Covenant House International and Covenant House Washington Board of Directors recently appointed Dr. Madye G. Henson as the new President and CEO of Covenant House Washington and the Greater D.C. Region.

“Madye has dedicated her professional life to improving educational opportunities for our children and promoting effective volunteerism and community service in the Washington D.C. area,” Covenant House President Kevin Ryan said in a statement. “She brings passion, expertise, and compassion that will help us better serve more homeless youth.

As President and CEO of Covenant House Washington and the Greater D.C. Region, Dr. Henson will work to heighten regional and national awareness; create strategic partnerships; strengthen and expand services and programming; and continue to make Covenant House Washington a lifeline to quality resources for more than 30,000 young people within the Greater Washington Region.

“I am thrilled to be a part of an incredible organization like Covenant House that provides needed educational, housing, and support services to our most fragile young people, those that are homeless, runaways, and disconnected in our region,” Dr. Henson said in a statement.

Most recently, Dr. Henson served as the Deputy Superintendent for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) where she was instrumental in the district’s success in launching an innovative satellite high school, community engagement, and vital student support services. Prior to this, Dr. Henson served as the President and CEO of HandsOn Greater DC Cares (HGDCC), leading the way in the mobilization of volunteerism and community service impact across the Greater DC Region. Dr. Henson also served as the Vice President of Community Impact Development with United Way Worldwide.

Dr. Henson earned a doctorate of management and a masters of business administration from Webster University. Her undergraduate bachelor of science in business is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.