Since 2016, we have led the effort to enact research and education of different cancers to thousands across the country at partnered schools and universities. Through strong and inexhaustible partnerships, we have been at the forefront of remarkable advances in science and technology - benefiting new cancers each year. Donating to partnered research facilities, financially assisting low income / high risk patients, and promoting each years mission are just some of what we do to make a difference.

You can learn more about our core missions of research, education, and patient rehabilitation here.

Our Mission

Enacting research, education, patient rehabilitation and understanding of new cancers to partnered research, medical, hospital facilities, schools/universities, and patients across the nation.

Henry's Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, making all donations tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
— Francis of Assisi

Executive directory


Elijah Henry

President & CEO

Being in love with the principal of philanthropy his whole life, Elijah joined the charitable sector of business, in 2016, and became a revolutionist of how charity interacts with different trades (research, education, etc.). Intrigued with how charities, the community, and businesses collaborate, he taught himself how to start and operate a small nonprofit. From partnering with local executives and agencies, he further mastered this craft and was able to finalize and promote his philanthropic campaign, and supplement his local community. Growing up in a predominately medical and professional family background, Elijah naturally embraced the responsibility and first grasped his control of the charitable field sector after accomplishing alliance with several substantial businesses, making Henry's Foundation a nationally recognized corporation.
In 2017, Elijah ventured further into prospective associations by adding a new priority to the Henry’s Foundation mission, education. Elijah has since then made a name for himself surrounding the Louisiana area, being featured on local news programs, acknowledged by competing nonprofits, and honored by receiving several awards for his efforts in his community.


Gregg Arena, M.D.

Vice President & Chief Medical Liaison

Gregg Arena, M.D. has been a well known physician for 30+ years specializing in anesthesiology. Dr. Arena is a graduate from LSU Medical School, and did a residency in Anesthesia at Tulane Medical University. After completing his residency, he then became a board certified anesthesiologist. He has been involved with over 150,000 anesthetic procedures in his career and still practices part-time. Dr. Arena serves on numerous medical boards and is currently Chief of the Medical Staff at Northern Louisiana Medical Center. Dr. Arena is also on the Medical Board for Supervision with an expertise in bariatric surgery. He is the Medical Director at Southern Skin City Medical Spa providing services for skin aesthetics. Dr. Arena has had a tremendous amount of experience in partnering with medical facilities and other vital partners given his over thirty years experience.


Alisha Cannon, RN, BSN, MHA

Secretary of the Directors