Dominica Henderson

Portrait of Board Director Dominica Henderson

Dominica Henderson was appointed to the SFMTA Board in July 2023. She is the Chief Social Impact Officer for the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA), overseeing a staff that provides housing subsidies and resident services to 17,000 households. Ms. Henderson 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. A lifelong San Franciscan and resident of the Bayview neighborhood, Ms. Henderson considers both her lived experience and career as a houser as key attributes in advocating for public transit initiatives and for developing safe, equitable, and sustainable communities. She is a former member of the Bayview Citizen’s Advisory Committee, where she advised on neighborhood planning and land use matters. Ms. Henderson brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles, housing policy and community engagement to her position as an SFMTA board member.