Randal Henry, DrPH, MPH
Making Connections Project Leader
Dr. Randal Henry is the Making Connections Project Leader of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles. Dr. Henry has an extensive background in injury and violence prevention which, at the Master of Public Health level, included Academic Fellowships in Violence Prevention Research from the California Wellness Foundation, Violence Prevention Initiative and the UCLA Graduate Division, respectively; as well as a UCLA Graduate Division Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Child Abuse and Neglect from the UCLA Schools of Law, Nursing and Social Welfare.
Dr. Henry completed his UCLA MPH internship with the LACDPH Injury and Violence Prevention Program and the Violence Prevention Coalition. After graduation from the UCLA, Dr. Henry was hired by the LACDPH, Injury and Violence Prevention program as an epidemiology analyst. During this time, he also volunteered for the VPC. Later, Dr. Henry worked for UCLA as a Senior Public Administration Analyst/Project Director with the Community Access Project at Venice Family Clinic; offered a doctoral fellowship to study improving access to healthcare and healthcare quality for vulnerable communities; recruited by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a Principal Investigator/Evaluator and after completing his doctorate worked for the Department of Defense/Veterans Health Administration as a Senior Researcher, Principal Investigator and Implementation Research Coordinator. In each position, Dr. henry has been responsible – in part or wholly – for the identification, development, and submission of grant applications to fund the development and/or implementation of the proposed work. Over the past three years, Dr. Henry has served on the VPC Steering Committee, on the VPC Conference advisory committee (once as Chair), and as a VPC Capacity Building Consultant for the VPC’s Making Connections Project.
Dr. Henry has been married to his wife, Manal Aboelata, for 15+ years. They have resided in the Crenshaw Community of south Los Angeles with their two middle-school aged boys since 2002.
Daniel Healy received his B.S. Degree in Biology and his M.P.H. Degree in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has 20 years of experience working with and assisting community and faith-based organizations. While working at UCLA and the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles, he has provided technical assistance in program evaluation data collection and analysis to many organizations throughout Los Angeles County, helping them build capacity for assessing the effectiveness of their work. As Associate Director of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles, he coordinates the Coalition’s initiatives focused on reentry from incarceration, youth development investment and gun violence prevention. He is a Board Member of Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts (L.A.U.R.A.) and a recipient of L.A.U.R.A.’s Distinguished Service Award.