ADRP 2023 Keynotes



Danielle Antoinette Henry
Founder, Great Dane 921 Consulting LLC

Culture of Care

Tracie Jae
The Quiet Rebel

LOVE first. Always!


Danielle Henry's keynote will speak to the importance of developing solid relationships with clients and relationships with your colleagues, direct reports, and managers. The address will present how one's culture influences interpersonal skills grounded by empathy and care, which are major cornerstones to have as an individual and an organization. There is often a cultural divide in the workplace when managers are from different backgrounds than their workers or clients. This causes misunderstandings, but a Culture of Care can bridge this gap when everyone is understood as an individual. This address will be a time to put people before policies and procedures. Danielle will provide steps that an individual and organization can take to implement a Culture of Care that can improve client and employee engagement and identify an individual or organization's purpose.

Danielle Antoinette Henry has a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry for for-profit and nonprofit entities, focusing on social impact digital marketing, branding, web development, and operations. A previous client has been Catalyst, where she project managed their #BiasCorrect Social Media Campaign for International Women’s Day 2022. Danielle is currently a Senior Client Partner for Sarankco Creative Studio.

She is the Founder and CEO of Great Dane 921 Consulting, LLC, a consultancy firm focused on developing solutions that are based upon the foundation of empathetic understanding and the need for more compassion and transparency at work. She has conducted professional development training for nonprofits such as WestHab (NY), Youth Shelter Program of Westchester (NY), Junior League of Orange County, NY, and The Rooted Collaborative conferences centered on topics such as leadership development, cultural intelligence, DEIB, effective communication strategies, team building, and conflict management and resolution. She has also conducted a diversity dialogue series for the town of Warwick, NY as a diversity facilitator for We the People Warwick.

Navigating the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Danielle was the Client Services Manager for DialogueDirect, which has provided face-to-face fundraising services to current and previous clients such as the ASPCA, CARE, Save the Children, World Wildlife Fund, and The Nature Conservancy. In this position, Danielle developed the budget analysis and tracking, risk mitigation planning, KPI reports, and contract negotiations of each of her client’s campaigns. Danielle also worked for over ten years as a Development Director, developing strategies that enhanced public awareness and revenue for organizations such as the Diocese of Paterson, Archdiocese of New York, and The Children’s Village of New York.

Danielle is a third-year doctoral student in the Organization and Leadership Psychology program with a concentration in the Neuroscience of Leadership at William James College. Her doctoral project research, cultural intelligence and its neurological impact on leaders, is currently in progress. She obtained her MPA in Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy with a specialization in General Finance from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and her BA in American Politics from the College of Arts and Science at New York University. She holds a certificate in project leadership from the Cornell University – School of Engineering and is a Certified Scrum Master from the Scrum Alliance. She was a 2021-2022 Opportunity Hub (OHUB) South by Southwest student fellow. In addition, she is a Registered Parliamentarian under the National Association of Parliamentarians and is an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

With public service in her heart, Danielle has been an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is the Immediate Past President of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter serving Westchester County, NY. She is also the Past-President and sustainer member of the Junior League of Orange County, New York. A born and bred New Yorker, in her spare time, you can find Danielle doing monthly cultural outings to museums, gardens, or immersive exhibits with her Fur, Floral, Culture, and Cocktails crew around NYC or doing Reiki as a certified Reiki Practitioner.

LOVE first. Always! Tracie Jae, Lead Rebel of The Quiet Rebel, LLC will provide an interactive keynote experience for ADRP Conference attendees. During the keynote, she will share her "LOVE first, always" strategy for engaging in grace-filled and authentic conversations. Participants will have a real-time opportunity to practice this strategy using her proprietary 100 Voices framework to share their lived experiences about race and culture. This unique workshop will allow conference attendees to develop deeper, more impactful peer relationships and connect with each other's shared humanity as they grow together in the donor relations community.

In business and in life, Tracie Jae is The Quiet Rebel. Her work in the world is creating incremental and organic shifts to the status quo. In her work, she centers humans, celebrates differences and honors lived experiences. The expertise of her proprietary approach is based on evidence-based practices in clinical and cognitive psychology, communications research, and focusing on what makes us fully human, at both our best and worst.

Tracie holds a BA in Business Management and MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership. She is a lifelong Houstonian and proud mother of three adult daughters.