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Meet the Team

Dana Bonney

Executive Director/Juvenile Conference Committee Coordinator. Houston County Juvenile Conference Committee Coordinator

Originally from Virginia, Dana Bonney has called Dothan home for the last 9 years. In that time, her love for Dothan and its people has grown deep. Dana has a thorough understanding of substance abuse and its consequences. This, plus her passion for local schools, enables her to see unlimited opportunities for (334) Prevention Project to come alongside local educators, parents and community members to encourage students to make the decisions necessary to thrive in life and to avoid destructive decisions.

Dana’s professional background includes banking, teaching, event planning, and publishing. She is the Juvenile Conference Committee Coordinator for Houston County and is currently partnering with the DEA/Operation Engage as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) in an effort to combat the current fentanyl crisis in our country. Dana is certified to teach and train teachers on the "Too Good for Drugs" and "Peaceable Perspectives" curriculum in grades K-12. 334 Prevention Project is currently implementing this curriculum in partnership with Dothan City Schools. She has been the publisher of Dothan Neighbors Magazine for 9 years which has allowed her to establish many relationships with the business community and people of the Dothan area. As JCC Coordinator, Dana recruits and trains local community citizens to work with first-time juvenile offenders through a structured volunteer program to divert juvenile offenders from further involvement in the juvenile justice system. Dana is a graduate of Leadership Dothan Class 40.

Through her involvement as a volunteer with Wiregrass Hope Group, Love in Action and Hope Rising, Dana learned the significance of the non-profit sector in the Dothan area and the impact made by these organizations. She has consistently participated in and led Bible studies for women, teens and tweens. She is a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Dana has three daughters. Blake Murphree is married to Haisten Murphree and they have infant twin daughters making Dana the proud "Mimi" of Lilly James and Morgan Elisabeth. Dana's twin daughters, Erin and Casey, are freshmen at Auburn University. Dana’s professional, personal and community history, along with her innovative ideas to foster human potential, make her the perfect leader for the (334) Prevention Project.

Selena Grantham Simera

Project Manager​

Selena is a native of the Wiregrass area. She was born in Dothan, AL. She attended Wicksburg from first grade through High School. After graduating high school, she attended Troy University where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing. Selena was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority , and was honored to be a Troy Ambassador. After graduating Troy, she worked at Collin's Sign Company and later for FOX 34 TV. She became a stay at home mom when her first child was born. She felt very blessed to be home with all three of her children.

Having a love for staying healthy and people, she became a certified group fitness trainer and Silver Sneakers Instructor for Synergy Health and Fitness. Selena has taught at Synergy for the last 5 years. Her Silver Sneakers Class averages around 25-35 older adults, who enjoy exercise , as well as fellowshipping and sharing God's love. She is also a volunteer for JCC (Juvenile Conference Committee).

Selena has lived in Dothan all her adult life. She is married to Louis Simera. They have three children: Savanna (26) Grant (24) and Anson (18). Selena and Louis have been very busy over the years traveling to watch their children play sports including: Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, and cheerleading. They have loved every minute of being involved in their lives. They are members of Covenant Methodist.

Selena is very excited to be a part of 334 Prevention Project. Having teenagers and young adults, she sees all the pressures that kids face today. She is also a firm believer in family time and sharing meals together. Her hope is to go out and educate students and parents about the harmful effects of substance abuse and bullying. Children are our future.

Anais Shelley

Project Assistant

Anais has called Henry County home since 2011 and loves her small town of Headland, Alabama. She graduated from Headland High in May of 2022. During her time in school, she was a member of multiple leadership organizations, and that was where she found her love for working with nonprofits and charities. Her favorite of these is Relay for Life, of which she is team captain for the Henry County group and has been part of for seven years. Anais is a freshman at Wallace Community College where she is majoring in English. After completing her basics, she plans to transfer to Troy to finish her degree and fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. After the loss of a friend to suicide in 2020, Anais knew that she wanted to help kids who were struggling with mental health. She began volunteering with Living Waters Counseling in Headland, Alabama, where she learned the importance of community and youth outreach. In the fall of 2022, Anais started as a volunteer with 334 Prevention Project by speaking to schools on suicide awareness and prevention. She is honored to have the unique opportunity to do something she loves in honor of her friend. You can also catch Anais at Landmark Park, another nonprofit in Dothan, Alabama, where she has worked part time for almost two years. Her grandfather was a long time volunteer at the Park, and she has followed in his footsteps. Just like him, her favorite part of working there is being part of the historical education programs put on at Landmark Park. Having recently graduated high school, Anais has first hand knowledge of the struggles that children and adolescents face in a world filled with so much pressure. She firmly believes that community outreach and education are vital to helping protect our youth from dangerous substances and situations. She loves working in the classroom setting and channels her love of teaching into her programs

This could be you!

