WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Jasmine Henry

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2021 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member JASMINE HENRY.

      Jasmine Henry

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Title: Family self-sufficiency coordinator

Company: Wilmington Housing Authority

How long have you been with your current employer? Since October 2020

Alma Mater: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Prior career experience:

  • Community health education programs manager, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle 
  • Health/nutrition specialist, Guilford Child Development 
  • Nutrition educator, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC 

Current job responsibilities: Coordinate the selection of potential FSS candidates; conduct intake interviews with FSS participants; conduct an assessment of individual FSS participants in areas such as educational and  training needs, job experience, personal and career goals, motivation, child care, transportation needs, parenting, health services, business ownership, and homeownership; collaborate with local businesses and educational institutions, social service agencies and government institutions to learn of opportunities for program participants; provide on-going support group meetings as well as individual case management meetings; provide active advocacy and support services to participants while enrolled in  the program.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, and exploring restaurants – which I often share experiences of via my Instagram blog! 

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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