Macomb-Country based Families Against Narcotics (FAN), a nonprofit organization that works to spread awareness of substance use disorder (SUD) and support families/individuals who have been negatively impacted by it has named Dunya Barash as its new director of operations.
Barash has much experience revolving around the opioid crisis, including community organizing, policy change, and the development of counter strategies through engagement of teams and groups. A social worker by degree, Barash has a thorough understanding of the idea of resilience and hard work.
Barash’s work experience involves Faith in Action during the Flint water crisis, CARE of Southeastern Michigan Royal Family KIDS Camp, the Arab American and Community Foundation, and the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition. She is currently starting her own initiative, The Sisters Collective, which aims to meet the support required of women and families in need.
“Dunya is a social worker with an incredible background in the field of substance use disorder,” FAN Executive Director Linda Davis says. “She has been involved in fundraising events, grant writing and oversight, and many other things that pertain to FAN. We are in good hands!”