Advocate and policy expert, Racquel Romans-Henry currently serves as the Policy Director of Salvation and Social Justice, a faith rooted social justice nonprofit organization based in Trenton, New Jersey. Racquel works with individuals, organizations and communities to amplify the voices of those who have historically been relegated to the margins of society to ensure that their voices and lived experiences inform policy changes in the state of New Jersey.
She leads her work with integrity, passion, candor and good humor, while cultivating a framework that allows her to effectively elevate and support the communities that mean so much to her.
With over 15 years of professional experience as a specialist with the federal government, a special aptitude for making meaningful connections, and commitment to the service of her community, Racquel knows how to “speak truth to power” while equipping others with the knowledge to activate their own agency.
During her time with Salvation and Social Justice, she is honored to have worked alongside advocate partners to address many of the state’s most critical social justice issues including but not limited to police accountability efforts, health equity and the decriminalization of cannabis.
Racquel earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and International Relations from William Paterson University. She is a proud wife and a mother to two brilliant daughters.
Racquel is passionate about the arts, literature and travel. When she is not working she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or embarking on a new escapade with her family.