Coordinator of the Month: Brenaisha Henry | August 2020
Name: Brenaisha Henry
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College Attended / Graduating Class / Major: SUNY Oswego/May 2018/ Wellness Management
HealthCorps Placement / City / State: WIN Residence – Brooklyn, NY
Fun Fact About Me: I LOVE cats, every time I see a cat I have to feed them.
Question #1: Why did you choose to work with HealthCorps?
I wanted to make a difference for those who need it.
Question #2: What role do you play in your site(s) beyond “HealthCorps Coordinator”?
I am the morning greeter, motivational speaker, reminder, and so much more.
Question #3: What have you learned during your placement so far? What has surprised you most?
Something I have learned during my placement so far is to take my time, connections are made when I am myself, being a helping extra hand for staff when their hands are full has helped me in more ways than one. What has surprised me the most is how easy support comes when others see your vision.
Question #4: What advice would you give to teachers / parents / communities, etc. who are looking to create more programming focused on healthy living for their students / residents?
Advice I would you give to those who are looking to create more programming focused on healthy living for their students / residents is to truly interact their community as they are, don’t judge, just ask questions and be mindful of any biases or privileges you may have, listen more than you speak.
Question #5: What advice do you have for future Coordinators or anyone looking to join health-related fields? Being overwhelmed at first is just the beginning, it’s normal.
Question #6: What do you plan to pursue after your placement, and how is your time with HealthCorps helping you achieve that goal?
At this point I am still learning more about myself; I am learning day by day what my next steps will be.