We are dealing with uncharted waters in so many aspects of our lives right now. There is assurance in knowing that transformation and change often sit on the other side.
Following the service on July 19th, we will have a virtual discussion group with Dafina Ward. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not already on our Discussion Group list and would like to participate.
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A Brief Bio of Dafina Ward:
Dafina is an expert in program and organizational development, with a focus on community health initiatives. She currently serves as Director of Community Investments for the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC). For nearly a year she served as Interim Executive Director of SAC during a period of unprecedented organizational growth and expansion. In her role as Director of Community Investment for SAC, she oversees grantmaking and other resource investment initiatives for community-based organizations.
A grant writer, speaker and trainer, she utilizes her legal training and negotiation skills to build collaborations through problem solving and strategic engagement to build impactful and sustainable programs. She also offers trainings and seminars regionally and nationally on inclusion, culturally responsive communication, and building intersectional health and wellness programs.
As a grantwriter she has secured more than $10,000,000 in funding for community-based programs. Her work focuses on areas of health and wellness that greatly impact marginalized communities. She works to end siloed approaches to transformation, through thoughtful partnerships and meaningful relationships.
Dafina also has five years of experience as a remote manager, and coaches managers in areas of "trauma informed" supervision and remote organization process development. She has shared her strategies with dozens of organizational leaders during COVID-19 pandemic through webinars hosted by Emory University and the Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS.
Dafina is also a writer and a 2017 Ford Foundation/Op-Ed Project Public Voices Fellow. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Lily and Role Reboot.
Dafina received her BA in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA) and her Juris Doctor from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (Philadelphia, PA). She and her husband, Ahmad, reside in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with their two brilliant girls.
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