Delia Johnson is a nonprofit executive, social justice advocate, and systems-level thinker.
As Vice President of Operations, she is a champion for building healthy nonprofits with mission-driven teams.
Delia is a subject matter expert on nonprofit management, housing & homelessness, food insecurity, client-centered program design, and more. Mrs. Johnson has developed a reputation for managing high-performing teams with the natural ability to build and maintain relationships with strategic partners to employ innovative and creative solutions to everyday problems.
Delia is known for her commitment to public service. Her collaborative approach to increasing access to services while also addressing the root causes of homelessness and food insecurity has set her apart as a fierce advocate with infectious passion.
Mrs. Johnson was one of eighteen individuals across the country chosen to participate in the inaugural Food Leaders Fellowship Program with the Aspen Institute. In this role, she continues to lead the way in cross-sector collaboration and scalable change toward a fair, sustainable, and healthy food system.
Prior to MFAN, Delia served in a variety of nonprofit management roles, including representing veterans as one of the first attorneys in Hawaii authorized by the VA to assist in their disability claims, running the statewide Fair Housing Initiatives Program as a Legal Aid attorney, managing housing and homeless programs for families with children, and leading the programs department of a large food bank during the pandemic.
She is a proud active duty Air Force spouse and Marine Corps sister and daughter. Delia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. She holds additional leadership certifications from Nonprofit Academy of Excellence at Tidewater Community College. When she’s not leading teams and creating solutions, her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading, trying to be crafty, hiking, and travel.
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