Rain Henderson is the Deputy Director of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative at the William J. Clinton Foundation. In her role, Rain builds relationships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to advance the mission of improving the health and well-being of all United States citizens with meaningful and scalable solutions. This includes developing innovative industry agreements with coalitions of corporate and non-governmental leaders to accelerate the reduction of healthcare costs and preventable disease outcomes. She works with business and industry leaders to understand the market structures as well as capabilities and limitations of companies in vertical markets to contribute to the health and well-being of all citizens.
Previously serving as the Senior Vice President of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, Rain was instrumental in helping to build the organization from a blueprint to an award-winning non-profit with a presence in 50 states and a positive impact on the lives of over six million children. She ensured the maintenance and momentum of program development and integration; the management of strategic partnerships with non-governmental organizations and Fortune 500 companies; and the enhancement of organizational systems toward consistently building and demonstrating the Alliance’s impact on childhood obesity prevention.
Rain has a rich background in strategic planning, policy analysis, and program management across public health, education, environmental and political arenas. She has advised many key decision makers -elected officials, international dignitaries and major multi-nationals - on a deep range of issues to advance systems change aimed at improving the lives of families. Rain holds a M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University.