We are hiring for a
Project Manager
Requirements

Business degree preferred but will consider experience/knowledge with budget, deadlines, analysis Experience managing a team and/or multiple projects Able to think critically and solve problems efficiently Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent IT skills, especially with design database software. Excellent organizational skills Substance-misuse-free lifestyle Must pass a background check Flexibility References required.

Responsibilities

Coordinate people and processes to ensure that projects are delivered on time and produce the desired results. Be the go-to person for everything involving a project’s organization and timeline. Be an excellent communicator and comfortable managing multiple tasks. You also need to be a team player and have a problem-solving aptitude. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget. Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility. Ensure resource availability and allocation. Develop a detailed project plan to track progress. Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs. Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques. Manage the relationship with all stakeholders. Perform risk management to minimize project risks. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

Please send resumes to the following link.
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We are extremely eager to meet our new Project Manager!

Meet Our Board Members

Beth Ford

Grant and Proposal Coor. at Lifeline Children's Services

Beth received her B.S. in Human Services and a Minor in Psychology from Troy State University. Beth is married to the funniest man alive, Bobby, and they have one son. . She worked for 13 years at the 334 Prevention Project and believes in its mission. She is excited to join the board and help keep our children in the Wiregrass educated on the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Amanda Smith

Instructional Coach at Dothan City Schools

Always looking for new and creative ways to encourage growth, Amanda truly is a “think outside the box” teacher. Creating lessons that take children outside the four walls of a classroom, engaging community leaders and parents Amanda exhausts all resources to meet the needs of her students. “There is not one learning style. As an educator, I strive to meet the needs of all my students utilizing a growth mindset approach. Good, better, best students should never let it rest until their good gets better and their better gets best. If I expect this of my students, I expect it of myself. Education is a lifelong process and I am a lifelong learner. God has given me this gift to mold young lives and I plan to use this gift to polish and change as many lives for good as possible.” Amanda is married to her high school sweetheart, Randy. Together, they raise two very active sons; Joshua, who is a college freshman and Tyson who is a highschool freshman. Both play soccer and Joshua supports Tyson as he travels with football. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys worshipping at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, running, gardening and working on their new family lake house.

Christen Bane

Owner, Photo/Videographer
Evergreen Creative Company

As a Dothan Native, born and raised, christen has rooted her family in this community. She and her husband have three children who love being involved in the community and service project. Together, they built their videography and photography business, Evergreen Creative Company, out of their home four years ago-and it has grown out of their home into so much more. They love being involved in Downtown Dothan, Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority, and Dothan Leisure Services. Christen volunteers with and is sitting on the Junior Board with Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center.

Mary Frances

Director at The Herring House - Addiction Care

Mary Frances is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She completed her Masters in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling at Troy – Dothan and her Bachelors in Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over 7 years of experience working with substance abuse clientele. She currently is employed with Southeast Intervention Group as their Clinical Director. Mary Frances is passionate about helping others and instilling hope back into their life.

Dawn
Norton

President

Vice-President at MidSouth Bank

Brennen Bowen

Vice-President

Department Supervisor of Interventional Radiology at Flowers Hospital

Joseph L. Easley

Treasurer

CEO/Owner at Right Direction Counseling, LLC

Natalie
Harrison

Fundraiser Committee Member

Director of Priority Claims at Coleman Worldwide

Kelly
Colbert

Member

President at Covenant Steel

Heath
Carpenter

Member

ALEA Agent

 

Tom
Sorrels

Advisory Board Member

Retired District Attorney

Brian
Cherry

Advisory Board Member

Deputy at Houston County Sherriff’s Department

Latesha
Weatherington

Dothan City Schools-Principals
P.A.S.S. Academy

James
Ivey

Houston County Commissioner and Captain at Houston County Sheriff's Department