Technical Director and Cluster Lead for Leadership, Management, and Governance
Kate Henderson has more than 15 years of experience in global health and systems practice. She is an expert in collaborative design, group dynamics, and leading effective systems change. As a master facilitator of MSH’s performance improvement approaches, Henderson has facilitated and trained local partners to facilitate stakeholder alignment meetings, policy dialogues, co-creation processes, leadership development programs, and organizational improvement and strategic planning exercises for health and human rights professionals, civil society and private-sector organizations, and government institutions in more than 20 countries and provided virtual coaching to teams in more than 50 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.
From 2011 to 2017, she led the USAID-funded Leadership, Management & Governance Project’s portfolio of activities that strengthened the leadership capacity, management systems, and sustainability of partners providing services for especially vulnerable groups. She has contributed to many technical resources, including Leading and Managing for Results in Pandemics, Leading@MSH, Leadership Development Program Plus, Leading and Managing for Rights-based Family Planning High Impact Practice Brief, WHO’s Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services, and CDC’s Presence of Leadership and Management in Global Health Programs: Compendium of Case Studies.
Before joining MSH, Henderson worked with the health systems strengthening team in USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS through the Global Health Fellows Program, the Center for Global Health at George Washington University, Women for Women International, and as a Community Health Mobilization Officer for an HIV/AIDS program in Ethiopia.