Shalondra E. Henry serves Moving in the Spirit as Executive Director. In her previous role as Director of Strategy & Expansion, she oversaw closing out the $8.4 million dollar capital campaign of Moving in the Spirit’s performing arts center. She supports oversight of the strategic direction of the non-profit through fundraising and organizational management.
Shalondra has 25 years combined experience working in philanthropy, nonprofit management, entertainment, and wellness. At an early age, she realized that she had two passions: helping others and creative self-expression. Over the course of her career these desires have manifested themselves in various ways. She enjoys using her creative gifts curating experiences of growth, win-win connectivity and strategic planning.
Shalondra began her long history with Moving in the Spirit as a volunteer serving as a mentor and funder. After working in the television and film industry in Los Angeles, Shalondra returned to Atlanta and soon after joined Moving in the Spirit as Director of Strategy & Expansion in 2018. Her career includes leadership of Hands On Atlanta’s (HOA) AmeriCorps program building and developing goals shared among students, families, the Atlanta Public School system and corporations as a Team Leader and Associate Program Director. Her work at HOA included running an afterschool program, overseeing human resources, federal and organizational budget management and developing processes and procedures to improve workflows. Upon leaving HOA, Shalondra went on to work as a Program Officer for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, managing a dynamic portfolio of arts & culture as well as athletics & fitness grantmaking. Beyond her grantmaking at The Blank Foundation, Shalondra was tapped to lead several special projects including the integration of the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation into the Blank Family group of philanthropies.
Shalondra is a dynamic and compassionate leader who believes in the boundless capacity of children and adults to shine and thrive.