Barbara Johnson has been affiliated with Community Works for 14 years serving first as a member of the Board of Directors where she held roles as Secretary and also as the Board Development Committee Chair. She joined the organization as an employee in 2013 as Victim Services Director and in 2015, became Executive Director of the agency, where she oversaw an agency restructuring and reorganization and the continued development of a strong team that is providing vital professional services for the greater good of the community. Under Barbara’s leadership Community Works has grown 33% in revenue and doubled staff providing community based services, transitional housing, and permanent housing services throughout Jackson County.
Barbara has demonstrated a passion to serve our vulnerable victimized community as a member of the Continuum of Care Advisory Board, Jackson County Council Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, and Public Safety Coordinating Council.
Barbara has served in numerous community volunteer roles including President of Hillcrest Committee which is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Barbara’s nonprofit experience began with the Junior League of Dallas, which is the largest Junior League in the United States. She was an active member for over fifteen years and held the role of Community Executive Director.
Earlier in her career, Barbara worked in business management and consulting for over twenty years for cable/communication companies in Sacramento, California, Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California. For ten years, she was Regional Manager for CableData in Dallas, Texas for a regional office providing services for over 200 cable/communication companies that represented over two million customers.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Barbara now resides in Medford, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BFA degree. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her husband Rudd, children Hogan and Rudd and their adorable Goldendoodle “Tucker”.
Barbara Johnson’s Monday Session:
Building Organizational Resilience: Preparing for Economic Downturns and Other Surprises
- Julia Beattie, Chief Lending Officer for People’s Bank
- Dee Anne Everson, Executive Director of United Way of Jackson County
- Barbara Johnson, Executive Director of Community Works
- Jim White, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon