Dr. Teresa Johnson is a Palm Beach County native. She resided in the Town of Haverhill for 15 years before relocating for job opportunities. In 2020, Dr. Johnson made the decision to move her family back to Haverhill.
Dr. Johnson immediately immersed herself in community involvement. She is an active member of the Club Road Estates Homeowners Association and volunteers on the Town of Haverhill Charter Review Committee. Dr. Johnson’s dedication to her beloved community, and the community at large, is evident in her service to the community.
For more than 21 years, Dr. Johnson has been a leader in the non-profit sector. She serves as the Executive Director of Northwest Community Consortium Inc. (NCCI) where she is charged with community revitalization activities, creating partnerships with residents, non-profits, law enforcement, governmental agencies and community engagement. She is responsible for the overall operations of the organization, from fundraising to community engagement, program planning, marketing and talent recruitment.
Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, Dr. Johnson worked for the Palm Beach County government for more than eight years in various departments such as County Administration, Engineering and Housing and Community Development.
Dr. Johnson’s wealth of knowledge and experience in both, public and private sector industries, lends to her capability to lead and govern with compassion, intellect and action. Her power and passion lie in serving as a tireless advocate for advancing the community.
Dr. Johnson serves as Treasurer on the Northwest Community Health Alliance Board, which is a collaboration with Florida Atlantic University and Tabernacle Learning Center to provide healthcare access for the uninsured and under-insured populations of the Northwest community. Dr. Johnson sits on the South Florida Community Revitalization Alliance Board, which promotes fair and equal access to financial products/ services, economic justice, and increased community investments in South Florida. Dr. Johnson is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, West Palm Beach Chapter where she serves on the Public Policy & Advocacy Committee. Dr. Johnson is a member of the City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Village Initiative, which is an effort to improve the experiences of young African American males, 25 years old and younger living in the Historic Northwest, Coleman Park and Pleasant City. Dr. Johnson serves as a community liaison for the City of West Palm Beach Sunset Lounge Interior Design and the Heart and Soul Park artist selection. She is a past chair and current member of the Heathy Neighbors, a community driven health Initiative that serves Northern West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. Dr. Johnson chaired the City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s African American Advisory Council (WPB) under Mayor Jeri Muoi from 2016 – 2019. The Council was charged with advising the Mayor on issues affecting African American residents.
Dr. Johnson holds a Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Walden University. She is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she earned her Master in Organization Leadership and Northwood University, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Johnson is the author of Strategies to Grow Non-Profits | Overcome Challenges and Reach Your Full Potential — a must read for those who manage people and lead organizations.
Dr. Johnson is the proud mother of one beautiful daughter, Daijah Harvin, who is the light of her life. She is a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School and serves as Sunday School Superintendent.