Biography: Deidre Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director at the Center for African American Health. Deidre brings more than 15 years of non-profit and foundation experience to her role.
Deidre is a Denver native. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Princeton University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Johnson currently serves on the board of trustees of St. Mary’s Academy and Co-Chairs the Denver Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee for the Rocky Mountain Princeton Club. She is also a member of the Cavity Free at Three Advisory Board for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Deidre previously held the position of President at Sight Line Strategies Inc. Prior to establishing Sight Line Strategies, Inc., Johnson was a Program Officer for The Colorado Trust, where she was responsible for working with the Colorado children’s health community to significantly increase and expand access to health coverage and health care for children and youth throughout the state and managed an $18 million grant portfolio. Johnson has also served as Vice President of Development and Marketing for Qualistar Early Learning, worked as a senior consultant with JVA Consulting, and has held various leadership positions in development and communications with the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, the Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation.
Throughout her career, she has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, as well as strategic skills that have improved many lives in the community. She has proven her commitment to children and families with health issues, which directly aligns with the Center for African American Health’s core values and mission.