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Fort Worth Leader Joins Senior Team

Fort Worth—Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is proud to announce an inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Dr. Jonathan Johnson.

Dr. Johnson joins from University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) where he served as Assistant Vice President with oversight of the Counseling & Psychological Services, Health Services, Health Education, Campus Recreation, Adaptive Sports, esports, and Student Access & Resource Center.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Johnson has nurtured inclusive success and retention initiatives in higher education, with a specific expertise in advocating for the matriculation of underrepresented, underserved, and low-income college students. This work includes extensive consultation and collaboration with organizations, non-profits, colleges, and universities on issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, leadership, holistic wellbeing, gender bias, college student identity development, and environmental sustainability.

His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Educational Counseling & Psychology from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Higher Education and Administration from University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science, Technology and Industrial Arts from Berea College in Kentucky. Dr. Johnson is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and holds multiple DEI certifications.

Ken Lambrecht, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas said, “Planned Parenthood is committed to ensuring that our organization is broadly inclusive and strategically addressing health inequities in the communities we serve. With Dr. Johnson’s leadership, we are furthering our goals to be an inclusive workplace that serves our communities completely.”

Dr. Johnson said, “I’ve partnered with Planned Parenthood previously in my career and welcome this opportunity to step in to lead Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging programming. Planned Parenthood is an essential resource for communities across Texas, especially at this important time for reproductive justice.”

Dr. Johnson is based at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ Southwest Fort Worth offices.

Background on Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

For more than 85 years, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has been a trusted source for healthcare, advocacy, and medically-accurate sex education. All are welcome at Planned Parenthood regardless of insurance or documentation status, income level, where they live or who they love. In 2020, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas provided 93,602 patient visits at health centers in Austin, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, Paris, Plano, Tyler, Waco, and surrounding communities.