Reverend Wanda Henry-Jenkins has worked in healthcare for more than forty-five years as a nurse, chaplain, and bereavement/volunteer manager. For her groundbreaking work with families of sudden death and homicide, she was awarded the Miss Clairol Take Charge Award, the National Association of Social Worker’s Public Citizen Award, the National Council of Negro Women’s Tribute to Black Women Community Leaders, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Black Health Conference Nursing Award.
Reverend Wanda is the author of Just Us: Overcoming and Understanding Homicidal Loss and Grief, and Hard Work: A Guided Journal for Survivors of Murder Victims. She writes workbooks for individuals coping with death and loss. Wanda is featured in several videos: At Death’s Door, Beyond Death’s Door, and Children Grieve Too. She was a panelist on the Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference on Diversity and End of Life.
Reverend Wanda has been married to her sweetheart, Reverend Samuel L. Jenkins, Jr., for thirty-five years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.