RALEIGH, N.C. — Equality North Carolina has announced that it has appointed Kendra R. Johnson as its next executive director. She will begin her new position on May 7.
Johnson’s direct responsibilities are to implement the organization’s strategic vision and to lead staff, volunteers, partners and allies in advancing its mission.
Prior to her appointment, Johnson worked as the Arkansas state director for the Human Rights Campaign, where she led the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to LGBTQ people.
“I am honored to fight for fairness and equality for the people of North Carolina,” Johnson said. “Equality NC has accomplished a lot even in the face of strong opposition. I am excited to join this passionate group of people and work alongside coalition partners and advocates in North Carolina.”
Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College, in Atlanta, Ga. After working over a decade as a journalist in Brazil, she obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Her capstone project was entitled, “HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in Arkansas: A Needs Assessment.” Johnson also serves as chair of the board of Southerners on New Ground.
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