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 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) 645-1142
    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 Open or Close
    Stephen Reese, MS, MPA

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

    Stephen Reese, MS, MPA

    Duties:

    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. The Director of Training will be 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:

    Trained in both project management, public health, and behavioral health I strive to address the most pressing health issues of the day by emphasizing the intersection of mind, body, and soul and endeavoring to eliminate socioeconomic health disparities.

  • Communications Specialist Open or Close
    Debora J. Doherty

    h ddoherty@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1148
    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:

    Motivated by the desire to raise my children to be happy and healthy, I strive to find the fun in life and the goodness in people, while being responsible and generous. I have a passion to play a part in creating a culture where we acknowledge the pain of others, treat everyone with empathy and compassion, and reduce the effects of suffering.

  • Administrative Assistant Open or Close
    Ninette Powell

    h training@danyainstitute.org
    r (240) 645-1126
    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.

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    uFax: (301) 565-3390

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