Alexis McGill Johnson is the Acting President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Planned Parenthood provides vital health services to 2.4 million men and women each year through its more than 600 health centers across the country.
Alexis McGill Johnson is a renowned social justice leader, lifelong political organizer and a tireless advocate for reproductive rights and access to quality, affordable healthcare. Alexis resigned from her role as a Planned Parenthood Action Fund Board member and PAC Chair to step into the Acting President position. She also served on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Federation of America for nearly a decade, including serving as Board Chair from 2013 to 2015 where she expanded the organization’s philanthropic reach to fund critical initiatives to increase access to care and meet the needs of Planned Parenthood’s patients.
She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who translate cutting edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, and promote belonging. She currently serves on the board of Color of Change, Revolutions Per Minute, and Narrative Initiative. She is a founder of the Culture Group as well as a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and in the press. During the 2004 election cycle, she served as Executive Director of Citizen Change. She holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities and has taught political science at both Yale and Wesleyan Universities.