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 8 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

Community and Youth Council Coordinator​

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.

This could be you!

We are hiring for a
part-time Project Assistant

Information can be found on our Facebook page. Please send resumes to the following link.
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We are extremely eager to meet our new Project Assistant!

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

A product of Dothan City Schools, Amanda has spent her 23-year career in the same system that built her love for learning. 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. Amanda is married to her high school sweetheart, Randy. Together, they raise two very active sons.

Christen Bane

Owner, Photo/Videographer
Evergreen Creative Company

Christen is a Dothan Native, born and raised. She and her husband have three children who love being involved in the community and service projects. 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

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

Ann
Holman

Co-Treasurer

Retired Banker/Finance Advisor

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

Principals at Dothan City Schools

I am from a small community known as “Stateline” approximately 15 miles South of Dothan. I graduated from Rehobeth High School in 1993. After receiving a B.A. in Communications from Alabama State University, I returned home and began a professional career as the Hawk-Houston Boys and Girls Club program director. I decided to change my career path in 2001 and pursued a second Bachelor’s degree in secondary education (social science grades 6-12). Upon completion, I became a teacher at RA.S.S. Academy in January of 2003. After four years as a classroom teacher, I continued my journey in higher education and obtained a Master’s and Education Specialist degree in instructional leadership from Troy University. Currently, I’m enrolled in a doctoral program at Concordia University. I am honored to have served the students, parents, and teachers of Dothan City Schools as an educator throughout my entire educational career.

James
Ivey

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