October 21, 2021
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Chairman Mendelson:
In accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law
2-142; D.C. Official Code 1-523.01), and pursuant to sections 1072 and 1073 of the Commission
on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2014, effective February 26, 2015 (D.C. Law
20-155; D.C. Official Code 3-731 and 3-32), I am pleased to nominate the following person:
Dr. Tamara A. Henry
First Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(Ward 5)
for reappointment as a member of the Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys, for a term to end
September 19, 2024.
Enclosed you will find biographical information detailing the experience of Dr. Henry, together
with a proposed resolution to assist the Council during the confirmation process.
I would appreciate the Councils earliest consideration of these nominations for confirmation.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, or Steven Walker, Director, Mayor's Office ofTalent and
Appointments, should the Council require additional information.
Murfel Bovkger
at the request of the Mayor
To confirm the reappointment ofDr. Tamara A. Henry to the Commission on Fathers, Men,
and Boys.
resolution may be cited as the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Dr. Tamara A.
Henry Confirmation Resolution of 2021.
Sec. 2. The Councilofthe District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:
Dr. Tamara A. Henry
First Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(Ward 5)
as a member of the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys, pursuant to sections 1072 and
1073 of the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of2014, effective
30 February 26, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-155; D.C. Official Code 3-731 and 3-732), for a term
31 ending September 19, 2024.
32 Sec. 3. The Councilofthe District of Columbia shall transmit a copyofthis
33 resolution, upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
34 Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Tamara A. Henry, Ed.D.
Public Health Professional
Program Management Training and Staff Development Evaluator
Public health professional and educator with over 20 years ofcumulative experience in federal, state and
local government
Extensive knowledge monitoring and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs both foreign and domestic
Expertise in conducting community based participatory research as it relates to adolescents and
underserved racial and ethnic groups
Skilled in facilitationof evidence based programs
Knowledgeable about program design and implementation
Excellent team player with demonstrated experience of working diplomatically and collaboratively with
all levelsof staff to ensure successful implementationofprojects
Solid background in grant management as it pertains to timelines, budgets, and deliverables
Solid background in performance improvement measures and quality assurance in public health
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, work independently and execute complex projects
Key research interest includes high risk behaviors, health disparities, diversity in public health, access to
quality care, and chronic diseases in vulnerable populations
Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University 2007- present
Washington, D.C.
Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health
Coordinates practicum and culminating experience for 40 MPH/Health Promotion graduate students
Serves on the Undergraduate Public Health Admissions Committee
Mentors students through careers advising, mock interviews and resume review and preparation
Teaches the following courses:
Introduction to Public Health (undergraduate level)
Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion (undergraduate level)
Human Sexuality (undergraduate level)
Preventing Health Disparities (graduate level)
Social and Behavioral Approaches to Health (graduate level)
District of Columbia-Department of Health (DOH) 2007-2010
Washington, D.C.
Special Projects Director, Office of the Director
Coordinated all aspectsofthe Internship/Fellowship Program for the DC DOH
Collaborated with academic institutions across the country to recruit and retain competitive candidates
Convened interactive trainings and workshops for students/fellows
Collaborated with each administration's management on implementing their unique performance plan
among employees
Developed key performance indicators for TRACK DC web module
Monitored and evaluated key performance measures quarterly for the Departmental Director and the
Mayors office
Managed large scale budgets for governmental grants and supervised a staff of 10
Annually worked with administrative management to adjusVadapt performance measures to reflect
changes in staff and other programmatic areas
Coordinated and convened departmental assessment for state accreditation
Collaborated with Metropolitan Washington Council ofGovernments, AssociationofState and Territorial
Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials as well as several other
organizations regarding District health status
Developed and implemented community wellness events for the District of Columbia-Department of
Health (DOH)
Department of Health and Senior Services 2005-2007
Trenton, New Jersey
Research Scientist, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
Provided technical assistance for OMMH executive director as needed
Assisted in survey development in conjunction with Rutgers University Center for State Policy
Monitored and evaluated outcomes of community wellness programs for Federally Qualified Health
Centers and other grantees
* Collaborated with stakeholders to assess quality and access within Title V programs
* Conducted several focus groups for WIC populations in Newark and Trenton, NJ
* Provided health education sessions to over 500 pregnant teenagers during my tenure
+ Ensured data integrity, quality control and protocol compliance through comparison and analysis
* Composed white papers addressing minority and multicultural health issues and concerns
* Co-authored the New Jersey Health Disparities Plan
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2005
Newark, New Jersey
Research Analyst
* Implemented Department of Defense grant regarding spirituality and breast cancer in 275 African
American women
+ Recruited 350 women from community and faith based organizations including churches
* Conducted 10 focus groups as well as Train the Trainer programs among 15 breast cancer survivors
* Organized, monitored and verified interviews
* Collected and evaluated ongoing socio-demographic data
* Acted as a liaison between faith-based organization/churches, community outreach programs and
University Hospital
Facilitated ongoing meetings betweenstaffand clinicians on the progress of the study.
