Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina welcomes Paula Henderson of Raleigh to its 2016/2017 statewide board of directors. Henderson joins a team of 14 volunteer leaders dedicated to ensuring all North Carolina children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships.
“Paula’s personal and professional passion for child well-being and knowledge of analytics to find effective solutions to community problems makes her a great addition to our leadership team,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC president and CEO.
“With a deep-rooted connection to child well-being through her personal philanthropic experiences and her current professional role, Paula will support our efforts to make wise investments in evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies proven to prevent child abuse and neglect before they occur.”
Henderson is the Vice President of the SAS State and Local Government practice where her team focuses their efforts on ways in which state and local governments may utilize analytics to address problems, such as child maltreatment. Henderson earned a master’s degree in business administration from Meredith College as well as a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University. She was raised on a farm in Wilson County where her family served their community through their local church. Over the course of her childhood and teen years, Henderson’s family supported children at the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home through their church. For the past several years, Henderson has supported a program for the youth at the Methodist Home for Children in North Hills. She resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband and five children.
Henderson will serve a three-year term on the PCANC board.