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Henriët Hendriks

Manager, Budget Implementation Consulting

Henriët Hendriks first joined MAD as a senior management consultant in 2017 and returned in January 2024 as a manager for budget implementation consulting. In this role, she co-leads MAD’s consulting work around implementing the budgetary initiatives and programs that were passed in the 2023 legislative session. She worked at the Future Services Institute at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from 2019 until 2022, first as the research and evaluation director and then as the academic director. Most recently Henriët worked at the Minneapolis Foundation as their senior director of Evaluation and Learning, where she supported internal and external learning and evaluation of competitive grant programs and donor engagement. She used Trust-Based Philanthropy and the Equitable Evaluation Framework® to hold philanthropy accountable to support and work toward more equitable systems, and she also worked closely with the Foundation’s senior leadership team to prepare board materials and help design board meetings.

Consulting focus 

Henriët considers herself an evaluator, researcher, and learner at heart, but she has also honed her facilitation, strategic planning, change management, and organization assessment skills. She loves seeing and making connections between research/evaluation and the day-to-day work as well as the overall systems and structures. Henriët believes we do our best work and can best serve the people of Minnesota through collaboration, bringing in multiple perspectives and learning from each other.

Client and project highlights 

In Henriët’s first two years with MAD, she worked on the following projects:

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA): Conducted a comprehensive program evaluation of MN GreenCorps Program at MPCA to fulfill federal requirements and provide program improvement recommendations to MPCA, including surveys, interviews, and ripple effects mapping. 
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS): Carried out an administration evaluation of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part B. Henriët conducted interviews with fifteen Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and DHS agency staff and several other subject matter experts, did state comparison research, and reviewed background information to develop useful recommendations to both DHS and MDH. 
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue: Interviewed over forty states for a comprehensive state comparison of Local Government Sales Taxes, which informed the recommendations for the Department of Revenue. 

Educational background

Henriet received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in Political Science with a focus on American politics and her BA in American Studies and English at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. She has certifications in facilitation and is a practitioner of the Equitable Evaluation Framework®.

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