Michelle Henry is the East Region Executive for Community Engagement in the Office of Corporate Responsibility at JPMorgan Chase. In this role, Michelle leads a team that builds enduring, authentic relationships with key stakeholders to support the firm’s long-term success and drive positive, lasting community-centered impact.
Previously, Michelle held roles in Global Philanthropy – first managing a national portfolio of workforce investments; and then transitioning to a position where she engaged nonprofits involved in advocacy, thought leadership and service to support underserved communities. She also built out local and national capacity building efforts.
Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was Vice President of Workforce Services at MAXIMUS, a global government services contractor. Additionally, she led an innovative, national benefits access initiative at an economic development nonprofit and worked to strengthen the capacity of community based organizations to provide strong workforce and asset building programming. Michelle has also held management positions at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, an alternative to incarceration program which provides youth and adult services in NYC’s criminal and family courts.
Michelle served as a board member for over ten years at the Center for Community Alternatives, a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. She also recently served on the board of directors for Nonprofit New York, a membership organization which strengthens and unites New York’s nonprofits through a range of training, policy and program initiatives. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she was a Benjamin Banneker Scholar; then she went on to earn an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, where she was a Public Service Scholar. She is a Coro alum, having completed Leadership New York, and she earned the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Banking, Finance and Insurance from City and State New York.