David K. Mensah, M.Div, is currently a Leadership Consultant with National Urban Fellows, and the founder and principal of Wave Training and Consulting, and principal partner of DKBWAVE Training and Consulting providing leadership training and executive coaching to organizations committed to developing and enhancing employee leadership skills. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College in Ne York City.
Mr. Mensah’s twenty-one year career has included working as an executive director, as well as an executive coach for new and seasoned boards and leadership staff. He has worked with organizations serving youth, families, people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless citizens & victims of crime & abuse. For over five years Mr. Mensah held the post of executive director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) the country’s oldest and largest child welfare organization dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Mr. Mensah led Hetrick-Martin during its historic six million dollar expansion phase partnering with the New York City Department of Education to found the Harvey Milk High School.
In his previous positions, David served seven years as the executive director of the Connecticut AIDS Residence Program providing housing and support services to homeless people with HIV/AIDS. David is a dynamic public speaker and master trainer and speaks at conferences and seminars on issues including “Breakthrough Action Leadership© in a Business Setting.”