Henry A.J. Ramos is a senior editor and project consultant at Arte Público Press, based at the University of Houston. He is a past executive director of Equal Voice Action (EVA), a national family-led membership organization focused on reducing social and economic inequality for poor and low-income families in the United States.
Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. The Insight Center helps people and communities achieve and sustain economic security through research, technical assistance, and policy advocacy efforts. Henry has served on the program staffs of the Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Levi Strauss Foundation. From 2007-2010, he was director and lead consultant of the Diversity in Philanthropy Project, an initiative of leading U.S. private foundation presidents and trustees to promote philanthropic effectiveness through increased inclusion of multicultural talent in foundation appointments, investments, and contracting.
Henry currently serves on various important governing and advisory boards, including those of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Women’s Foundation of California, the McCune Foundation Grants Review Committee, and the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. He is also a past member of important regional and national boards, including the statewide Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges system and, respectively, the boards of directors of the Romare Bearden Foundation and Advancing Justice for Asian Americans (formerly the National Asian Pacific American Legal Center).
Henry, a California native, received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MPA from Harvard University, and a JD from UC Berkeley Law School.