David Garza was appointed as Executive Director of Henry Street Settlement by the Board of Directors in February 2010 – after serving for 10 years leading its Workforce Development Center. Garza is Henry Street Settlement’s ninth Executive Director, and the latest in the agency’s 123-year history.
During his tenure as Executive Director, Garza has already implemented several key internal changes to optimize organizational effectiveness, including: the identification of resources and strategies to strengthen HR and IT functions; the creation of a forum to focus on program performance and evaluation; the realignment of the development department’s structure to streamline the institutional funder component and strengthen individual giving; deepened corporate partnerships; expanded volunteer capacity; the addition of resources for advocacy and community engagement efforts; and is successfully leading a $20 million capital campaign that will enhance and fortify agency facilities and infrastructure, including the preservation and restoration of its national historic landmark headquarters and playhouse.
Garza graduated from Harvard in 1986, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and social relations, and completed Columbia Business School’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management program.
Garza serves on the board of directors of the Human Services Council, United Neighborhood Houses, the New York City Employment and Training Coalition, and Betances Health Center.