Danielle Bornanno
Full Name
Danielle Bornanno
Job Title
Community Engagement Specialist
Acceptance Recovery Center
Speaker Bio
Danielle is the Community Engagement Specialist for Acceptance Recovery Center. She has been an advocate for various oppressed and stigmatized populations, including those with substance use disorders, LGBTQIA+, homeless and low income, and individuals with complex traumas. She serves on the executive board of directors for Athens Pride and Queer Collective as the Director of Community Outreach where she identifies needs and provides solutions within the community. She, along with Athens Pride President Cameron Harrelson, Mayor Kelly Girtz, and Commissioner Mariah Parker, were instrumental in providing political advocacy to recognize "Trans Day of Remembrance" as a local holiday. Most importantly, she mentors our community’s queer youth by facilitating the Athens Pride + Queer Collective LGBTQ Youth Group. She is also recognized for her recovery advocacy initiatives throughout the state of Georgia. In her free time, Danielle enjoys writing and spending time with her fur-niece, Keira.