BiographyLori Heninger, PhD, is the CEO of LRH Advisory Group which focuses on non-profit organizational and management consulting. Dr. Heninger has decades-long experience working in and leading nonprofits in the US and internationally, and is passionate about the creation of a better world through excellence in organizational structure, planning and managing. She has created the LRH Advisory Group to share her ideas of Managing As Mission, including interactive, contextualized processes and tools, with nonprofits both in the US and internationally.
Dr. Heninger has directed organizations focused on service delivery, policy and advocacy, and has consulted with both organizations and networks on board development, strategic planning, structure and managing. Her work has taken her to many countries in Africa, Asia and South America, for partnerships with youth groups, assessments in refugee situations, advocacy and capacity development on education in emergencies and research on children in armed groups. In the US, she has worked on issues of homelessness and youth sexual and reproductive health.
Dr. Heninger received her BA in Education from Kean University, her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and her PhD in Social Welfare from New York’s City University Graduate Center. Her dissertation, titled "Conducting Qualitative Research in Countries at War, Implementation and Impact Factors in a Study of Girls in Armed Groups", focused on the ethics of research with unaccompanied children in conflict settings.
Dr. Heninger is happily married, has one child (of whom she is very proud), two dogs and two cats. She lives in New Jersey.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nonprofit management, strategic planning, organizational transition; education in emergencies; girls in armed groups.
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