Meet Our Staff
Executive Director/Juvenile Conference Committee Coordinator
Community Outreach Coordinator/Youth Council 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 most recently publishing. She has been the publisher of Dothan Neighbors Magazine for 7 years which has allowed her to establish many relationships with the business community and people of the Dothan area. As the Juvenile Conference Committee 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 has been active with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce as a Chamber Ambassador and will be a member of the 2021-22 Leadership Dothan Class. In 2021 she was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Committee on Credentialing and Career Pathways Technical Advisory Committee (ACCCP). Dana also serves on the Southeast AlabamaWorks Worlds of Work (WOW) Committee which helps to deepen her involvement in area schools.
Through her involvement as a volunteer with Wiregrass Hope Group, 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 and is currently leading and mentoring a group of single moms. Dana has three daughters, Blake, Erin and Casey. She gained a son when Blake married Houston County native, Haisten Murphree. Twins, Erin and Casey, are entering their senior year at Dothan High School. Dana, Erin and Casey are active members of First Baptist Church. 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.
Julie is the new Community Outreach and Youth Council Coordinator at the Partnership. She is a current law school student at Jones School of Law and has been working as an administrative assistant prior to this position. She graduated Cum Laude from Troy University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Political Science. Over the past six years, Julie has worked on numerous outreach campaigns and national advocacy projects. With the help of an advisor, she founded the Scarlet Letter F Project to advocate for returning citizens in our country. (Check out the TEDx Talk!) Julie is very familiar with political and community leaders in the Wiregrass and at the State-level. She hopes to use these contacts to promote (334) Prevention Project and to advocate for a drug-free and smoke-free lifestyle.
Julie believes that a heathy lifestyle cannot be achieved without complete self-awareness. In order to be your best self, you must build a strong moral foundation based on care, fairness, loyalty, authority, and purity.
Julie resides in Rehobeth with her Fiancé, Shane, and their three kids; Shayleigh (8), Pearce (2), and Everett (2). When Julie is not designing drug prevention graphics or teaching LifeSkills classes, you can find her studying, organizing, working out, worshipping at Dothan First Assembly, or chasing her kids around!
(334) Prevention Project is currently hiring for a part-time Project Assistant. Information can be found on our Facebook page. Please send resumes to the link above.
We are extremely eager to meet our new Project Assistant!