Daphne Ballantine is a business executive with fifteen years of leadership experience in both corporate and non-profit enterprise. She is a graduate of the Mentorship Program of the College for Behavioral Health Leadership.
As the Executive Director of On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc., Daphne provides expertise working with local government agencies to motivate and build communities.
After experiencing trauma and loss as a result of the 9/11 tragedies, her outlook and career focus changed from one based on industrial psychology to one driven by a passion for health and wellness. She transitioned into a life of service by becoming an advocate for the disenfranchised. She began volunteering for the Montgomery County Crisis/Suicide Hotline and taking Wellness Recovery Action Planning classes.
Daphne is currently an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and an Intentional Peer Support (IPS) trainer. She serves on several boards and councils and was recently appointed to the Montgomery County Mental Health Advisory Committee by the Office of the County Executive. She is a member of the Montgomery County Mental Health Court Planning and Implementation Task Force, Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professional Certification Board, and a member of the CPRS Supervisor Peer Integrated Care Advisory Council of Maryland.
She received several awards in the private sector in recognition of her mediation and supervisory performance. She has also been awarded the Consumers’ Choice Award by Prince George’s County Department of Family Services, a Recognition Award from Cornerstone Montgomery for her assistance in supportive employment, and appreciation from NAMI for providing outstanding Peer-Run services. She is assisting the Maryland Office of Consumer Affairs with the nation’s first Integrated Forensic Peer Support Curriculum.