Joni L. Henderson is Chief Partnerships Officer for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation, a group working to grow participation in Alzheimer’s clinical research and create an integrated global clinical trial network to reduce the time, cost and risk of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, a critical factor in the pacing of efforts to speed an effective treatment method. In this role, Henderson creates strategic donor outreach programs and partnership opportunities involving corporations, foundations, community groups and individual donors.
Henderson most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications. In this role, she was responsible for developing K-12 education initiatives on topics such as STEM engagement, online safety, cancer awareness, and overall youth engagement in partnership with corporations, foundations, nonprofits and trade associations.
Henderson’s previous roles include Vice President at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Director of Capital Region Advancement and Corporate Relations at the Smithsonian, and a variety of positions at Meridian International Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
She currently serves as a member of the board member of Britepaths, a nonprofit serving the working poor in Northern Virginia. Henderson has a Master of Science degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Redlands. She currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and two daughters.