Donna Darmody, M.S., C.W.P
Donna Lynn Darmody, M.S. C.W.P. is the Director of Health Education/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Coordinator at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She holds a M.S. in Health and Physical Education from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is a Certified Wellness Professional with the National Wellness Institute and holds a Certification in Chemical Dependency from Roger Williams University. With over 25 years in higher education she has been using MI skills for the past 10 years. She delivers and trains other staff to do Brief Alcohol Skills Interventions with College Students (BASICS). She was the site coordinator for Brown University’s Medical School of Addictions research grant “Project Assist” on stepped care for alcohol interventions with college students. She also was a smoking cessation coach with the “Pathways to Change Research Study” under Dr. James Prochaska at the University of Rhode Island. Presently she is a part time Clinical Research Interventionist with Project ReDIAL (Revisiting Decreasing Injuries from Alcohol) with Lifespan’s Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island and Miriam Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Trained in basic MI in 2006 (15 hours) by MINT trainer Stephen Berg Smith at the National Wellness Conference in Wisconsin she then attended the Health Education and Training Institute’s (HETI) Basic and Advanced MI Training in 2009 (22hrs) with MINT trainer Stephen Andrew and was trained in MITI 3.1 (15 hours) with Ali Hall, J.D. in 2010. Besides being a coder for HETI she provides individualized feedback sessions for her student Interventionists.