About Dayna

Dayna Altman is a bold and authentic mental health entrepreneur, author and public health professional based in Boston MA. A dual graduate of Northeastern University: MPH ‘18, BS Human Services ‘15, Dayna brings both professional experience and personal expertise into the work she does for her community. Dayna has held several roles in the human services field working with youth in mental health settings and women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. She has also created several of her own advocacy organizations specializing in mental health advocacy. Her entrepreneurial adventures have helped her become a professional speaker, a documentary filmmaker, and an author of two books, using food to create a palatable and accessible way for all to approach mental health. 

Academic Credentials  

Master of Public Health, Northeastern University 2018 

BS in Human Services and Psychology Northeastern University 2015 

Mental Health Certifications 

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education 

Entrepreneurial Experience 

Bake it Till You Make it Org 

Published (soon to be) two mental health and resilience focused books as well as a workbook. Developed book tours and community events  as well as fundraising initiatives.

Life After and Erasing Excuses 

Directed, created and produced a short documentary about sexual violence and healing. Plans and executes public experiences and documentary screenings at universities across the country.

The BEA(YOU)TIFUL Project 

Founded a body positivity organization to inspire all people to embrace beauty at every size. Presents at conferences and speaks publicly about eating disorder history.

Mental Health Related Awards 

Distinguished Alumni Award

Sole recipient for dedication to activism and the mental health field-National Active Minds Organization 2016-Sacramento CA

Lenny Bellino Award 

Sole recipient for outstanding compassion and patience toward residents/families- McLean Hospital 2016-Middleboro MA

Relevant Speaking Experience (2020-2019)

Adoption Journeys, Worcester MA (July 2020-VIRTUAL )

Westboro High School, Westboro MA (May 2020-VIRTUAL) 

Tufts University, Medford MA (April 2020-VIRTUAL) 

Hot Yoga Auburn Studio, Auburn MA (March 2020–VIRTUAL) 

Stonehill College, Easton MA (February 2020) 

Providence College, Providence RI (February 2020) 

Brown & Brown Insurance,Corporate Office, Dedham MA (February 2020) 

Duxbury Senior Center, Duxbury MA (February 2020) 

SouthWest Florida Mental Health Festival, Naples FL (January 2020) 

McLean Hospital, Belmont MA (November 2019)

Northeastern University, Boston MA  (November 2019) 

Tatnuck Book Sellers, Westboro MA (October 2019) 

Barnes & Noble Book Sellers, Hingham MA (September 2019) 

Barnes & Noble Books Sellers, Framingham MA (August 2019) 

Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro MA (June 2019) 

SoulCycle HeadQuarters , New York, New York (May 2019) 

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