Brenda Henry-Sanchez Joins the Foundation Center as Director of Research for Special Projects

Monday, July 1, 2013

Brenda Henry-SanchezBrenda Henry-Sanchez has been appointed Director of Research for Special Projects at the Foundation Center. In her new position, beginning July 15, Dr. Henry-Sanchez will be responsible for developing and directing international, national and regional research projects on a wide range of issues across the field of philanthropy, often in collaboration with partner organizations. She will also represent the Foundation Center in the D5 Coalition of organizations working to grow diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. Dr. Henry-Sanchez was recently a Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in its research and evaluation unit, where she worked to create new opportunities for better health for society's most vulnerable members.

"Brenda offers a unique blend of substantive expertise in research and evaluation plus insight into the concerns and culture of foundations," said Lawrence T. McGill, the Foundation Center's Vice President for Research. "We are very excited about the contributions she can bring to our growing research program."

Previously, Dr. Henry-Sanchez was Program Director for the Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance, Inc. in Baltimore, where she worked on improving programs that served youth of color. Her extensive research background includes a range of positions at High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Dr. Henry-Sanchez received both a Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education and an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. A member of the American Public Health Association and American Evaluation Association, she has received numerous academic awards and honors. (Picture of BrendHenry-Sanchez © Peter Murphy.)

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