Roger Henderson, with a decade of experience writing and managing federal, state, and local grants has been selected to lead the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, a nonprofit that shelters and offers a second chance at life to injured, neglected, and abused animals.
Amy Howell, Interim Executive Director for HSMSC, says “Roger brings a lot to the table in terms of operational experience and energy. He is going to be an asset given his ability to relate up and down to our organizational structure, as well as with our external supporters and donors. He just seems to fit in with what we want to accomplish.” Henderson says, “For many of us, our animal companions are our closest family members. However, there are those who don’t treat these companions well. Sometimes this is typified as abuse and neglect that leads to injury. Our job is to provide healing and help create a second chance.”
Henderson has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis, Master’s in Business Administration from Union University and several unique certificates showing an importance of continuing education. Prior to Henderson’s tenure in Shelby County Government, he worked in retail management and banking. He has volunteered his time and expertise to other nonprofits locally and internationally and said he’s ready for the challenge. Henderson will officially join the staff early January 2017.
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has worked in the Memphis community since 1933 to give injured and abused dogs and cats a second chance at life. The organization provides a safe place to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care for an average of 300 animals at a time. HSMSC staff and volunteers provide training, affection and socialization to the animals in their care to help them be adopted successfully into new and loving homes. HSMSC’s funding comes exclusively from private donations. For more information, visit www.memphishumane.org, call 901- 937-3900 or visit the facility at 935 Farm Road.