Supporting and developing vibrant, relevant and impactful organizations.



KEY QUALIFICATIONS: More than 28 years experience in the business, public and social sectors in a multitude of roles including: practitioner, program director, project administrator, manager, researcher, trainer and technical assistance provider, resource developer, communications specialist, and program evaluator. Since the inception of Mmapeu Consulting in 1992, Dr. Johnson has trained, consulted and worked with over 7,35 individuals representing:NGOs; colleges, universities and K-12 educational institutions; local, state, and federal governmental agencies; socially responsible businesses; multi-national corporations; community based organizations; philanthropic organizations; arts and culture groups; teachers; students; activists; volunteer associations and researchers. Dr. Johnson is the author of several books, including Proud Sisters, The Wit & Wisdom of African- American Women, Mother Love (which collectively have sold more than 170,000 copies), and The Cultural Diversity Fieldbook.


Areas of technical expertise and experience: organizational development, partnership and collaboration development, non-profit management, leadership development,community building,neighborhood revitalization, business strategy, diversity and cultural capacity, conflict resolution, and integration of spirituality and social change.


Academic and subject area expertise: organizational behavior, not-for-profit management, social sector history, philanthropy, community development, education, workforce development, community and public health,ethnic studies, cultural competency and diversity.


Previous clients include: Amherst College, Berklee College of Music, Brown University, California Academy of Science,the Corporation for National and Community Service, The C.S. Mott Foundation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), INDEPENDENT SECTOR, Oxfam America, the Massachusetts Department of Education,t he National Education Association, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, San Francisco AIDS Foundation,and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.





MMAPEU MANAGEMENT CONSULTING. Founder and President. Greenfield, Mass., August 1991 - 2005.

Oakland CA, Sept. 2005 - Present

Consulting, training, facilitation, executive coaching,research and program evaluation in the areas of organizational development, nonprofit management, spirituality and business,board leadership, cultural assessment and diversity, coalition building, project management for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, public agencies and innovative private sector companies.


Clients have included:Amherst College, Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest, Corporation for National & Community Service, Connecticut Community Health Centers, The C. S. Mott Foundation, The Davis Foundation, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), INDEPENDENT SECTOR - Emerging Leaders Program, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Massachusetts Department of Education, Mass. Dept. of Public Health, National Education Association, National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention, Oxfam America, Progressive Media Alliance, Society of Organizational Learning (SoL), Spirit in Action, University of Pennsylvania - HIV/WFIT Research Study, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


Long-Term Projects include:Organizational Development Consultant The Utility Reform Network (2008 - Currently); Curriculum Developer & Principal Faculty NeighborWorks America National Training Institute (1997 - Current); Director of the Management & Community Development Institute (MCDI),Tufts University (1995 - 1997);


WNYC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, FM93.3, AM820 and TV31. Manager of Development

New York, N.Y., USA. July 1990 - August 1991. Restructured and developed corporate underwriting program, raising $135,000 during tenure.Managed various restricted and general operating projects within arts and culture and public affairs programming.Conducted research, cultivation and solicitation of corporate and foundation funders, strategic planning, project development and departmental revenue reporting.


NEW YORK URBAN COALITION. Development Manager.. New York, New York, January 1989 -June 1990

Coordinated and implemented corporate and foundation campaigns raising $975,000 (including $240,000 from gala benefit). Also managed initial two-year phase of capital campaign raising $740,000. Researched and developed 1990 fundraising plan. Conceptualized and wrote three-year strategic plan for development department. Chaired interdepartmental Coordinating Committee.


Development Officer. April 1988 - January 1989.

Assisted in all development activities. Produced collateral materials, contributing editor of annual report. Managed Annual Corporate Dinner with net proceeds of $190,000.


MICHAEL S. SELTZER & ASSOCIATES. Consulting Associate. New York, N.Y., March 1987 - April 1988.

Provided technical assistance in fundraising, board of director development and strategic planning to diverse client base of community-based organizations. Clients included: Family Resource Center, Dance for Life, National AIDS Network, People with AIDS Coalition, Community Health Project and Women's Funding Coalition.


FREELANCE CONSULTANT. New York, N.Y.. October 1984 - April 1988.

