Allison Henry

Leveraging Social Work Leadership to Impact Health Promotion in Senior Citizens

Allison J. Henry is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Supervisor, and Professor. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and her master’s degree from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She is a doctoral candidate for University of Kentucky and plans to graduate in May 2023. Mrs. Henry’s career as a social worker has spanned almost 20 years. She has held her advanced license since 2010.

Mrs. Henry has been employed with Veteran’s Affairs for over ten years. She is the Social Work Supervisor of Home Based Primary Care in the Community Care Program of Social Services. She contributes to patient care by collaborating with interprofessional teams to secure life-affirming services for vulnerable populations. Additionally, Mrs. Henry facilitates using services based on the needs of patients, families, and communities.

Mrs. Henry contributes to the profession of Social Work with integrity and commitment to increasing the knowledge base and awareness of available services. She is an adjunct professor for three universities in their master’s programs. Additionally, she continues to see the value in lifelong learning and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky.

Mrs. Henry provides excellent communication, problem-solving skills, and accountability to ensure results are achieved. Mrs. Henry has a passion for the senior citizen population and has made it her life’s work to seek improvement in their care. Her Capstone focus is “Leveraging Social Work Leadership to Impact Health Promotions in Senior Citizens.” She hopes that providing strong leadership within coalitions will improve outcomes for the growing senior citizen population.