Henry is a past President of AOAC (2004-2005 and 2019-2020) and was a Chair of the Methods Committee on Pesticide Residues in Foods and a member of the Official Methods Board. He has also been a member of several government and academic advisory panels on various aspects of food safety including food additives and pesticide residues, including being a Task Force leader in the 2004 JIFSAN Workshop on Acrylamide in Foods, and a participant in the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), co-chaired the Food Safety and Defense Committee of the International Food Information Council, chaired the Chemicals Management Committee of Grocery Manufacturers Association, and a task force leader on food safety policy at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
He is a Guest Faculty Scholar in the Center for Health and Risk Communication at George Mason University, where his interest is in developing better ways to communicate about food safety and understanding the impact of social advocacy on regulatory policy. He has been Chair of USP’s Hazard Identification and Food Adulteration Expert Panels.
Henry retired in 2013 as Senior Director, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. At The Coca-Cola Company he was responsible for scientific and regulatory policy on food safety issues, including the safety of ingredients, and packaging. Prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2005, he was with the National Food Processors Association (NFPA) for nearly 30 years, providing scientific and technical advice to most of the major food companies in the United States. At NFPA, Henry held positions as Vice President of the Laboratory Centers and as Vice President of Toxicology and Food Chemistry.
He currently assists several organizations as an independent consultant and advisor on food safety and regulatory affairs.
He received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Southern California, and Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing his doctoral studies, Henry returned to Berkeley as a post-doctoral research associate in Chemistry.