Dominica Henderson Appointed to MTA Board of Directors

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Monday, October 2, 2023

A portrait photograph of SFMTA Board of Directors member Dominica Henderson.

The SFMTA is thrilled to welcome Dominica Henderson to its Board of Directors. Director Henderson is a longtime public servant who has worked to improve housing policy in the Bayview community and create affordable housing opportunities for those in need. She was appointed in July and sworn in on September 26, 2023.  

A lifelong San Franciscan and resident of the Bayview neighborhood, Director Henderson’s goal as a member of the board is to advance a safe and equitable transportation network for all districts and communities in the city. She also shares a surprising connection with the agency, as her grandfather was a Muni and cable car operator for close to 25 years. Henderson considers both her lived experience and 20-year career in housing policy as key attributes in advocating for public transit initiatives and for developing safe, welcoming and sustainable communities.  

Director Henderson is the Chief Social Impact Officer for the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) and oversees a staff that provides housing subsidies and resident services to 17,000 households. She is also responsible for OHA’s policy planning and government relations outreach. She previously served OHA as Director of Planning, Implementation and Compliance, ensuring that the Housing Authority adhered to all federal, state and local regulations. Henderson is also a former member of the Bayview Citizen’s Advisory Committee, where she advised on neighborhood planning and land use matters. She brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles, housing policy and community engagement to her position as an SFMTA board member.  

SFMTA Board of Directors    

The SFMTA is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The SFMTA Board of Directors provides policy oversight in accordance with the San Francisco Charter and the Transit-First Policy and serves as members of the San Francisco Parking Authority. The SFMTA Board of Directors generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to everyone and are streamed live through SFGovTV. Additional information such as agendas, resolutions and legislation passed by the Board can be accessed at SFMTA Board page (