Director, Brushy Fork Institute and Aspiring Artist
Five Words About Me:
Pondering, learner, empathetic, intuitive, supportive
One Surprising Skill:
Tai Chi Sword Form and Fan Form—but I’m rusty now!
Donna Daniels serves as director of Brushy Fork Institute, a Strategic Initiative of Berea College. For the last three decades, she has worked in a variety of leadership and community development roles, including providing training and facilitation for communities and groups through Central Appalachia and spending a couple of years a principal planner for community infrastructure, affordable housing and homelessness programs in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada. Her experience and skills include workshop design, facilitation, communications, fundraising and reporting, research, planning, and program administration. Donna also paints in acrylic, watercolor, and oil, having been a member of juried groups and selling works in galleries and through an online platform. A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Donna is a first generation graduate from Berea College. She lives in Berea, Kentucky, with her husband Gene.