Henry is committed to strengthening Community, Prosperity, and Joy in his personal, public, and professional life. He believes that dentistry and other health offices provide key services to communities. When these offices are prosperous and exude their own sense of joy and purpose, the whole community benefits.
Henry began this commitment at Seton Hall University where he obtained a Master’s and Bachelor’s in International Relations, with specializations in Economics and Organizations. Henry’s conducted post-graduate research and work on participatory development in Nairobi, Kenya. Participatory development is his core strength which he carried on working in Washington, DC, coaching associations and chambers across sub-Saharan Africa. He receives his Institute of Organizational Management certification in June 2017 and is working towards a 2018 local Economic Development Certification.
Henry has coached numerous organizations, associations, chambers of commerce, coalitions, and entrepreneurship supports across sub-Saharan Africa and in the US to improve their organizational structure, culture, sustainability, operational fluidity, and responsiveness to members. His partners in sub-Saharan were explicit about how Henry’s particular style of participatory engagement created the most engaging interventions they had ever attended and where they retained the most amount of new information. People and organizations consistently come away from workshops and interventions with Henry motivated and empowered to create real change in their organizations. Through his work, he has become particularly adept at identifying and working within local enterprise ecosystems and facilitating strategic planning and financial sustainability which he brings to the dental and health practices he coaches.
Henry enjoys carpentry and crafting gifts for his family; discussing comic book mythology with them; and attending/performing in theatre with them, especially Shakespeare. “There is nothing like going to a Shakespeare performance outside in the summer with friends and family. The joy of a community experiencing the same, ephemeral, well-crafted sights and story is intoxicating.”