Alexis McGill Johnson
Alexis McGill Johnson is president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), a national leader in sexual and reproductive health and education. Through a network of 49 affiliates, Planned Parenthood health centers provide vital health care to more than 2 million people each year at nearly 600 health centers across the country, so that everyone — no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make — can get supportive, high-quality health care to live full, healthy lives.
Alexis is a longstanding champion for social and racial justice, a respected political and cultural organizer, and a tireless advocate for reproductive freedom. She has been part of Planned Parenthood’s leadership for more than a decade as PPFA board chair, Planned Parenthood Federal PAC chair, and a Planned Parenthood Action Fund board member.
Alexis co-founded and co-directed the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who use mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities to help reduce bias and discrimination and improve equity.
She is a frequent commentator in the press and a keynote speaker. She serves on the board of the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights and is a founder of the Culture Group. Alexis has a BA in politics from Princeton University, an MA in political science from Yale University, and taught political science at Yale and Wesleyan universities.