Links for Life
Nov 29, 2023 6:45 AM
Jennifer Henry
Links for Life

Jennifer Henry has been the Executive Director for Links for Life in Bakersfield, California since 2005. It was then that Sharyn Woods, founder of Links for Life, was looking to retire. But she wanted to ensure that the organization was in good hands. That’s when she approached Henry and asked her to manage the day-to-day operations of the non-profit as Executive Director.

Under Henry’s leadership, Links for Life has led fundraising efforts that have resulted in the organization being able to invest more than $10 million for the women, men, and families facing breast cancer throughout the Kern County community.  As the only breast cancer non-profit in Kern County, 100% of the proceeds stay local. 

Prior to serving the role of Executive Director at Links for Life, Henry served as the community services manager at the American Cancer Society.  Her passion for serving the community was evident in the Daffodil Days, which was the top fundraiser in the Central Valley Region for more than five years.  Henry currently serves on the Kern County Cancer Foundation Board of Directors and the Kern Alliance of Nonprofits Executive Board.

Henry graduated with her Bachelors of Art in Marketing from the American College of the Applied Arts in 1993. The joy of her life is her family.  She and her husband Matt have two children.

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