Darby Penney, M.L.S.

Senior Research Associate
Darby Penney, M.L.S., senior research associate at AHP, is a qualitative researcher and program evaluator whose subject matter expertise includes trauma-informed approaches and peer support. She is also a writer and editor who identifies as a person with a psychiatric history. She has extensive experience in mental health policy and program development, training and technical assistance, program management, and materials development. For a decade, she was director of recipient affairs at the New York State Office of Mental Health, where she brought the perspectives of people with psychiatric histories into all aspects of policymaking, program development, and evaluation.