Faye Johnson received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and minor in Sociology from Jacksonville University. Faye has an extensive background that ensures a level of competency in Preconception Care, Maternal and Child Health, Life Course Model, the Social Determinant of Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Healthy Equity and Equality, Administration and Quality Assurance.
Faye has 25 years’ experience working with low-income populations and 23 years’ experience in program administration and management. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Faye served as the Project Director of the Magnolia Project, an initiative of the Coalition located in Jacksonville. The Magnolia Project is a special federally-funded Healthy Start preconception initiative to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years (15–44 years old) living in underserved zip codes with the highest rate of infant mortality. Faye oversees multiple programs within the organization such as but not limited to Northeast Florida State Healthy Start, Fetal and Infant Mortality Review program, Fatherhood PRIDE and two evidence-based models, the MIECHV Nurse-Family Partnership and Healthy Families Jacksonville. She is also the past President of the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions.
Faye has exhibited at numerous federal and state Conferences throughout the country and coauthored Integrating the Life Course into Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service Delivery: From Theory to Practice, Maternal and Child Health Journal. Faye received several awards such as a finalist of the 2017 Florida Times Union Eve Award, the 2019 Faye Jacksonville Business Journal 2019 Women of Influence Award and the Child Florida Department of Children and Families Child Welfare Excellence Award. Faye is President of the statewide Florida Association of Health Start Coalitions.
Faye views her service opportunities as an experience that she values and is humbled everyday by the opportunity to serve others!