Mission: Our mission is to create a community of Black professionals who are fulfilled and financially stable, by supporting both Black individuals and the organizations that serve them.
Vision: The Henderson Professional Mentorship Group aims to serve as the most reliable and impactful mentoring organization for Black professionals and the organizations that support them.
Dr. Krystal Henderson
Founder/ Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Krystal Henderson is the Founder/CEO of Henderson Professional Mentorship Group. Dr. Henderson experienced periodic homelessness, poor schooling, discrimination, sexism, and racism in multiple workplaces, and struggled financially post graduate school.
In fact, only months away from graduating from her Master's Program in Boston, Dr. Henderson applied for over 267 positions, determined to graduate with a position. Her lessons learned inform her mentorship today.
She is now a passionate mentor with 10+ years of experience in educational and social service organizations and she is determined to share her experiences so that others may benefit from her failures and successes.
Dr. Henderson understands the barriers Black professionals face in pursuing and achieving success; she saw, firsthand, how the Black community has been disproportionately impacted financially by the economic downturn so she founded Henderson Professional Mentorship Group to support.
Jonathan Henderson, M.A.
Chief Financial Advisor
Jonathan Henderson is a project manager, scholar-organizer, and researcher who is passionate about equity for Black communities across a broad range of academic and societal settings. Jonathan has dedicated the majority of his career to building equity initiatives in support of Black student success in higher education. Jonathan was involved in the Black Lives Matter Movement and Black Student Movements from 2014 – 2016, and was instrumental in the push for and creation of the first Black Resource Center named The Rose Black Resource Center at California State University Dominguez Hills, where he ultimately served as its inaugural Project Coordinator from 2016-2018. Currently, Jonathan Henderson serves as Regional Coordinator for Umoja Community Education Foundation. Umoja Community Education Foundation is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African-American students at 68 +community colleges in California. In his role, Jonathan works to lead the growth and support of Umoja Programs at 7- community colleges in San Diego County. Along with supporting Black student success,
Jonathan has taught courses in Sociology, Labor Studies and Black Studies in the Cal State and California Community College systems.