Ms. Henard has been with the DC Rape Crisis Center for the last twelve years serving in different capacities, including leadership roles in fundraising, operations, cultivating relationships and strategic partnerships, as well as coalition building. She has not only repositioned the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, but she has laid a strong foundation as the agency prepares to celebrate 50 years of survivor centered, and community led services.
Under Ms. Henard’s leadership, the DC Rape Crisis Center received the 2019 and 2020 Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal, 2019 and 2020 Best of Washington Award to include induction into the Business Hall of Fame, as well as the 2019 Agency of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers.
Spanning over 20 years of dedicated service in the violence against women’s movement, Ms. Henard’ s experience exemplifies her expertise in non-profit management, organizational development, crisis management, education, training, fundraising and public policy. She has worked nationally and internationally in helping organizations build capacity to respond to the needs of sexual violence. Her work has resulted in opening the first rape crisis center in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as working with a coalition of international NGOs in developing a mobile app to aid refugee workers who are working with sexual assault victims.