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POWAB Honor's
Dr. Kimberly Henderson, PHD
DC Department of Health Director of Communications
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Kimberly M. Henderson, PhD, has over 20 years of professional communications experience in the areas of strategic, health, public health and risk/crisis communications. In June 2019, she became the Director of the Office of Communications and Community Relations (OCCR) within the District of Columbia’s Department of Health (DC Health). In this position, she serves as the spokesperson for DC Health and is responsible for day-to-day communication operations and developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy with short-and long-term goals. During the COVID-19 pandemic she played a pivotal role by developing and implementing communication and outreach strategies that ensured all District residents were kept abreast of resources and services available in the city as well as what steps to take to remain vigilant and safe. Based on her work during the COVID response, she is nationally recognized as a leader in risk communications, misinformation and building public trust through public health communication and outreach. Dr. Henderson has had multiple speaking engagements where she outlines the communication strategy for the District and how her team focused on combatting misinformation. In May 2022, Dr. Henderson and her team developed the communications strategy and successfully led the District’s communication efforts for the Mpox public health occurrence.  
During the February 2023 Board Meeting, she was officially installed as the Vice President of the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). She has served on the board and represented District Government for 3 years. As a member of the board, she has been able to work collaboratively with colleagues across the country to improve public health information and identify resources needed for communicators in the post-COVID communication landscape. 
Prior to joining DC Health, she served nine years as a Sr. Strategic Communications Specialist with Booz Allen Hamilton, where she directly supported federal clients with planning, implementation and evaluation of communication and outreach efforts for health, well-being, and employment initiatives. She also led several efforts on behalf of both civil and military health clients to reach a variety of stakeholders, including healthcare providers, policy makers, beneficiaries, service members, veterans and the general public.
She has also used her communications, health disparities, and public health knowledge, experiences, and skills in the classroom. She has served as an Associate Professor for the Master of Public Health Program and Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Communication Program and Department of Family and Community Medicine at Howard University; an Instructor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University; and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University.
Dr. Henderson received her B.A. in Mass Communications from Dillard University, M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and Ph.D. in Mass Communications with a Health Communication focus from Howard University.

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The SPIRIT Newsletter 2023
POWAB The SPIRIT Newsletter Editor, Bernadette Bailey

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Rev. Dana "Salia" Mitchell
POWAB Spotlights Our Government
and Community Co-Chairs 2023
Evangelist Regina Jefferson
Government Co-Chair, Co-Lead, "SPEAK On It" Podcast, Co- Lead, Community Health and Wellness Fair, Co-Lead, Funding and Community Partnership, Public Health Analyst, Coordinator, Faith Initiative, DC Health - Email
 Dr. Rev. E. Gail Anderson Holness
Government Co-Chair, Director, Faith Based Outreach, District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health - Email
Rev. Darryl! Moch
Community Co-Chair, Producer, "SPEAK on it" Podcast, POWAB Fiduciary Business partner, Community Day Health and Wellness Fair Entertainment coordinator, Senior Associate Minister, Inner Light Ministries UCC, Dean, Communities Practice, Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ - Email

Henry D. Fuller, MURP
Community Co-Chair,
Client Relations Executive,
Capital Caring Health and
Founder/CEO of CUGASP, Inc.

Deontrinese Henderson
Community Co-Chair,
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
POWAB Celebrating 15 years of "Heart" Work to Promote Health and Wellness!