Leslie Johnson, MSW is the Vice President of Organizational Development. A two-time graduate of the University of Southern California, she started her career in local government at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, coordinating communications strategies and policy initiatives. Since joining Community Coalition in 2007, Leslie has coordinated fundraising strategies that have helped the organization raise more than $15 million in funding from government, foundations, corporations and individual donors. In her current role, she is responsible for growing the organization’s internal operations and membership infrastructure.
Leslie is also a graduate of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) and the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI). In her spare time, Leslie enjoys listening to live music, and attending services at Crenshaw Christian Center with her husband and daughter, Laila.