Serena Johnson

Chief Program Officer


Serena Johnson

Serena Johnson has devoted over 15 years to community education, diversity & Inclusion, LGBTQ organizational relationship cultivation and pragmatic planning and implementation.Throughout her diversified career, she has dedicated herself to positively impacting the lives of the disenfranchised and underrepresented by insuring they have a civic voice and self-empowerment tools.

Prior to joining Family Equality in February 2020 as Chief Program Officer, Serena served as the Director of Victim Services for Equality Michigan, where she led the department in providing statewide advocacy services, trainings, program development, implementation and evaluation.

Serena has worked in various other key public service and advocacy roles including the State of Michigan Special Case Probations Office, Urban Link Village and the 36th District Court of Detroit. She also serves on the Governing Committee for the New York City Anti-Violence Programs. Serena obtained her undergraduate degree in Family Studies and Child Development from Western Michigan University, holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and will soon hold a Master’s degree in Social Work.

Serena resides in the metro Detroit area with her children, boy/girl twins Levi and Lyric.