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Anana Harris Parris

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Ms. Parris is the Chief Operating Officer of Washington, Dreyer & Associates. Anana also is the founder and CEO of the Self Care Agency, LLC /Wellness & Justice Group where she operates as the lead Strategic Business & Self Care Consultant Program Designer as well as the founder of the non-profit organization SisterCARE Alliance.

Ms. Parris is the 2023 Facilitator of Strategic Self Care Advocacy for the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD) established to provide, in coordination with existing mechanisms, expert advice and recommendations to the Human Rights Council, the Main Committees of the General Assembly and organs, programmes, funds and agencies of the United Nations.

Ms. Parris also is the author of Self Care Matters A Revolutionary’s Approach. Through her advocacy, Anana has facilitated workshops for incarcerated family members with the organization ForeverFamily and been a contributing lead planner for the collaborative reentry program supported by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Ms. Parris also led trainings and was a speaker for the Human Rights Cities Leadership Summit.

Florida A&M University Agroecology Center designated Ms. Parris their 2024 Lead Strategic Wellness & Self Care in the Workplace trainer including the integration of farming, community and organizational development. In 2023 Ms. Parris completed her 200Hr Yoga Instructor Certification from True Align Life. Anana served as a Fractional Chief Operating Officer Advisor for How to Manage responsible for guiding more than 30 business and law firm owners through entrepreneurial decision making, infrastructure/systems development, revenue and business process refinement. Ms. Parris facilitated a Strategic Self Care Training for over 200 lawyers, judges and legal professionals with the Training Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts a few weeks after the insurrection.

Ms. Parris is also the founder of non-profit initiatives like the AfriSalsa Cultural Organization/AfriSalsa fights HIV/AIDS Campaign, the and the Self Care Day Campaign. Ms. Parris authored the first official Self Care Day Proclamation on December 4, 2011 recognized by the City of Atlanta and later the cities of Savannah, Lithonia, Charlotte, NC , Charelston,SC, Mecklenburg County,NC , Mansfield Dallas Fortworth Area, TX and DeKalb County, GA. To further the promotion of self-care as a strategic form of social justice, Ms. Parris authored the book, Self Care Matters: A Revolutionary’s Approach. Her book has launched several Self Care Support Groups and it’s Strategic Self Care Training Program has been approved for training with the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as adopted as a required training text for many programs addressing human trafficking, domestic violence and trauma survivor programs. Her book is also adopted as the primary Strategic Self Care Training tool for the Southern Center for Human Rights and the ProGeorgia Women of Color Initiative. Ms. Harris Parris was awarded the Unsung Heroine Award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., the State of Georgia Goodwill Ambassador Award and the Community Service Award from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia. In 2018, Ms. Parris was the keynote speaker at the Global Women’s Leadership Activism Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa and the recipient of the Southern Center for Human Rights Gideon’s Promise Award. In 2019, Ms. Parris was appointed the Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta Community Affairs Chair and a ProGeorgia 2019 and 2020-22 Women of Color Thought Leader Delegate.


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