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YWCA Names Dr. Myra Henry as President & CEO

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November 9, 2020 Rochester, NY

Dr. Myra P. Henry Named President and CEO

YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County announces Dr. Myra P. Henry will join the agency as President and CEO on December 1, 2020.

Henry is a Rochester-based organizational leader with over twenty years of management experience and a proven advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion.  As a values-based leader, Henry most recently served as Deputy Dean for Organizational Development and Inclusivity for the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester.  She was also an executive member of the University’s Diversity and Equity Committee.  Henry served as a Strategy Team Member and Facilitator for the Monroe County Transformation of Police and Community team.  Henry has extensive non-profit board experience and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Catholic Charities Community Services of Rochester.

Henry earned an Ed.D. in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College and also holds a Master of Science in Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, both from Keuka College.

“We are indebted to outgoing YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County President and CEO Angela Panzarella, who has spent the past several years establishing a strong foundation for the agency’s future. Her oversight and management have ensured YWCA will continue to be a critical and relevant resource in our community.” states Liz Vega, YWCA Board Chair.

When Panzarella retires at the end of November, Henry will begin her tenure as leader for the organization.  Henry will work closely with the board of directors, staff and community partners to develop and implement a new strategic plan for the future of the agency.

Cindy Langston, Chair of the YWCA CEO Search Committee and YWCA Board Vice-Chair shares, “We could not be more pleased that Dr. Henry has accepted the role of President and CEO.  We are excited to welcome her as a transformational leader and agent for change.  We are looking forward to the great things that she will accomplish at the helm of YWCA.”