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Geneva Johnson

Social Administrator

  • Fellow
  • 1994
Social Service

Geneva Johnson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Service America, Inc. and Families International, Inc. She earned a B.S. degree from Albright College, an M.S. in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate in Executive Management from the Harvard Business School. She began her career in human services as a Program Director for the Houston YWCA. She served United Ways in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York before joining the United Way of America in 1978 as a Senior Vice President responsible for strategic long-range planning and public policy. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Service America from 1983 to 1994, and as Executive Director of the Women's Leadership Institute at Mount Mary College from 2001 to 2004. She currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Institute.

Mrs. Johnson has received numerous recognitions and awards. In 1985, Savvy magazine named her one of the top 12 nonprofit executive women in America, and in 1990 Business Week magazine named her one of the top five best managers in the United States in the social services field. She has served on many boards, including the Peter F. Drucker Foundation and the National Center for Nonprofit Boards. Her current board memberships include The Social Enterprise Initiative at the Harvard Business School, Froedtert Hospital, Leader to Leader Institute, and Volunteers of America.

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