Danielle Johnson to serve as executive director, starting in June

We’re excited to welcome Danielle Johnson to Wichita Habitat for Humanity. She’ll join the staff on June 14 as our executive director, succeeding Ann Fox who is retiring after nearly a decade of service. Danielle currently is the assistant director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wichita State University.

“I look forward to being able to continue this beautiful work,” Danielle said during a news conference to announce she’d be joining our staff. “Everyone should have the opportunity to have a decent place to live.”

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master in Public Administration from Wichita State University. Danielle has provided countless programs and professional development opportunities that have enriched communities through diverse educational, social, and cultural experiences. Danielle serves on several community boards and committees to include; Community Operations Recovery Empowerment Inc. (CORE), Wichita Urban Professionals, Wichita State President’s Diversity Council, Rise Up for Youth, Wichita Branch NAACP, HealthCore Clinic, Kansas Hispanic Education and Development Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Beta Kappa Omega Chapter, and the State Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Danielle has taken courses with Advance Kansas Class VI, Kansas Leadership Center, Young Professionals of Wichita Leadership Academy and Leadership Wichita.

Danielle and her spouse, Vice Mayor Brandon Johnson, are busy with three kids Khairi, Aria, and Arin. When they’re not busy with family life, they are working to create positive tangible changes and a more inclusive and equitable environment in the greater Wichita community.