A VISIONARY AND HUMANITARIAN from an early age, Shaneka Henson was born into a family that changes communities and impacts the world. Her parents, both former pastors, have traveled across Africa using their gifts and abilities to help build the least-reached communities of the region while serving underserved communities in Annapolis and surrounding areas as well.
A native of Annapolis, Shaneka has always been passionate about community service, dedicating her younger years to supporting missionary work and food pantry distributions in Annapolis. Her eagerness to “pay it forward” transitioned into adulthood as she worked with at-risk and underprivileged children, raised awareness about pro bono services to the homeless, and collaborated with interested stakeholders to discuss and confront domestic violence issues.
Inspired by her parents to follow her dreams, Shaneka pursued a Bachelor of Science degree from Coppin State University and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Baltimore. Upon graduating, Shaneka was admitted into the Maryland Bar as an attorney in 2010 and has worked for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Office and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Shaneka is currently a practicing attorney, wife, and mother to her teenage son.
This hard-working Annapolitan keeps her finger on the pulse of the city and is deeply committed to creating change on issues that impact her community. With years of hard work and community service under her belt, Shaneka believes The Time is Now for new