Dr. Angela Henderson is a Social Solutionist, known for her ability to accomplish complex tasks under high-pressure conditions. She has dedicated her life to advocating for social and environmental justice and protecting the human rights of individuals, children, and families. Her commitment to public service blossomed as a teenager with her participation in Peer Helping programs. This passion for public service led Dr. Henderson into a thriving career in social service, where she has held various roles ranging from casework to advocate. Currently, Dr. Henderson is the CEO of Asher Services, where she provides innovative political analysis and research services and solutions. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of the District of Columbia.
In 2012, Dr. Henderson established the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), along with Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr. and former Congressman Edolphus Towns. Dr. Henderson participated in a call to action with the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2016 to discuss the leadership of the Social Work Community in preserving the Affordable Care Act. In 2018, Dr. Henderson was appointed to serve on the Virginia Board of Conservation and Recreation, further reiterating her commitment to environmental justice. Dr. Henderson has an extreme passion for educating youth and has mentored countless students in their pursuit as life-long learners and leaders. Dr. Henderson often credits her community for her achievements, stating that there is always “mentoring in the village.” She earned a BSW from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and an MSW and Ph.D. at Howard University.