Nancy Henkin

(215) 204-6836
Executive Director
Nancy Henkin, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of The Intergenerational Center at Temple University. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Henkin has developed a wide range of cross-age programs and has consulted with numerous local, national and international organizations in the aging, youth and education fields. She has been invited to speak at conferences throughout Europe and Asia. A leading authority on civic engagement and intergenerational programming, Dr. Henkin is a frequent presenter at national conferences such as the American Society on Aging, the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Generations United, the National Council on the Aging, the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving, and the Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. She also has produced a large volumn of audiovisual and written materials and published articles in aging, social work and education journals.

Dr. Henkin serves on the editorial board for the International Journal on Intergenerational Relations and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jack Ossofsky Award from the National Council on the Aging, the Maggie Kuhn Award from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and the Professional in Human Relations Award from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. In 2006, she was elected into the Ashoka Fellowship – a global community of social entrepreneurs who are delivering innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems – for her efforts to build Communities for All Ages.

Dr. Henkin received her B.S. from Simmons College and her Ph.D. from Temple University.