Veronica Henry is the Manager of Community Impact & Grants for United Way of Frederick County (UWFC). She manages UWFC’s community impact and advocacy efforts, including the ALICE Report, Prosperity Center programs, and volunteer engagement, as well as the grants that UWFC gives and gets. She is dedicated to helping more Frederick County community members lead healthy lives, achieve their full potential through education, and become financially stable and independent.
Veronica is a talented community impact professional who has served in Frederick's nonprofit, public, and government sectors. Her experience, empathy, and commitment to supporting others' success make her well suited for the Manager of Community Impact & Grants role. Prior to joining the UWFC team, she served as the Homeownership Program and Family Self-Sufficiency Program Manager for the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF). In that role, she collaborated with UWFC and even referred a number of her clients to Prosperity Center programs. Previously she was the HACF's Resource and Community Impact Manager, managing a family support services program model for Housing Choice Voucher Families. Prior to joining HACF, she served as a Legislative Chief of Staff for both Delegate Sue Hecht and Senator Ron Young. Earlier in her career, she spent several years working for FCPS as an instructional assistant supporting children with special needs.
Her volunteer experience includes serving as the Board Chair of the Interfaith Housing Alliance, a community mediator for the Carroll County Community Mediation Center, an Advisory Board Member and Mentor for Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc., and a firefighter for the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Department.
She earned a UMBC undergraduate degree in psychology and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, both with honors, and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2016. She served as a legal intern for Heartly House and as a judicial intern for the Honorable G. Edward Dwyer, Frederick County Circuit Court.
Veronica grew up in Walkersville and later purchased her home there through the USDA Rural Development Program, investing 120 hours of sweat equity at the time of purchase. She enjoys sharing her home with her two children and their two adopted cats. With her son's experience on the autism spectrum and her daughter's experience with Type 1 Diabetes, Veronica is especially proud of how they conquer life each day.