Danya Institute Inc.

The Institute Team

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

    h rhenry@danyainstitute.org
    r 240-645-1145, ext. 2002
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Renata J. Henry, MEd

    Co-Project Director for the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), HHS Region 3

    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) 645-1145, ext. 2006
    uFax: (301) 565-3390

    Tamara Parris

    Duties:

    I provide day-to-day oversight of current grants/contracts and assist the Executive Director in ensuring all project deliverables and reports are completed on time. I am responsible for human resource management and 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 educational 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.

  • Co-Project Director Open or Close
    Holly Ireland

    h hireland@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1145, ext. 2005
    uFax: (301) 565 3390

    Holly Ireland

    The Co-Project Director (Co-PD) for the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center is responsible for the programmatic and administrative coordination of all training, and technical assistance (T/TA) for the ATTC.

    Duties:

    The Co-PD works closely with ATTC Project Director to ensure grant deliverables are met. Holly works with multiple stakeholders within the region to seek input on T/TA needs within the states. She serves in conjunction with the ATTC Project Director as a spokesperson and liaison to federal, regional, state and local entities, academic institutions, treatment and recovery agencies, etc. The Co-PD also recommends and develops other training/workforce initiatives.

    Values:

    A native of Easton, I love the Eastern Shore of Maryland, its culture, its people, and its ecology. When not serving as a clinician, administrator or advocate, I enjoys spending time with my family and friends, traveling, being an active member of the community, and being outdoors – basically doing anything that advances health and wellbeing.

  • Senior T.A. & Communications Specialist Open or Close
    Debora J. Doherty

    h ddoherty@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1145, ext. 2003
    uFax: (301) 565 3390

    Debora J. Doherty

    Duties:

    Responsible for all aspects of communications for the Danya Institute and the Central East ATTC including, but not limited to, the newsletter, social media, updating and posting on both websites, and writing and designing collateral materials and guidelines.

    Values:

    I have a passion to help create a culture where we acknowledge the pain of others, treat everyone with empathy and compassion, and reduce the effects of suffering. My love and respect for my children (and now grandchildren) knows no bounds and I have always tried to encourage them to find the fun in life and the goodness in people, while being responsible and generous.

  • Administrative Assistant Open or Close
    Ninette Powell

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

    Ninette Powell

    Duties:

    I provide administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director and Director of Operations, as well as the overall office. I also support training events, including developing flyers, setting up registration, preparing materials, and contacting attendees and speakers as needed.

    Values:

    The best of my life’s pleasures are my grandchildren, whom I love to spend time with teaching them good values and spoiling. In my off time, I enjoy sewing, making costumes for special events, and reading or listening to a good book. I also participle in the Maryland Renaissance Festival each year and have a fun time dressing up in 16th century garb and entertaining guests.

  • Open or Close

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    uFax: (301) 565-3390

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