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Vanessa Henderson, PHR, EA

Assistant of Development


Vanessa Henderson, PHR, EA, joined TFAS in 2013 as part of the acquisition of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program and is now serving as the assistant of development. Prior to joining TFAS, Vanessa worked for the fellowship’s founding organization, The Phillips Foundation/Phillips International. At the foundation, she worked in a variety of roles, including subscription fulfillment and human resources management. She earned her Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) in 1996.

Vanessa lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is the proud mother of two children, Kelly and Brian, who are both currently working in the Montgomery County Public School System.

Vanessa enjoys working at TFAS because she believes in the mission and really loves the variety of work and the friendly, busy environment.