Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, media, communications, and training fields for over 30 years. He has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes an array of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.
While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops and other services.
Growing up in Los Angeles, I became interested in journalism in high school. Fortunately, while in college, I was able to work for the Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and other publications as a freelance writer. I mostly covered the music industry, wrote general features, and recorded interviews for syndicated radio programs. Through those jobs, I made valuable connections that enabled me to be hired for public relations work as an independent contractor for music industry companies. In this capacity, I wrote and created media kits for record companies and publicized music business seminars and concerts.
After leaving Los Angeles in 1988, I worked at the University of Washington for six years in University Relations, managing the UW Speakers Bureau. In 1994, I was hired to create and manage the City of Bellevue’s Diversity Program, where I stayed until 2015. During that period, I produced trainings, and educational videos and hosted Voices of Diversity, a live radio program broadcast on KBCS-FM, 91.3 and online through the station’s website. I relished providing a platform for often unheard and diverse voices. In a similar medium, I enjoyed producing public forums and facilitating panel discussions at conferences and community events. Voiceover work at local radio and television stations in Seattle also filled my busy schedule. My passion for anything communications-related flows like the blood in my veins.
Move to Hawaii
In 2015, I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, and managed a volunteer program for Child & Family Service and was then hired as Communications Manager for the Red Cross of Hawaii, where I handled media relations.
I relocated to Seattle in 2020 and coordinated diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs (DEIB) for Sound Mental Health. Today, my work focuses on DEIB, mental health and social issues, and human resources topics. My community work is also strongly connected to addressing homelessness, and trafficking, and assisting marginalized communities in various ways. My commitment to these causes is partly fueled by lived experience and witnessing the role equity, justice, inclusion, and good mental health play in a person’s quality of life.
My hobbies include enjoying an eclectic range of music, theater, films and making online purchases.