Research Leadership Team

Matthew Henry, Chief Information Officer

Matthew Henry is Chief Information Officer for Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA). Prior to coming CCAoA, Henry spent 13 years at Le Tourneau University in Longview, Texas, as Chief Information Officer and Dean of Innovative Education. His responsibilities included the University Library, University online curriculum and educational technology, and the Information Technology Department. Henry also created Minecraft summer camps that not only provided children a fun experience but also used technology to build leadership skills. With more than 40 years of experience in information technology, Henry has served as chair of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a national information technology group that serves private, faith-based schools, and as eCommittee Chair at Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, a nonprofit association that is the voice for Texas’ fully accredited private colleges and universities.

Henry joined Child Care Aware® of America in April 2019.

Kim Engelman, Interim Senior Director of Research

Dr. Kim Engelman is the Interim Senior Director of Research with Child Care Aware® of America. She harnesses over 20 years of experience and knowledge in preventive medicine and public health, health and human service systems, child development, clinical psychology and early childhood care and education to advance a comprehensive, high-quality child care system that is accessible to all families. She is passionate about using data-driven insights to advance systems of care. She engages at the intersection of digital technology systems integration/interoperability, data and research to inform and advance sustainable, equity-driven and comprehensive early childhood systems. Kim earned a PhD in Child and Developmental Psychology from the University of Kansas.

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