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Henry Love

Leaders USA 2023


Developmental Psychologist and Vice President of Policy and Planning, Women in Need Inc


New York



Dr. Henry Love is a developmental psychologist and vice president of policy and planning at Women in Need (WIN) Inc. Dr. Love holds a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. in Psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He has over ten years of experience in policy work in the public and social sectors. His technical expertise and research interest span various anti-poverty programs and policies, including addressing implicit racial bias, affordable housing, child and youth homelessness prevention, guaranteed income, and childhood adversity. Dr. Love has worked closely with Mayors for Guaranteed Income, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HOMEworks/Trinity Wall Street to design, implement, and evaluate innovative guaranteed income-based interventions. His experiences as a survivor of intimate partner violence and growing up as an African American youth in Detroit—navigating the extreme levels of systemic racial inequity—ignited his passion for racial equity and poverty reduction.