Since completing twelve years as Executive Director Parkinson’s Association of San Diego at the end of 2012, while at the same time he also acted as the Coordinator APDA Information & Referral Center in San Diego.
Since leaving PASD Dr. Hendrix has been providing professional consulting services to non-profit organizations and volunteer support to a variety of other community agencies. His focus is on helping these organizations grow in their ability to provide services that positively impact the lives of their constituents, while supporting the staff, families and corporate objectives.
For the 11 ½ years prior to PASD, Dr. Hendrix held the position of Executive Director at the Alzheimer’s Association in San Diego. During that tenure he helped the organization grow to one of the strongest in the national Alzheimer’s Association network.
During his career, he has accumulated over 40 years of diversified management experience while directing several non-profit organizations that served seniors, developmentally disabled, learning disabled and/or traumatically head injured young adults. He also held a full-time position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Connecticut (3 ½ years), and just prior, as a part-time instructor at Norwalk Community College where he taught classes in General Psychology and in the business department, Organizational Behavior.
Dr. Hendrix has a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Educational Psychology & Rehabilitation Research and a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Pennsylvania State University and a BA from Susquehanna University in Psychology, History and Sociology. He is a LEAD graduate, is actively involved in the community and his church. Immediately prior to moving to Texas he served as a lead usher, Coordinator for “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” series and leader/teacher in the seniors program, Pathways. Currently, he attends Grace Baptist Church of Salado where he serves as Elder and as one of the teachers in the Wednesday morning men’s Bible study. He and his wife act as Co-Coordinators of Trudy’s Closet, a clothing ministry to the poor.
Dr. Hendrix is married to the lovely Mary Hendrix, M.Th. who for twelve years served as the Coordinator of Spiritual Care and Volunteers for Sharp HospiceCare. For 6 years as the first female volunteer Chaplain with the Escondido Police Department and currently with the Belton, TX Police Department. She is recognized as a Senior Chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains. Together they have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Educational Psychology & Rehabilitation Research
M. Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Pennsylvania State University
BA from Susquehanna University in Psychology, History and Sociology