* Outcomes included themes of God being the source of their strength to deal with breast cancer and
support from friends and family was essential for survival.
Offfice of Minority Health Resource Center 2016-present
Landover, MD
Lead Consultant, Higher Education Technical Assistance Program (HETAP)
Recruit, engage, and manage an Advisory Committee comprised of 12 15 faculty members from MSIs.
from around the country
Coordinate with OMRHCs Capacity Building staff to convene the participation of appropriate federal
partners at workshops and leadership trainings throughout the country
Design and implement the University Vision Design Capacity (UVDC) pilot trainings inclusive of
confirming venues, and working with staffto promote the workshops
Develop and appraise assessment tools to evaluate HETAP technical assistance sessions and presentations
Coordinate semi-annual meetings with the White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence in
conjunction with OMHRC staff
Draft Annual HETAP Report
District of Columbia-Department of Corrections 2015-present
Washington, DC
Health Education Consultant
Create an HIV/substance abuse curriculum for male and female inmates in the Residential Substance
Abuse Treatment facility
* Facilitate health education sessions among inmates
* Administer pre/post-test with analysis for reporting
District of Columbia 2012- present
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Washington, D.C.
Consultant, Wellness and Nutrition Division
* Assisted OSSE with review of health education curriculum for District of Columbia Public Schools
* Convened working groups who are experts in subject matters related to healthy school initiatives
* Supervised interns and volunteers on youth advisory council
National Medical Association 2015-2016
Silver Spring, MD
Project Coordinator, CDC PACT Initiative
* Coordinate Centers for Disease Control PACT Initiative among partners
* Coordinate HIV PrEP training sessions among NMA physicians
* Convene and moderate HIV panel for National Annual Scientific Conference
District of Columbia 2014
Department of Health
Washington, D.C.
Consultant, Community Health Administration (CHA)
Closely worked with the CHA project officer to devise work plan goals, and objectives for the needs
Developed questionnaires for multiple populations for the DC Title V needs assessment
* Conducted 8 focus groups and 33 key informant interviews
* Disseminated and analyzed survey monkey data from 136 respondents (63 parents; 73 providers)
* Determined the publics health priorities over the next 5 year period
+ Engaged stakeholders in the District about Title V priorities
* Completed the needs assessment in a final work product for the Community Health Administration
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. 2012-2013
Washington, D.C.
Consultant, Spirit of Healthy Living (SOHL) Program
Educated faith based congregations in Queens, NY and Columbia, SC about obesity and diabetes
Increased awareness of the risk-reduction benefits ofhealthy cating and regular physical activity
Encouraged use of local health/wellness resources to prevent and manage diabetes related conditions
Trained 100 constituents in an online health counseling program sponsored by Johnson &Johnson
Convened a SOHL program for each congregation that encompasses a wide rangeofwellness activities
including a health fair
National Council of Negro Women, Inc. 2010-2013
Washington, D.C.
Consultant, OWH- Young Womens HIV/STD Mobilization project
Designed and implemented a curriculum (Save Ourselves Sisters) based on the theory of gender and
power for NCNW youth and collegiate sections across 10 Universities and 8 youth sections
Provided (evidence-based interventions) train the trainer opportunities for peer educators
Conducted 6 focus groups about gender dynamics
Convened regular meetings with academicians, students and the community at large
Assess knowledge and attitudes with reliable and valid HIV survey
Coordinated testing efforts around HIV awareness dates
Monitored, evaluated, and reported findings to the Office of Womens Health and the Office of Minority
Health on a quarterly basis
* Outcomes included over 1000 young women received the curriculum and 1400 people were tested for
National Ass ion for the Advancement of Colored People 2009- 2011
Washington, D.C.
