Henry Gascon is Director, Program and Policy Development at United Ways of California. In this role, Mr. Gascon conducts policy research and analysis, leads communication strategies and assists with organizational operations. He is a co-author of The Real Cost Measure in California which introduces a new poverty measure that conveys the true cost of living in California's communities and promotes the Human Development Index, which discusses well-being in health, education and financial stability.
Previously, Mr. Gascon was a Policy Analyst at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Director of NPower Los Angeles, a social service organization that provided technology education services for the Southern California nonprofit sector. He holds Bachelor degrees in History and International Relations from Holy Names University in Oakland, California and a Master’s in Public Administration specializing in policy analysis from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.