Henry Fernandez is LEAP’s Executive Director. He co-founded LEAP in 1992 and served as Executive Director from its founding year until 1997, returning to the position in 2014. Henry received a BA in Government from Harvard and is a graduate of Yale Law School. In addition to his role at LEAP, Henry has served as a community organizer and political advocate for various organizations and an Economic Development Administrator for the government of New Haven, among other things. He is entering his sixteenth year as CEO of Fernandez Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm providing a range of management, legislative and administrative advocacy, advisory and project oversight services to national client base. Henry is also an active board member of Junta for Progressive Action and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and the chair of America Voice’s board.