Consultant, CDC-ACT against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)
* Developed and implemented an organizational action plan to integrate HIV/AIDS prevention efforts into
the organizations existing infrastructure and normal activities
* Integrated AAALI and HIV/AIDS messages into the NAACP National Meeting and among member
organizations through 27 HIV trainings and workshops
* Monitored and evaluated the successof each conference and its training components and reported to the
CDC on a quarterly basis
Howard University 2009-2010
Department of Health and Human Performance and Leisure Studies
Washington, D.C.
Project Coordinator, Substance Abuse and HIV Outreach Program (SHOP)
* Implemented the Substance abuse and mental health services administration (SAMHSA) funded Playing
It Safe HIV/AIDS curriculum for incoming freshmen
Organized HIV testing events and supervise peer to peer training
Conducted various dorm forums around HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections to
* Collected and analyzed dataforthe quarterly reports for the funding source
2012 Bowling Green State University- Third Annual Womens Empowerment Conference A Road to
a Better You Keynote address; Bowling Green, OH, February 25" , 2012.
2010 Johns Hopkins University- Seventh Annual Diversity Conference presentation Diversity in
Public Health Oral Presentation; Baltimore, MD, November 4", 2010.
2010 U.S. Conference on AIDS-National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Annual meeting
presentation NAACP-Social Justice and HIV Oral Presentation; Orlando, Florida, September
11%, 2010.
2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ACT against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)
Annual meeting presentation NAACP/AAALI-A Year in Review Oral Presentation; Atlanta,
Georgia, March 22, 2010.
2008 American Public Health Association Annual meeting presentation Getting ready for national
accreditationImplementationofthe state instrument Oral Presentation; San Diego, California,
October 28", 2008.
2015 Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Public Health- The George Washington University School
of Public Health and Health Services
2013 Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Public Health- The George Washington University School
of Public Health and Health Services
Health Resources and Services Administration Grant Review Panel
District ofColumbia Cancer Consortium Grant Review Panel
Black Infant Mortality Grant Review Panel
Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate Grant Review Panel
DoctorofEducation, Health Education and Behavior, May 2006
Concentration: Health Disparities, Adolescent Health, HIV/AIDS, STI's
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Masters of Arts, Health Education, May 2002
Concentrations: Utilizing Theoryof Reasoned Action to examine health behavior; Community Analysis and
Intervention; Womens Health
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelorof Science, Biology, December 1998
Concentrations: Biopsychosocial behavior andphysical science
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Available Upon Request
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Executive Officeof the Mayor - Office of Talent and Appointments
John A, Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20004
Dr. Tamara A. Henry
Dr. Tamara A. Henry is a Teaching Assistant Professor at the Milken
Schoolof Public Health at the George Washington University (GW).
Dr. Henry is a public health professional who comes from a diverse
background ranging from foreign and domestic consulting services,
state and local government programming, and academia. Dr. Henry
spent over a decade in state (NJ) and local government (Washington,
D.C.) providing grantees with technical assistance as well as
addressing health disparities and monitoring and evaluating health
promotion programs for underserved populations. She currently
teaches three classes: Introduction to Public Health, Principles of
Health Education and Health Promotion, and Social and Behavioral Approaches to Health:
To date, she has received two awards from GW for excellence in teaching undergraduate public
health. Additionally, Dr. Henry has had a federally-certified women-owned small business for
the past ten years. She has worked with and consulted for the local government, as well as non-
profit and for-profit organizationsincluding the District of Columbia Department of
Corrections, National Council of Negro Women, Inc., and Novartison matters related to
HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases, capacity building, education, and health communications
messaging for a wide rangeof constituents.
A Ward $ resident, Dr. Henry obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard
University and a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Education degree in Health Education and
Behavior from Teachers College at Columbia University.
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Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
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Office of the General Counsel to the Mayor
To: Ronan Gulstone, Steve Walker
From: Betsy Cavendish
Date: October 12, 2021
Subject: Legal sufficiency review of Resolutions nomi