The Programs Manager and Lead Youth Serving Professional, of Healthy Visions Positive Youth Development Program in Cincinnati, Ohio is both a trainer and a leader. Landrá White (who goes by Drá, pronounced Dray) brings eleven years of training and facilitation experience from customer service-hospitality, promotional marketing and youth educational programs. Out of these eleven years, he has spent the last six with Healthy Visions including 5,000+ hours in the classroom, presenting to youth. In his time with Healthy Visions, he has led multiple assemblies in Ohio & New York; emceed large youth events in Cincinnati, including for Childhood-Cancer Research; developed a mentoring program that was implemented by 10 different schools; served youth who are in the juvenile justice system; formed numerous partnerships with other youth serving organizations in Cincinnati; built a team of youth-serving professionals; and implemented ongoing Professional Development for all the Healthy Visions’ staff. Landra’s mission is to implement youth programs that model positive youth behaviors, inspire youth to take accountability and responsibility for their actions, and empower them to make decisions toward optimal health, while adding value to the processes of other Youth-Serving Professionals around how to do the same.
Drá attended College at Miami University (OH), where he studied American-Studies and was active as a community leader on campus. His passion for information, love of learning and practical application has led him to seeking & obtaining ongoing training and/or certifications year-round in the areas of Mental Health, Trauma, The Theory of Change, Adolescent Brain Development, Resiliency, and Classroom Management. During his time between studies Drá is researching cognitive & social Psychology; learning piano; writing, traveling, engaging in thought-provoking conversation with complete strangers; assisting his local church and helping his wife with her home-based business. Dra’ currently resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife Ellen (Health Visions’ Teacher Assistant) and dog Yuki. They are expecting their first child; a son, in May 2020.