Mercedes Henderson-Clark

Education Coach

Mercedes Henderson Clark is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota with high ambitions and a commitment to education and children. Mercedes has served in several capacities throughout the United States as a healthcare administrator in both the public and private sectors, along with mentoring/providing services for young people in helping them reach their potential academically, socially/emotionally, as well as financially. Her ultimate passion however, is serving others. Mercedes is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated, a public service organization, and a member of the Links, Incorporated, currently serving in several capacities within the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter. Some of her most treasured moments while serving in these chapters (Delta Sigma Theta and The Links, Incorporated) include working with young men and women, encouraging them to follow their dreams through pursuing an education. Mercedes currently serves as n Excellence in Equity Coordinator for Youth Development for the Osseo Area School District in Maple Grove, MN, as well as an Education Program Coach for young men at Ujamaa Place (a non-profit organization for displaced young men). Mercedes is the Chief Executive Officer for Heights Consulting Group, LLC, an educational entity focused on the upliftment of African American scholars and those of African descent, exposing them to the wealth of opportunities presented through historically black colleges and universities. Mercedes is also the Chief Operating Officer of D.E.L.O.R.E.S. Works, Incorporated (an educational non-profit).

Mercedes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hampton University, a Master of Arts degree in Health Administration from Hofstra University and a Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University. She is currently in the process of completing two doctorates – one in health administration and the other in educational management – both her vocation and avocation, respectively. Her motto in life is to, “Keep moving!” She often states that friends and family continuously call her a professional student; however, she “keeps moving” and prefers the term, ‘Life Long Learner,’ practicing what she preaches!