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New Martin de Porres Executive Director Named

danaThe Board of Directors of Martin de Porres has announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Dana as Executive Director. He will assume the position when the term of Bro. Raymond Blixt ends on June 30, 2011.

Dr. Dana was introduced to MDP in 1979 through work with the summer program and he was immediately drawn to this special ministry. Dr. Dana returned to Martin de Porres in 1986 as a social work intern. After completing his Masters in Social Work degree in 1987, he became a social worker at the MDP Group Homes and Schools. In 2002, he assumed the position of Director of Youth and Family Support Services, which he has held since.

Dr. Dana will be in a transitional period of training for the position during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. An Executive Leadership Team will be formed to assist in the transition.