Welcome, Deni Henson!
Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on September 8, 2021
STAIR-Annapolis is pleased to announce the addition of Deni Henson to our Board of Directors.
As an engaged community advocate in the greater Annapolis area, Deni comes to STAIR with a desire to impact the lives of local students. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Charles W. “Hoppy” Adams Jr. Foundation, an organization dedicated to implementing and establishing programs that support educational, social, emotional, recreational, and faith-based growth for youth and adults living in Annapolis and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area. Deni also serves as the current President of the historic Peerless Rens Club, a social organization that has been creating community in Eastport since 1948.
A mother of two and a former foster mom of 16, Deni believes that a well-developed love of reading can take you many places. She worked hard to teach her own children the importance of reading and now hopes to pass that along to a new generation through her work with STAIR-Annapolis.
“My favorite people are children, and anything I can do to help a child is where my passion lies,” Deni explains.
A native Annapolitan, Deni earned her BFA in Technical Theatre from Howard University and worked in radio and television for many years. She is also a screenwriter, a documentary filmmaker, and in 2016 was honored as a recipient of the Fannie Lou Hamer Award by the City of Annapolis.
In her spare time, Deni enjoys reading, writing, travel, and is an avid doll collector.
We’re so fortunate to have the benefit of Deni’s community-building expertise and are excited about the value she’ll bring to the STAIR-Annapolis Board!