughter. I strive to do my best in everything that I do.