Provided management support and technical expertise in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations, special events coordination and general administration support. Clients included: The New Boston Group, Harlem School of the Arts, Artists Against Apartheid, Developing News, Inc., and the Aaron Diamond Foundation.



AMERICAN NEWSPAPER REPS, INC. Northeast Regional Sales Manager. October 1985 - January 1987. Managed national and regional advertising agency accounts for syndicate of 8,000 weekly community newspapers. Developed client base to exceed $1 million in billings..


CAPITAL CITIES/ABC, Affiliate Relations Division. Account Representative. June 1984 - October 1985.. Served as liaison between 300+ local affiliates and ABC Television Network. Orchestrated customized advertising placement for national and regional accounts.


CBS INC. CBS ENTERTAINMENT PRESS INFORMATION.. Press Representative. June 1983 - June 1984. Administered national photo releases to owned and operated stations, network affiliates, daily and weekly newspapers, monthly publications and syndicators. Coordinated press coverage of CBS programming, assisted in regional and national press events.





Pacific School of Religion Graduate Theological Union. Berkeley, CA. Masters in Divinity. May 2014.


Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Medford, MA.. Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies. November 2002. Self-designed program in sociology, management/ organizational behavior and nonprofit studies. Doctoral dissertation: The Cosmology of Cross-sector Organizational Collaboration: An Examination of Private, Public and Third Sector Organizations Engaging in Community Problem Solving.


The New School for Social Research, Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy. New York, N.Y.. Masters in Science, Nonprofit Management. May 1992. Sloan Fellow.


University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communications and The Wharton School of Business. Philadelphia, PA. Bachelor of Arts, Communications; Marketing Concentration. May 1983.





Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Minority Access Role Model Citation. National award to researchers and scientists demonstrating leadership and accomplishments that serve as a role model for students pursuing careers in qualitative and quantitative research.


Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute. Excellence in Training Award. Honor presented to one faculty member each quarter for achievement of high standards, exceptional contributions to curriculum development and quality in teaching.


Tufts University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. September 1997 - May 2002. Interdisciplinary Studies Fellowship. One of six doctoral students in the GSAS creating a self-designed Ph.D. program.


Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center. September 1997 - June 2000. Senior Fellow.

One of eight resident fellows who act as advisors to the Center on policy, program development and participate in programs.


Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center. Sept. 1996 - Aug. 1997. Public Service Fellow.

Conducted research and trainings in nonprofit management, community service and philanthropy.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban and Environmental Studies. Community Fellows Program - Research Fellow. September 1994 - August 1995.

Conducted independent research project on national community service and public policy. Selected to present at the INDEPENDENT SECTOR Spring Research Forum, 1995.


The New School University. Robert J. Milano School Management and Urban Policy.

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. Awarded full scholarship to complete a Masters in Nonprofit Management. September 1988 - May 1992. Master's thesis: Aspects of Progressive Philanthropy.




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African-American Federation of Greater Boston Member, 1996 - 2003

American Institute of Wine & Food, Boston Chapter - Board Member, 1996 - 1998; New York City

Chapter, Program Committee, 1987 - 1990

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Board Member, 1998-2000; Annual Conference Committee, 1999 - 2001, Membership Committee, 1998 - 2000

CareerGear - National Board Member, 2001 - 2005

Ed Berlin for Mayor Campaign - Volunteer, 2003

INDEPENDENT SECTOR Research Committee - Member, 1998 � 2005

INDEPENDENT SECTOR Emerging Leaders Committee - Member, 2001 - 2004

International Society of Third Sector Research Member, 1996 - 2004

Mark Witnewski for Town Council Campaign Communications Manager, 2003

Massachusetts Democratic Party Gubernatorial Delegate, 2002; State Convention Delegate 2003

New School/Milano Alumnae Friends Member, 1992 - 2005<

Share Our Strength, Taste of the Nation, Boston - Chair Corporate Sponsorship Committee, 1996 - 1998;

����������� New York City Coordinating Committee, 1987 - 1989

21st Century Schools Northeast Regional Training Committee Member, 2001 - 2003

United Way of Massachusetts Bay - Allocations Committee, 1997 - 1999

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Building Bridges Initiative Advisory Committee, 1998 - 2000