2018 Fellow

Deidre Johnson
Deidre JohnsonCEO and Executive Director, The Center for African American Health

Meet Deidre

Deidre Johnson is the CEO and Executive Director of The Center for African-American Health. A community-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of African Americans, the Center works toward health equity for the underserved African American community by offering culturally competent health education and outreach that empowers community members to overcome the root causes of health problems, maximize their own individual health, and access health and support services.

Prior to joining the Center in December 2015, Deidre was a Program Officer for The Colorado Trust, 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.

A Denver native, Deidre 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.  She serves her community as a member of several nonprofit boards and steering committees. Deidre is an ASCEND Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellow, a Transformative Leadership for Change Fellow, a member of the 2007 Denver Metro Chamber Foundation Leadership Denver Class, and co-Chair of the Denver Princeton Prize in Race Relations for the Rocky Mountain Princeton Club.