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Meet The [334] Prevention Project Team

At Substance-Misuse Prevention Education for the Wiregrass, we are privileged to have a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to making a difference in our community. Each team member brings unique skills, expertise, and a shared passion for promoting substance-misuse and violence prevention through education. Get to know the exceptional individuals who work tirelessly to support our mission.

[334] Team

[334] Team

Dana Bonney

Executive Director / Houston County Juvenile Conference Committee Coordinator.

Biography

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. 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 Dare to Hope, 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 Harvest Church. Dana has three daughters. Blake Murphree is married to Haisten Murphree and they have 1-year old twin daughters, Lilly and Morgan. Dana’s twin daughters, Erin and Casey, are sophomores at Auburn University. In her free time, Dana enjoys the outdoors spending time at the beach, walking, running, or playing Pickleball with family and friends.

[334] Team

[334] Team

Selena Grantham Simera

Project Manager

Biography

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.

[334] Team

[334] Team

Anais Shelley

Project Assistant

Biography

Anais has called Henry County home since 2011 and loves her small town of Headland, Alabama.  She graduated from Headland High School 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 of working with nonprofits and charities.  Her favorite of these is Relay for Life, of which she is a team captain for the Henry County group and has been part of since she was thirteen.  Anais is in her freshman year at Wallace Community College where she is majoring in English.  After finishing her education, she plans to fulfill her dreams to become a teacher.

After the loss of her friend to suicide in 2020, Anais knew that she wanted to help kids who were struggling with mental health.  She began volunteering at Living Waters Counseling in Headland 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.

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.

Expertise and Steadfast Commitment

Meet Our Board Members

Our organization is fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals who serve on our board, guiding and shaping the direction of Substance-Misuse Prevention Education for the Wiregrass. Our board members bring a wealth of expertise, passion, and commitment to our mission of promoting substance-misuse and violence prevention through education. Get to know the remarkable individuals who help steer our organization towards success.

Board Member

Board Member

Brennen Bowen

Board Chair
Chief Operating Officer/Mizell Memorial Hospital

Board Member

Board Member

Heath Carpenter

Board Vice Chair
ALEA Agent
Retired SBI Investigator
Polygraph Examiner
Marriage and Family Therapist (Intern)

Board Member

Board Member

Joseph L. Easley

Treasurer
CEO/Owner at Right Direction Counseling, LLC

Board Member

Board Member

Amanda Smith

Instructional Coach at Dothan City Schools
Board Member

Board Member

Latesha Weatherington

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

Board Member

Christen Bane

Owner, Photo/Videographer
Evergreen Creative Company
Board Member

Board Member

Dawn Norton

Branch Manager/Loan Officer MidSouth Bank

Board Member

Board Member

Kelly Colbert

President at Covenant Steel

Board Member

Board Member

James Ivey

Houston County Commissioner and Captain at Houston County Sheriff’s Department
Board Member

Board Member

Tom Sorrels

Advisory Board Member
Retired District Attorney

Board Member

Board Member

Brian Cherry

Advisory Board Member
Deputy at Houston County Sherriff’s Department

If you are interested in joining our board or would like to learn more about our esteemed board members, please feel free to reach out to us.